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Kyrgyz Republic: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4

Sovereign (Public) Project | 45169-001 Status: Active

ADB is helping the Kyrgyz Republic upgrade two sections of the Bishkek-Osh road, which passes through some of the poorest districts in the country. The project will rehabilitate 52.5 kilometers of road from Bishkek to Kara Balta and 67 km of road from from Madaniyat to Jalalabad. It will improve road safety and road maintenance, and boost trade in a key regional economic corridor.

Project Details

Project Officer
Erdene, Oyunchimeg Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Kyrgyz Republic
Modality
  • Grant
  • Loan
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4
Project Number 45169-001
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0366-KGZ: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 35.00 million
Loan 3056-KGZ: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 65.00 million
Loan: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4
Eurasian Development Bank US$ 60.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The project will improve national and regional connectivity by reconstructing and rehabilitating an estimated 120 km of crucial road sections between Bishkek and Osh, and will include road safety measures such as road signs, lane markings, street lighting, parking areas, bus stops, crash barriers, and sidewalks. The impact of the project will be enhanced regional connectivity and trade via CAREC Corridor 3. The outcome will be improved efficiency and safer movement of goods and people on the Bishkek-Osh road. The project outputs will be (i) 52.5 km of rehabilitated road from Bishkek to Kara Balta, (ii) 67 km of rehabilitated road from Madaniyat to Jalalabad, (iii) strengthened road asset management system, and (iv) improved road safety.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB has assisted the Kyrgyz Republic in rehabilitating 320 kilometers (km) of the 655 km Bishkek-Osh road in three phases. All three projects were rated successful and highly relevant in the performance evaluation report by ADB's Independent Evaluation Department in 2010. Other development partners, such as the Japan Bank for International Cooperation and the Islamic Development Bank, also recognize the importance of this road. Overall, development partners have assisted the government in rehabilitating more than 539 km (about 82%) of the Bishkek-Osh road. However, because of funding limitations, there are still two sections that need urgent attention: Bishkek to Kara-Balta and Madaniyat to Jalal-Abad. These two sections are in very poor condition, with an international roughness index above 7 and truck and bus average travel speed of less than 50 kilometers per hour (km/h), and are unable to provide the required level of service. They pose traffic hazards to road users and pedestrian traffic. In addition to connecting the poorest population needing access to services, goods, and markets and enhancing regional connectivity, upgrading the Bishkek-Osh road will improve safety for all road users.
Impact Enhanced regional connectivity and trade via CAREC Corridor 3
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved efficiency and safer movements of goods and people on the Bishkek-Osh Road
Progress Toward Outcome The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Ministry of Transport, Architecture, Construction and Communications (MTACC) and the Investment Projects Implementation Group (IPIG) held virtual mission from 25 February to 4 March 2021 to review the project progress and implementation issues. ADB project team is regularly monitoring the progress of the Action Plan to ensure timely implementation of the agreed activities.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Road from Bishkek to Kara-Balta reconstructed

Institutional capacity strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) 1. Road from Bishkek to Kara-Balta reconstructed:(i) 45.1 km section: As of 31 March 2021, the contractor has completed 70.4% of the total civil works. (ii) 7.4 km section: Notification on commencement of works was issued to the contractor on 19 November 2020. As of 31 March 2021, the contractor has completed 0.2% of the total civil works.2. Institutional capacity strengthened:(i) The contractor completed the total works on 31 December 2020. The Road Maintenance Department No. 9 carried out the winter maintenance in Q1-2021 and spent KGS4.26 million for this 68.5 km section.(ii) Road safety campaign will be implemented before opening the project road for public use. As of 27 April 2021, the preparation of an effective and optimal work plan for the implementation of road safety campaign is underway. Final work plan is expected to be made available by mid-May 2021.(iii) Road safety audits during design and construction phases were completed. The ADB's comments on the safety audit report during construction are under MTACC's review. On 15 April 2021, MTACC requested the construction supervision consultant to conduct additional observation and make calculations of costs for implementation of recommendations. As of 27 April 2021, the construction supervision consultant is working on it and is expected to provide information by 6 May 2021. Safety audit at post-construction will be carried out prior to opening the project road for public use.
Geographical Location Bishkek, Gorod Bishkek, Jaiyl, Jalal-Abad, Jalal-Abad, Kara-Balta, Kara-Suu, Madaniyat, Osh
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects

All contracts have been awarded and all include environmental management plans cleared by ADB and applicable conditions of national EIA/IEE clearance. All contracts have been awarded with actual IEE and SSEMP.

