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Uzbekistan: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 48025-003 Status: Active

The Asian Development Bank is helping Uzbekistan electrify a railway linking the cities of Pap, Namangan and Andijan. The upgrade will improve the safety and reliability of rail travel and connect major cities in the Fergana Valley, home to a third of the country's population, with the capital Tashkent. It will also boost regional trade, as the railway is part of a CAREC economic corridor route.

 
Project Name Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project
Project Number 48025-003
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3527-UZB: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 80.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Rail transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The Government of Uzbekistan (the government) has requested Asian Development Bank (ADB) assistance for the electrification of the railway line from Pap to Namangan to Andijan. The project will electrify the missing 145.1 kilometers (km) of non-electrified track between Pap station to Andijan 1 Station, linking major cities in the populous Fergana Valley with Tashkent. This will facilitate direct and efficient operation of both freight and passenger train services and thereby promote economic and social development of the Fergana Valley.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

With 33 million people, Uzbekistan is the most populous country in Central Asia. Being a double landlocked country, transport plays an important role in sustaining its socioeconomic development.

The project targets the Fergana Valley, which is home to nearly one-third of the country's population. The valley holds vast industrial and agricultural potential which remains to be fully tapped. Poor transport connectivity is one of the obstacles to the development of the Fergana Valley.

Rail transport has a unique competitive advantage over road transport for moving commodities and goods in bulk over long distances. The 4,669 km Uzbekistan rail network carries about 60 million tons of freight and 15 million passengers annually.

Uzbekistan has continued to modernize its railway infrastructure. Since its founding in 1994, O'zbekiston Temir Yo'llari (UTY), the vertically integrated public railway company, has gradually implemented a holistic railway modernization program, including the completion of a unified rail network, electrification and modernization of existing lines, and improvement of rolling stock.

Despite these efforts, the railways still face long transport times, inadequate service quality, and high operating costs, because of aged or inadequate infrastructure, operational inefficiencies, competition from road transport, and an insufficient number of locomotives. This results in lost economic opportunities, suboptimal regional trade, and negative environmental impacts. The project tackles this core problem by accelerating investment in critical railway infrastructure, namely, the electrification of non-electrified tracks in the densely populated Fergana Valley.

The project will increase the mobility of goods and people in the Fergana Valley, improve environmental and safety performance of railways, and accelerate regional connectivity. As of 2016, rail operations on the Pap-Namangan-Andijan line are limited to two passenger trains and three freight trains per day. The project will allow reliable, more frequent, and higher-speed connections between the major cities and towns in the Fergana Valley.

Switching from diesel to electric traction will reduce the amount of noise, vibration, and air pollution from each train. By increasing the capacity and attractiveness of rail travel, the project will help shift transport away from roads and reduce local pollutants and greenhouse gases. The project will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 10,000 tons per year. Operational safety in the Fergana Valley will be improved through a dedicated project component on railway safety.

The project supports the development of the Fergana Valley-Tashkent Economic Corridor. The completion of the Pap-Angren line in mid-2016 allowed for the first time a continuous, electrified railway link between the Fergana Valley and Tashkent. The project will extend the electrified network to major cities and towns in the Fergana Valley. Travel time from Namangan to Tashkent will be cut from the current 5 hours by road to about 3 hours by rail, enabling better access to employment opportunities in Tashkent. Also, businesses headquartered in Tashkent will be able to move more of its activities to the Fergana Valley.

The project railway is part of CAREC Corridor 2, linking Uzbekistan to the People's Republic of China to the east and Europe to the west. The project railway forms a central link on CAREC designated rail corridors 202 and 203.

Impact

Stimulated economic growth in the Fergana Valley

Increased regional trade along CAREC Corridor 2

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Level of passenger and freight service on the Pap-Namangan-Andijan railway line improved
Progress Toward Outcome On 23-27 September 2019, a midterm review of the loan was conducted. The project is broadly on track to meeting the targets at impact, outcome output and activity levels. Activity milestones are being delayed by 1-3 quarters, but output targets are likely to be met on time. To date, all contracts were awarded. Work is progressing for achievements of outputs as envisaged.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Railway infrastructure along the Pap-Namangan-Andijan line upgraded

Safety of railway operations improved

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

Output 1: On track to exceeding target. All originally-conceived contracts have been awarded by 7 January 2019 and work is now being accelerated toward completion. In addition, the EA has opted to use loan savings to procure additional equipment and machinery, and 2 contracts were signed in August 2019 to this end. Achievement of targets to be assessed upon completion.

