Tajikistan: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 3 and 5 Enhancement Project
ADB is helping Tajikistan upgrade about 175 kilometers of roads that cross two transport corridor routes, linking countries in Central Asia. It will improve road conditions and road safety on the 88-km Sayron Karamyk section of CAREC corridors 3 and 5, and the 87-km Vose Khovaling road. It will also upgrade feeder roads to rural communities, and build solar energy and other public facilities.
Nuriddinov, Farrukh Sharofiddinovich
Central and West Asia Department
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|Project Name||Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 3 and 5 Enhancement Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Grant
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The impact of the project will be enhanced regional economic cooperation and inclusive economic growth in Tajikistan. The outcome will be improved regional network (CAREC corridors 3 and 5 and the subnetwork) connectivity. The project outputs will be (i) improved road conditions and enhanced road safety on CAREC corridors 3 and 5 (the Sayron Karamyk road section, 88 km) and the subnetwork (the Vose Khovaling road, 87 km) totaling 175 km; (ii) extended access to local communities through the improvement of rural feeder roads; and (iii) institutional strengthening of project management, contract supervision, and efficient road maintenance.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The overlapping portion of CAREC corridors 3 and 5 from the capital Dushanbe to the Karamyk border with the Kyrgyz Republic is a largely two-lane highway of about 340 km. Around 160 km of the road passes along deep riverbanks and is difficult to widen because it is constrained by mountainous topography. Because of the government's limited budget for improving a longer section of road at the time the project was designed in 2006 and the limited traffic forecasted at the time, the design for the Sayron Karamyk section adopted one asphalt concrete layer. Additionally, other rehabilitation work such as rock excavation, drainage, and concrete retaining walls was reduced in quantity because of a lack of funds. The rehabilitation of the section was completed in August 2011. The traffic has since then surged in both volume and axle loading, degrading the pavement condition faster than initially anticipated. There is an imminent need to enhance the Sayron Karamyk section to extend road service life, and improve road safety and maintenance for better serviceability. Moreover, because the traffic capacity on CAREC corridors 3 and 5 is likely to be realized earlier than expected, the connectivity and capacity of the subnetwork will need improving.
The Vose Khovaling Tavildara road extends the first ADB-assisted road in Tajikistan, starting at AH66 and connecting through the Darband Tavildara Kalaikhumb road to CAREC corridors 3 and 5. This road was categorized as a republican (national) road during the Soviet era but has seriously deteriorated because of prolonged inadequate maintenance and recent flood damage, causing transport difficulty and safety concerns. The government has prioritized rehabilitating the Vose Khovaling road, with the Khovaling Tavildara road to follow. Improvements to this stretch of road will (i) cut travel time almost in half from the Kyrgyz border to Khatlon; (ii) open a new trade corridor in the most populous region in Tajikistan; (iii) provide easier access to southern markets; and (iv) enhance economic connections with CAREC corridors 3 and 5, AH66, and Afghanistan and beyond.
|Impact||Enhanced regional economic cooperation and inclusive economic growth in Tajikistan.|
|Description of Outcome||Improved regional network (CAREC Corridors 3 and 5 and the sub-network) connectivity|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Overall project implementation remains on track in the context of achieving the project outcome and outputs.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Improved road conditions and enhanced road safety on CAREC corridors 3 and 5 and the subnetwork
Extended access to local communities
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Output 1: Rehabilitation of Vose-Khovaling road completed on 14 July 2017, while rehabilitation of Sayron-Karamyk was completed in October 2017.
Output 2: Rehabilitation of feeder roads completed in June 2018, defect liability period is ongoing; contract for design, supply, installation, operations and maintenance of the roadside solar PV facilities was completed in October 2017.
Output 3: Two performance-based road maintenance contracts were procured with government own funds in February 2018; road safety awareness program completed.
On 4 August 2017, ADB approved minor change in project scope to allow utilization of grant savings for rehabilitation of Khovaling-Baljuvon-Kangurt road and associated extension of the grant closing date until 31 October 2019. Civil works started in June 2018.
|Geographical Location||Khovaling, Khovaling District, Nohiyai Jirghatol, Vose', Vose' District|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The roads will not pass through any environmentally sensitive area and rehabilitation activities will be contained within the existing ROW. The project is anticipated to have site-specific environmental impacts.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Limited IR impacts might occur in terms of impacts on agricultural land plot, residential fences structures, and business establishment.|
|Indigenous Peoples||No impact on indigenous people or ethnic minorities in the project areas are envisaged since all activities will be limited to the existing ROW.|
|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.|
An international firm will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time) to (i) help the PIU supervise project implementation, (ii) provide hands-on training in project management and reporting, and (iii) improve institutional capacity in road safety management and promote community road safety awareness.
Request For Proposal for consulting services was sent out to short-listed firms in August 2013.
All procurement financed under the ADB grant will follow international competitive bidding and/or national competitive bidding procedures pursuant to ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time) and ADB's prior review.
The Invitation for Bidding for Vose-Khovaling road works was issued in July 2013.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Nuriddinov, Farrukh Sharofiddinovich|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Tajikistan Resident Mission|
Ministry of Transport
Mr. Arabzoda, Nurali Sayvali, Executive Director for Project Implementation Unit for Roads Rehabilitation
[email protected], [email protected]
14, Aini Street Dushanbe 734042 Tajikistan Ministry of Transport
14, Aini Street
|Concept Clearance||29 May 2013|
|Fact Finding||23 May 2013 to 05 Jun 2013|
|MRM||17 Jul 2013|
|Approval||19 Sep 2013|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||25 Sep 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|19 Sep 2013||07 Oct 2013||07 Jan 2014||31 Oct 2017||31 Oct 2019||04 Mar 2020|
|Financing Plan||Grant Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||89.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||70.00||18 Oct 2021||70.00||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||18 Oct 2021||70.00||0.00||100%|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Grant 0356-TAJ: CAREC Corridors 3 and 5 Enhancement Project [CAREC-ICB/CW-03/2017]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||27 Dec 2017||22 Feb 2018|
|TAJ: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 3 and 5 Enhancement Project||Advance Notice||Archived||21 Jun 2013|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|REHABILITATION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF KANGURT-BAL JUVON-KHOVALING ROAD||Grant 0356||04 May 2018||CHINA ROAD AND BRIDGE CORPORATION (CRBC) | ZHONGLU PLAZA C88 ANDINGMENWAI DAJIE BEIJING CHINA CHINA PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Ministry of Transport||10,597,143.00||—|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 3 and 5 Enhancement Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Oct 2019|