Updated/revised IEE will be submitted if there are any changes in design, component, site/alignment or unanticipated impacts not recorded in the current IEE.

Involuntary Resettlement One land acquisition and resettlement plan (LARP) was prepared and approved for the whole project road (km 8.5-km 61). To facilitate effective LARP implementation and the commencement of civil works, the project was divided into three sections. Section 1 does not involve any resettlement. LARP implementation on Section 2 has been completed and LARP Compliance Report by External Monitoring was cleared by ADB in April 2018 (Section 1 and Section 2 between km 15.9-km 61). Section 3 (km 8.5-km 15.9) involves involuntary resettlement. The LARP implementation was completed in October 2020 (one case was removed from the project by design adjustment), while Compliance Report is still pending due to ongoing recruitment of new international consultant for external monitoring. Sections approach and handover of the sections with no land acquisition and resettlement impacts for construction will be applied. For this purpose, a social due diligence report has been prepared and is under revision as of 28 April 2021. No civil works on this section will be implemented prior to ADB's approval of the social due diligence report.
Indigenous Peoples The project affects neither indigenous peoples nor vulnerable groups. General positive economic and social impacts are expected in areas traversed by the road sections.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Meetings with NGOs and local residents were held during project design.
During Project Implementation Meetings with NGOs and local residents will be held during implementation (and if situation permits [i.e., no restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic]).
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

All consulting services to be financed will be recruited following ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (March 2013, as amended from time to time).

Notices regarding project's tenders are accessible at ADB website through this link:

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Procurement

All goods, works, and services to be financed will be procured following ADB's Procurement Guidelines (April 2015, as amended from time to time).

Notices regarding project's tenders are accessible at ADB website through this link:

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Responsible ADB Officer Erdene, Oyunchimeg
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Transport, Architecture, Construction and Communications (formerly Ministry of Transport and Roads)
[email protected]
42, N. Isanov St.
Bishkek City 720017
Kyrgyz Republic
Timetable
Concept Clearance 05 Jul 2012
Fact Finding 22 May 2013 to 04 Jun 2013
MRM 16 Aug 2013
Approval 05 Nov 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Apr 2021

Grant 0366-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Nov 2013 17 Jan 2014 17 Jun 2014 30 Apr 2020 31 Dec 2023 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 66.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 35.00 05 Nov 2013 30.79 0.00 88%
Counterpart 31.80 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 05 Nov 2013 21.84 0.00 62%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - -

Loan 3056-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Nov 2013 17 Jan 2014 17 Jun 2014 30 Apr 2020 31 Dec 2023 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 125.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 65.00 05 Nov 2013 52.80 0.00 87%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 60.00 05 Nov 2013 32.52 0.00 54%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - -

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Title Document Type Document Date
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project - Phase 4: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Apr 2021
Amendment to the Financing Agreement for Loan 3056-KGZ and Grant 0366-KGZ: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4 Financing Agreement Mar 2021
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Sep 2020
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Aug 2020
CAREC Corridor 3 (Bishkek–Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2019
CAREC Corridor 3 (Bishkek–Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2018
CAREC Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Sep 2017
CAREC Transport Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Audited Project Financial Statements (31 December 2014-31 December 2015) Audited Project Financial Statements May 2016
Проект по улучшению транспортного коридора 3 (дорога Бишкек-Ош), фаза 4 Центрально-азиатское региональное экономическое сотрудничество (ЦАРЭС): Информация о проекте Translated PDS Mar 2014
Транспорттук коридор 3тү жыкшыртуу боюнча долбоор, 4-фазасы; (Бишкек-Ош жолу) Борбор Азиялык регионалдык экономикалык кызматташтык (ЦАРЭС): Долбоор жөнүндө маалымат Translated PDS Mar 2014
Financing Agreement (Special Operations) for CAREC Corridor 3 [Bishkek-Osh Road] Improvement Project, Phase 4 Financing Agreement Jan 2014
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project - Phase 4 Reports and Recommendations of the President Oct 2013
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4 Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Oct 2013