Output 2: Being progressed. This is in the TOR of the engineering and construction supervision consultant (Italferr) to assist in the institutional strengthening of UTY by conducting an assessment of the existing and anticipated safety situation to the general public including children, supporting the development of practical countermeasures, and training of staff to plan future railway developments in the safest manner. The railway safety expert has mobilized and is progressing with the work. Achievement of targets to be assessed upon completion.

Geographical Location Nation-wide, Andijan, Namangan, Pop-Nalivnoy
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Net environmental impacts are envisaged to be positive, as the electrification will reduce local air pollution from diesel locomotives. UTY prepared an initial environmental examination (IEE) for the entire project scope, which includes three environmental management plans: one to cover the electrification of the railway line, a second to cover the external power supply transmission line, and a third to cover the traction substations.
Involuntary Resettlement Construction and installation activities to be undertaken between 5.2km east of Pap station to Andijan 1 Station are mainly within UTY's existing railway right-of-way between, but some land will be acquired. UTY, supported by technical assistance consultants, prepared a draft LARP that adequately addresses the impacts for mitigation. This was translated into four implementable LARPs; LARP 1 to cover the electrification of the railway line (finalized and fully implemented), LARP 2.1 to cover the external power supply transmission line for Raustan (finalized and being implemented), LARP 2.2 to cover the external power supply transmission line for Hakkulabad (finalized and fully implemented),and LARP 3 to cover the traction substations (finalized and fully implemented).
Indigenous Peoples The country in general, and the project area in particular, does not have indigenous peoples' communities as defined in ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement for operational purposes.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Due consultations have been conducted with relevant stakeholders. Apart from the direct beneficiaries of the project, O'zbekiston Temir Yo'llari (UTY) will be the main stakeholder as the executing agency, in association with the state-owned power utility company Uzbekenergo. The Ministry of Finance, State Committee on Investment, National Agency for Project Management, State Committee of Land Resources, Geodesy, Cartography and State Cadastre and other authorities of the Government of Uzbekistan will support the design and implementation of the project.The Womens' Committee of Uzbekistan, local hkokimiyats/authorities, and the local population living in the project area will be consulted through meetings and briefings, during the project design. Such consultations will particularly be important for those households that may directly be affected by involuntary land acquisition and resettlement.
During Project Implementation Relevant stakeholders will continue to be consulted during project implementation. In particular, stakeholder consultation workshops are continuously being undertaken in the project area to ensure full understanding of ADB's land acquisition and resettlement procedures.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services An international consulting firm will be recruited to assist in bidding evaluation, supervise all related work including systems integration, and support UTY in improvement of multimodal logistics.
Procurement Contractors will be engaged through Plant and Goods contracts, which will be tendered under international competitive bidding. Bidding documents will be prepared by UTY, supported by project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) consultants.
Responsible ADB Officer Mamatkulov, Raushanbek
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Uzbekistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
O'zbekiston Temir Yo'llari
Alisher Djuraev
[email protected]
7 Taras Shevochenko St.
Tashkent 70060
Uzbekistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 12 Aug 2016
Fact Finding 21 Nov 2016 to 30 Nov 2016
MRM 16 Feb 2017
Approval 21 Apr 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Oct 2020

Loan 3527-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Apr 2017 08 Nov 2017 29 Nov 2017 31 Dec 2021 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 177.45 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 80.00 21 Apr 2017 79.98 0.00 100%
Counterpart 97.45 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 21 Apr 2017 74.19 0.00 93%

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Title Document Type Document Date
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Oct 2019
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Sep 2019
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Sep 2019
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Mar 2019
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Jan 2019
Loan Agreement for Loan 3527-UZB: CAREC Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Nov 2017
Project Agreement for Loan 3527-UZB: CAREC Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project Agreements Nov 2017
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Mar 2017
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: Project Administration Manual (As of Board Approval) Project/Program Administration Manual Mar 2017

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 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Addendum Implementation Report Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2021
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: External Power Supply Transmission Line: 110kV Khakulabad (40 km) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Sep 2020
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: Social Due Diligence Report (Addendum) Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Sep 2020
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: Extension due to feeder line installation at Khakulabad Traction Substation Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Addendum Resettlement Plans Sep 2020
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: Social Safeguards Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2020
Central Asia Regional EconomicCooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2020
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2019
Central Asia Regional EconomicCooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan)Railway Electrification Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2019
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: Implementation of Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan 1 - Completion Report Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2019
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2019
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2019
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: Electrification of the Main Track Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2019
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: External Power Supply Namangan/Raustan Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan (2.1) Resettlement Plans Jun 2019
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: Social Safeguards Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2019
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2019
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: Social Safeguards Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2018
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: Implementation of Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan - Completion Report Social Monitoring Reports Nov 2018
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Sep 2018
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2018
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: Social Monitoring Report (November 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Nov 2017
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: Social Monitoring Report (October 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2017
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Feb 2017
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: Social Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Feb 2017
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2017

