ADB is helping Kazakhstan improve a 65-kilometer bypass road in Taraz of Zhambyl Oblast. The project is a vital part of a broader government investment program to improve over 2,700 kilometers of roads along the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridor 1, which passes through Kazakhstan from the People's Republic of China, all the way to the Russian Federation's western border.
|Project Name||CAREC Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) Project|
|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||Some gender elements|
|Description||The project upgraded an existing 7.7-km road section from category II to category IB with four lanes, and constructed a new 57.3-km category II bypass road. This 65-km Taraz bypass section is integral to the transport corridor, connecting the oil-rich western part of the country to its southeast and beyond. The project will boost regional connectivity and strengthen the viability of the investment program roads.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The improvement of the 65-km road section in Taraz of Zhambyl Oblast, is part of the Government's priority Western Europe-Western People's Republic of China Corridor Investment Program (the investment program). The investment program aims to improve approximately 2,787 km of road sections in the Kazakhstan territory along CAREC Corridor 1, running from Khorgos through Almaty and Shymkent to the Russian Federation's western border. When the investment program is completed by 2015, the corridor is expected to carry the increasing international traffic more efficiently.|
|Impact||Increased trade in Kazakhstan|
|Description of Outcome||Better connectivity for the Zhambyl Oblast section of the CAREC Transport Corridor 1|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Outcome performance indicators are currently being monitored. Road users are starting to benefit the travel time savings.|
|Description of Project Outputs||(i) 7.7-km road upgraded from category II to category IB with four lanes, and (ii) 57.4-km new category II bypass road constructed.|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||The works were substantially completed in November 2015. Defects notification period is ongoing and will end in November 2017.|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
The project is classified as Environment Category A. MOTC prepared the environmental impact assessment (EIA) following ADB''s Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) (2009). Major anticipated environmental impacts relate to construction of bridges, railway overpass, interchanges, and cutting _non-special status_ trees. The alignment has been deviated to ensure that it does not encroach on the protection zone of archeological sites. Adequate mitigation measures were included in, and implemented through, the environmental management plan. The environmental management plan stipulated the capacity development for MOTC and its consultants through training workshops at pre-construction and construction stages.
EA and ADB monitored the EMP implementation through review missions, consultations and meetings, project progress reports and bi-annual environment monitoring reports.
The project is classified as Involuntary Resettlement Category B. Some 98 households and 10 legal entities were affected by the project. But most impacts were considered minor and no household will be displaced under the project. Only five households lost more than 10% of their land. Some 214 hectares of land were acquired for permanent use, most of which (188 hectares) were leased on a long-term basis for agricultural use.
EA and ADB monitored the LARP implementation through review missions, consultations and meetings, progress reports and bi-annual LAR monitoring reports.
|Indigenous Peoples||The project is classified as Indigenous People Category C. No people fitting ADB's definition of indigenous peoples are expected to be negatively affected by the project.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The Committee of Roads conducted a number of consultations with rayon (district) akimats and anticipated displaced people (DPs) since 2007. From 2007 to 2011, further informal discussion and public consultations were held. At the consultation in 2011, representatives from Committee of Roads, ADB and PMC under the MFF explained the Project details to DPs.|
|During Project Implementation||Discussions and public consultations were conducted during project implementation, as needed.|
|Consulting Services||The project management consultant engaged under Loan 2503 assisted the Project Director in managing this Project. The construction supervision consultant engaged under Loan 2735 assisted the Project Director in supervising the progress and quality of civil works construction.|
|Procurement||Civil works procurement followed ADB's procurement guidelines and procurement plan. Civil works contract over $3 million was procured through international bidding using single stage two-envelope procedure among post-qualified bidders. ADB''s prior review procedures were followed. The safeguards requirements under ADB's Safeguards Policy Statement and relevant provisions of the ADB's Anticorruption Policy were included in the bidding document and contract.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Capulong, Ma. Virginita A.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, CWRD|
Ministry of Investment and Development
Transport Tower, 47 Kabanbay Batyr Ave.
|Concept Clearance||24 Jun 2011|
|MRM||06 Jul 2011|
|Approval||07 Dec 2011|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||20 Sep 2016|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|07 Dec 2011||19 Jun 2012||28 Feb 2013||30 Jun 2015||31 Dec 2015||28 Apr 2016|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||113.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||85.00||07 Dec 2011||82.33||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||07 Dec 2011||82.33||0.00||100%|
|Status of Covenants|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|CAREC Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||May 2015|
|ОАӨЭЫ 1 Дәліз жобасы (Тараз қ. айналып өту) : Жоба туралы ақпараттық бюллетень||Translated PDS||Jul 2014|
|Проект Коридора ЦАРЭС 1 (обход г.Тараз) : Информационный бюллетень о проекте||Translated PDS||Jul 2014|
|Loan Agreement for CAREC Corridor 1 [Taraz Bypass] [Western Europe-Western People’s Republic of China International Transit Corridor] Project||Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources)||Jun 2012|
|Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) Project||Summary Poverty Reduction and Social Strategies||Dec 2011|
|Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Nov 2011|
|Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) Project||Project/Program Administration Manual||Oct 2011|
|CAREC Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) Project||Design and Monitoring Frameworks||Jul 2011|
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