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2021
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek–Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Social Monitoring Report No. 8 Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2021
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek–Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Social Monitoring Report No. 7 Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2020
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2020
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Relocation of Utilities Social Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Apr 2020
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2020
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek–Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Social Monitoring Report No. 6 Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2020
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek–Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Social Monitoring Report No. 5 Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2019
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2019
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Kara-Balta–Suusamyr National Highway Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Apr 2019
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2019
CAREC Transport Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Social Monitoring Report no.4 Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2019
CAREC Transport Corridor 3 (Bishkek–Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Supplementary Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2018
CAREC Transport Corridor 3 (Bishkek–Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2018
CAREC Transport Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Semi-annual Social Monitoring Report no.3 Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2018
CAREC Transport Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2018
CAREC Transport Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Kara-Balta Land Acquisition And Resettlement Plan Implementation External Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2018
CAREC Transport Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Environmental Monitoring Report (June-December 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2018
CAREC Transport Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Social Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2018
CAREC Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2017
CAREC Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Bishkek–Kara-Balta Section Social Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2017
CAREC Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Bishkek–Kara-Balta Section Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2016
CAREC Transport Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4 - Kara Balta-Suusamyr: Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Jan 2016
CAREC Transport Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Bishkek-Kara Balta - Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2015
CAREC Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Madaniyat-Jalalabad Resettlement Plans Oct 2013
CAREC Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Bishkek–Kara-Balta Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2013
CAREC Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Madaniyat–Jalal-Abad Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2013
CAREC Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Bishkek–Kara-Balta Resettlement Plans Oct 2013
CAREC Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Madaniyat-Jalalabad Resettlement Plans Aug 2013
CAREC Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Bishkek–Kara-Balta Resettlement Plans Aug 2013
CAREC Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Bishkek–Kara-Balta Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2013
CAREC Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Madaniyat–Jalal-Abad Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2013

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
International External Resettlement Monitoring Specialist (IERMS) Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Apr 2021 21 Apr 2021
Road Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Dec 2020 11 Jan 2021
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4 Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Dec 2019 18 Dec 2019
IPIG ADB Director Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Oct 2019 28 Oct 2019
Road Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Sep 2019 12 Sep 2019
Consulting services for Construction Supervision Firm - Consulting Closed 23 Jul 2019 07 Aug 2019
L3056/G0366-KGZ: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridor 3 (Bishkek–Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4 [CAREC/C3/P4/WC3] Invitation for Bids Closed 17 Jul 2019 29 Aug 2019
External Resettlement Monitoring Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Mar 2019 20 Mar 2019
Loan/Grant No. L3056/G0366-KGZ: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor (CAREC) 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4 [PBMC/BO/Phase 4/1] REBIDDING Invitation for Bids Closed 18 Apr 2017 30 May 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION CONSULTING SERVICES Grant 0366 08 May 2020 TEMELSU-E.GEN-DESH UPODESH JV W/ KYRGYZ TREC YILDIZEVLER 721 SOKAK NO. 6 CANKAYA 06550 ANKARA TURKEY Ministry of Transport and Roads 1,510,245.00
PERFORMANCE BASED MAINTENANCE CONTRACT (KARA-BALTA - SUUSAMYR SECTION (KM61-KM129.5) Grant 0366 18 Dec 2017 LLC "MOSTDORSTROI" 250/1 JAMGERCHINOV STR. BISHKEK KYRGYZ REPUBLIC KYRGYZ REPUBLIC Ministry of Transport and Roads 4,309,533.00
Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade in Malakal (Kasp-Icb-03) Loan 3056 30 Mar 2017 China Railway No.5 Engineering Group Co., Ltd. No. 23 Zaoshan Road, Guiyang, Guizhou Province, P.R.C 550003 China, People's Republic of Ministry of Transport and Roads Construction 70,239,899.28 42,143,939.57