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
PO5:LOT 2 RAILWAY CAR/RAILWAY MOTOR CAR FOR CONTACT SYSTEM MAINTENANCE Loan 3527 12 Sep 2019 GEISMAR S.A.S 113 BIS, AVENUE FRANCE DE GAULLE, 92200 NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE, FRANCE FRANCE O'zbekiston Temir Yo'llari SUPPLY OF GOODS 1,532,910.34 1,516,814.50
P05:LOT1 TRACK LEVELING,TAMPING & LINING MACH Loan 3527 15 Aug 2019 CONSORT INFRATRADE SCSP & PLASSER SVC KAZ 20 ROUTE D'ECHTERNACH L-1453, LUXEMBOURG LUXEMBOURG O'zbekiston Temir Yo'llari SUPPLY OF GOODS 7,548,677.87 7,462,318.04
P06:SUPPLY OF EQUIP & MATLS FOR CONTACT SYSTEM Loan 3527 25 Jul 2019 CHINA RAILWAY ELEC ENG GROUP CO. LTD. NO.139 FENGTAILUKOU FENGTAI DISTRICT 100036 BEIJING CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF O'zbekiston Temir Yo'llari SUPPLY OF GOODS 1,759,127.00 1,759,127.00
P01 LOT 2: DESIGN, SUPPLY, INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING OF SIGNALING AND TELECOM SYSTEMS Loan 3527 18 Jan 2019 TEMIRZHOL ZHONDEU LLP 10, D. KONAEV STR. 01000 ASTANA KAZAKHSTAN O'zbekiston Temir Yo'llari CONSTRUCTION 24,822,000.00 24,822,000.00
P01 LOT 1: DESIGN, SUPPLY, INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING OF TRACTION SUBSTATIONS, SECTION POSTS, CA TENARY SYSTEMS Loan 3527 18 Jan 2019 O'ZELECTROAPPARAT-ELECTROSHIELD 100105, TALLIMARJON STREET, 1 TASHKENT UZBEKISTAN, REP. OF O'zbekiston Temir Yo'llari CONSTRUCTION 8,025,519.00 8,025,519.00
P02 - SUPLY OF EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS FOR EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM Loan 3527 18 Jan 2019 O'ZELEKTROAPPARAT-ELECTROSHIELD 1 ST. TALLIMARJON STREET, 100105 TASHKENT UZBEKISTAN, REP. OF O'zbekiston Temir Yo'llari SUPPLY OF GOODS 3,607,660.32 3,607,660.32
P01 LOT 3: DESIGN, SUPPLY, INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING OF SCADA Loan 3527 18 Jan 2019 CNTIC - EEB CONSORTIUM JIULING BUILDING, NO. 21 XISANHUANBEILU HAIDIAN DISTRICT, BEIJING CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF O'zbekiston Temir Yo'llari CONSTRUCTION 2,524,683.81 2,524,683.81
P04: CONTACT SUPPLY OF EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS FOR EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM Loan 3527 22 Jan 2018 BINOKOR TEMIR-BETON SERVIS JV LLC 95 A,A. TEMUR AVE.,YUNUSABAD DISTRICT, TASHKENT UZBEKISTAN, REP. OF O'zbekiston Temir Yo'llari SUPPLY OF GOODS 18,702,650.00 18,702,650.00
SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF VARIOUS RAILWAY MAINTENANCE MACHINERY FOR OVERHEAD CATENARY SYSTEM, SIGNALING AND TELECOMMUNICATION Loan 3527 05 Dec 2017 SOCIETE DES ANCIENS ETABLISSEMENTS L. GEISMAR 113 BIS, AVENUE CHARLES DE GAULLE 92200, NEUILLY SUR SEINE FRANCE O'zbekiston Temir Yo'llari SUPPLY OF GOODS 4,028,933.00 4,028,933.00
ENGINEERING AND WORKS SUPERVISION Loan 3527 05 Dec 2017 JV ITALFERR S.P.A. AND TECNIC CONSULTING VIA V. G. GALATI 71 - 00155 ROMA ITALY O'zbekiston Temir Yo'llari 3,498,600.00 3,498,600.00