45169-001: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4 | Asian Development Bank

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
Singru, Narendra 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

2016: Three main contracts remain to be awarded: (i) civil works contract on Bishkek-Kara Balta reconstruction, (ii) the 100 km PBM pilot contract, and (iii) financial audit.

Q1-Q3 2017: Civil works contract awarded on 28 March 2017. Procurement for PBM contract ongoing. Expected to be awarded in Q4 2017.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Reconstructed road from Bishkek to Kara-Balta

Institutional capacity strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Invitation for bids issued in Dec 2015.

IFB for rebidding completed on 30 May 2017. Submission of TBER is pending.

TOR preparation ongoing.

Road safety audit training and road safety conference were conducted on 4-5 July 2017.

Procurement activities and consultant mobilization (civil works) ongoing.

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 IEE and EMP for both civil works and PBM section have been updated and disclosed on ADB and government websites.
Involuntary Resettlement Implementation of LARP is underway for Bishkek-Karabalta road.
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. Further meetings and consultations will be held as needed.
During Project Implementation Meetings with NGOs and local residents will be held during implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consulting services to be financed will be recruited following ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Procurement All goods, works, and services to be financed will be procured following ADB's Procurement Guidelines.
Responsible ADB Officer Singru, Narendra
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Transport and Roads
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 29 Sep 2017

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 - -
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 22.36 0.00 64%
Counterpart 31.80 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 05 Nov 2013 9.17 0.00 26%

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 - -
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 42.14 0.00 70%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 60.00 05 Nov 2013 6.34 0.00 10%

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Title Document Type Document Date
45169-001 Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Sep 2017
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Mar 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
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project - Phase 4: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Aug 2015
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
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: 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
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

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

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