The government of Tajikistan has requested ADB assistance for the CAREC Corridors 3 and 5 enhacement project which is important for national road network connectivity, particularly in the Khatlon province, and for the socio-economic development of the country. Additional work will be required to undertake due diligence for the project design and improve the current engineering design for the 88-km asphalt concrete overlay and 87-km road rehabilitation under the project. The project preparatory consultants will build on existing project information, carry out a feasibility study and preliminary design for the project roads including preparing relevant bidding documents.
|Project Name||Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 3 and 5 Enhancement Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change|
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The government of Tajikistan has requested ADB assistance for the CAREC Corridors 3 and 5 enhacement project which is important for national road network connectivity, particularly in the Khatlon province, and for the socio-economic development of the country. Additional work will be required to undertake due diligence for the project design and improve the current engineering design for the 88-km asphalt concrete overlay and 87-km road rehabilitation under the project. The project preparatory consultants will build on existing project information, carry out a feasibility study and preliminary design for the project roads including preparing relevant bidding documents.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The proposed project will improve the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridors 3 and 5 and associated sub-network by strengthening the 88 km Sayron-Karamik section, rehabilitating the 87 km Vose-Hovaling sub-network connecting road, and improving road safety and roadside communities with solar energy installations. This will improve national road network connectivity and quality of service, promote trade and facilitate the economic and social development in southern Tajikistan.
The project is part of the Transport Sector Development Program up to 2025 and included in the Country Operations Business Plan for Tajikistan (2013-2014) and fits with ADB's Strategy 2020 in two core operational areas (infrastructure and regional cooperation and integration).
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Vose/Khatlon province,Hovaling/Khatlon province,Region of Republican Subordination|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Consultations with community-based organizations, local governments and communities, and project affected people were held during project processing.|
|During Project Implementation||
Meetings with community-based organizations, local governments and communities, project affected people, and/or NGOs will be held from time to time during project implementation.
TA physically completed as of 31 May 2015, and financially close on 10 September 2015.
The PPTA will require, among others, around 8 international consultants of 12 person-months and 7 national consultants of 33 person-months. The consultants shall have adequate experience and expertise in road engineering, structure engineering, hydrology engineering, geotechnical engineering, solar energy installations associated with transport infrastructure, engineering procurement, economic analysis, social, resettlement and environment safeguards. All consultants will be selected in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
The PPTA, among other tasks, will address the following aspects relating to the ensuing project: (i) updated capacity assessment of the executing agency and suggested measures to minimize procurement and financial management risks; (ii) proposed project procurement plan and relevant bidding documents; and (iii) indicative implementation schedule with proposed sequencing of consultant recruitment and procurement bidding and awarding.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Trace, Fergal R.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, CWRD|
Ministry of Transport
Mr. Shokulov Ismonkul Salimovich, Executive Director for Project Implementation Unit for Roads Rehabilitation
14, Aini Street Dushanbe 734042 Tajikistan
|Approval||29 May 2013|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||21 Sep 2015|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|29 May 2013||20 Jun 2013||20 Jun 2013||01 Jun 2014||31 May 2015||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|500,000.00||0.00||150,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||650,000.00||29 May 2013||427,483.82|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 3 and 5 Enhancement Project||Concept Papers||May 2013|
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