The Asian Development Bank is helping Uzbekistan upgrade roads that will boost trade along a key transport corridor linking Central Asia to Europe. The first tranche of the program will rehabilitate a 74-kilometer section of a highway running through the Fergana Valley, where a third of all Uzbeks live and a large proportion of the country's agricultural goods are produced. It will also improve road safety and asset management.
|Project Name||Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 1|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a multitranche financing facility for an aggregate amount not exceeding $500 million for the Second CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program on 23 August 2011 and an OCR loan of $130 million for Loan 2772-UZB Project 1 on 2 September 2011. The investment program aims to increase domestic and international trade. The outputs under the investment program will be (i) about 236 km of the reconstructed road section of CAREC Corridor 2; and (ii) implemented road system sustainability plans, which relate to road safety and asset management. The investment program will finance three separate projects.
Loan 2772-UZB Project 1 was signed on 1 December 2011 and became effective on 13 January 2012 with current loan closing of 31 December 2017. The project intends to reconstruct about 58 km of the A373 highway (between Km 116 and Km 190), and improve road safety management.
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The second investment program will finance the reconstruction of the Uzbekistan section of CAREC Corridor 2, which connects Uzbekistan to Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan. This reconstruction will improve connectivity and road safety, and boost domestic and international trade. The second investment program fits with Strategy 2020 of ADB, is included in the country operations business plan (2011 -2013), and is aligned with the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011- 2020. The investment program is in line with the Uzbekistan Transport Sector Strategy (2006- 2020) and road map, as well as the CAREC Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy and Action Plan.|
|Impact||Improved road connectivity, safety, and effective Road Fund management for the Uzbekistan sections of CAREC Corridor 2 Road|
|Description of Outcome||Reconstructed A373 highway section with increased traffic volume is safe and effectively operated and maintained|
|Progress Toward Outcome||The loan is ongoing and is expected to be completed by the current closing date of 31 December 2017.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Selected section of A373 highway reconstructed by the Road Fund
Road sector sustainability plans implemented by the Road Fund
Tranche 1 Project completed as targeted and budgeted
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
The civil works contract with Corsan Corviam Construccion S.A. (Spain) was approximately 48% complete prior to its termination in December 2015. Arbitration is currently ongoing.
A new civil works contract to complete the remaining works was awarded on 11 August 2016 to JSC Euro-Asian Construction Corporation "Evrascon" (Azerbaijan). Civil works implementation is ongoing. Based on the value of the civil works completed, the progress is approximately at 31% in December 2016.
The report on road safety management was completed on 31 October 2015. Final report has been accepted by the government. The road safety strategy and programs recommended by the report are pending government approval. The road safety equipment was delivered to the site.
|Geographical Location||Fergana region|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The project does not have major environmental impacts.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Civil works do not involve land acquisition or involuntary resettlement.|
|Indigenous Peoples||There are no potential impacts expected on indigenous people.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Discussions were held with hokimyat authorities and key stakeholders, and public consultations with villagers, Mahalla committees, women''s committee representatives and groups, and other interested parties.|
|During Project Implementation||Stakeholder participation and consultation during implementation will be conducted consistently by Road Fund, consultants, and ADB.|
|Consulting Services||Firms were recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).|
|Procurement||Procurement of works and goods were undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Luu, Khuong|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Uzbekistan Resident Mission|
Republican Road Fund
Ministry of Finance 29 Istiklol Street
Tashkent, 100017,Republic of Uzbekistan
|Concept Clearance||01 Mar 2011|
|Fact Finding||12 Apr 2011 to 28 Apr 2011|
|MRM||14 Jun 2011|
|Approval||02 Sep 2011|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||22 Mar 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|02 Sep 2011||01 Dec 2011||13 Jan 2012||31 Mar 2014||31 Dec 2017||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||159.50||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||129.50||02 Sep 2011||129.19||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||02 Sep 2011||99.01||0.00||76%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program II - Tranche 1: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Jun 2017|
|Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program: Facility Administration Manual||Facility Administration Manual||Nov 2015|
|Loan Agreement for Second CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Project 1 between Republic of Uzbekistan and Asian Development Bank dated 1 December 2011||Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources)||Dec 2011|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program II - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2015)||Environmental Monitoring Reports||Mar 2016|
|CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program II - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (18 August-31 December 2016)||Environmental Monitoring Reports||Mar 2016|
|CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program II - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2015)||Environmental Monitoring Reports||Oct 2015|
|CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program II - Project 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (October 2014)||Environmental Monitoring Reports||Oct 2014|
|MFF - Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2||Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks||May 2011|
|MFF - Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2: Resettlement Framework||Resettlement Frameworks||Apr 2011|
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