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Kyrgyz Republic: CAREC Corridor 3 (Bishkek–Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4

Sovereign (Public) Project | 45169-003 Status: Active

The Bishkek-Kara-Balta section of the project road under the Loan3056/Grant0366-KGZ: CAREC Corridor 3 (Bishkek -Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4 is being improved. Road construction is ongoing and the Ministry of Transport and Roads (MOTR) of the Kyrgyz Republic is the executing agency for the project. The project has been characterized by some construction-induced damage to residential and other structures that are adjacent to the road's right of way. This damage observed to date has resulted in complaints from people residing in these structures, and a consequent impact on construction progress due to the adoption of less damaging construction methods, primarily the prohibition of the use by the contractor of vibrating roller equipment.

Project Details

Project Officer
Erdene, Oyunchimeg Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Kyrgyz Republic
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name CAREC Corridor 3 (Bishkek–Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4
Project Number 45169-003
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9568-KGZ: CAREC Corridor 3 (Bishkek Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The Bishkek-Kara-Balta section of the project road under the Loan3056/Grant0366-KGZ: CAREC Corridor 3 (Bishkek -Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4 is being improved. Road construction is ongoing and the Ministry of Transport and Roads (MOTR) of the Kyrgyz Republic is the executing agency for the project. The project has been characterized by some construction-induced damage to residential and other structures that are adjacent to the road's right of way. This damage observed to date has resulted in complaints from people residing in these structures, and a consequent impact on construction progress due to the adoption of less damaging construction methods, primarily the prohibition of the use by the contractor of vibrating roller equipment. Due to concern over the additional time required to complete the project without this equipment, and the related additional costs that will be incurred, ADB will assist with (i) undertaking a study to quantify to the extent possible the potential impacts and costs that might arise from reverting to the original construction approach, specifically the use of vibrating compaction equipment; and (ii) financing such study as the available funds under the ongoing project are insufficient. These impacts could be both physical, such as damage to structures, and social safeguards related, including the temporary relocation of households occupying structures that could be damaged.

It is proposed to promptly respond to the MOTR's request. The proposed SS-TRTA will finance a study to undertake (i) an assessment of existing structures adjacent to the project road that likely to be affected by this reversion to the vibrating equipment approach; and (ii) costing of measures to mitigate the potential resulting damage to structures and social safeguards impacts. The structures assessment will draw on a comprehensive vibration impact assessment recently undertaken by a specialist company under the project supervision consultant's contract. The study will consider the following possibilities as all can occur if reverting to the original construction approach (i) cosmetic and structural damages from vibration, and (ii) temporary relocation of households occupying structures that might be damaged.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed SS-TRTA will assess the condition of the structures likely to be affected by construction of the project road, potentially up to 4,000 such structures, and create a baseline database to inform discussions about future potential impacts and complaints. Unless adequate measures are taken on proactive basis, there could be a significant number of such complaints, and there might also be the risk of a reference to ADB''s compliance mechanism. The output of the SS-TRTA will provide the Ministry of Transport and Roads with reliable data that it could take into account when deciding either to retain the prohibition on using vibrating equipment or to revert to the original construction approach using such equipment.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide, Bishkek, Osh
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Because of the need to implement the SS-TRTA expeditiously, in particular to commence the SS-TRTA prior to the onset of winter, and because of the sensitive nature of the SS-TRTA activities, it is proposed that a suitable consultant known to have the required expertise and resources be engaged using single source selection. Staff have identified a firm, Cufa Ltd of Australia, that has the experience and resources required to effectively undertake the assignment. As background, Cufa Ltd completed the ADB-financed TA 8810-CAM: Strengthening Resettlement and Income Restoration Implementation in Cambodia and successfully rendered similar services such as structural condition data collection, resettlement planning and implementation, and addressing grievances. It has been providing similar services in Myanmar, Fiji and Timor-Leste. Under TA 8810-CAM, Cufa Ltd collected data utilizing its CTO Survey Data Collection and Management Tool that it developed internally.
Responsible ADB Officer Erdene, Oyunchimeg
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
ADB POHQ
Regional
Ministry of Transport and Roads
Mr. Ruslanbek Satybaldiev, Director, IPIG
[email protected]
42, N. Isanov St. Bishkek City 720017 Kyrgyz Republic
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 21 Aug 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Aug 2018

TA 9568-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Aug 2018 - 21 Aug 2018 28 Feb 2019 30 Sep 2019 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 21 Aug 2018 45,918.00

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Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance 9568 08 Oct 2018 CUFA LTD(AUSTRALIA) Suite 704A Alfred Street North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia [email protected]; [email protected] Ministry of Transport and Roads Consulting Services 206,146.00

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