Uzbekistan : Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project – Additional Financing
The Government of Uzbekistan (the government) and Joint Stock Company O'zbekiston Temir Yo'llari (UTY) have requested the ADB to provide additional financing for the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project, for Modernization of Electrified Line Angren-Pap-Kokand-Andjian Railway Line.
Central and West Asia Department
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|Project Name||Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project – Additional Financing|
|Country / Economy||Uzbekistan
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Rail transport (non-urban)
|Gender||Some gender elements|
|Description||The Government of Uzbekistan (the government) and Joint Stock Company O'zbekiston Temir Yo'llari (UTY) have requested the ADB to provide additional financing for the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridor 2 (Pap-Namangan-Andijan) Railway Electrification Project, for Modernization of Electrified Line Angren-Pap-Kokand-Andjian Railway Line.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The additional financing will complete the modernization of the railway network in the Fergana Valley, by installing signaling and telecommunications in the missing sections as stated in para 2. With this additional financing, UTY will be able to complete the modernization of this part of the network, and trains will be able to travel safely and at more frequent intervals between the towns and cities within the Fergana Valley, as well as to and from Tashkent. This will reduce journey times and monetary cost of travel for the population in the Fergana Valley, improve access for women and children to safer transport, with gender-inclusive facilities in trains and at modernized stations which are already in place, and enhance access of the population to essential facilities, most of which are located in the cities of Andijan and Kokand.|
Stimulated economic growth in the Fergana Valley
Improved connectivity and increased regional trade along CAREC Corridor 2 (CAREC Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy 2020)
|Description of Outcome||Level of rail passenger and freight service in, to, and from the Fergana Valley improved|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Railway infrastructure along the Pap-Namangan-Andijan line upgraded
Safety of railway operations improved
Railway infrastructure along the Angren-Pap-Kokand-Andijan line upgraded
Train control and management system upgraded
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||By enhancing the safety and efficiency of a clean mode of transport, the project will contribute to a reduction in local pollutants as well as greenhouse gases. Concerns regarding potential environmental impacts are largely temporary and confined to certain locations, i.e., the location of new traction substations, occurring during construction. The project activities will have site-specific impacts such as dust emissions, noise, and waste generation, so occupational and community health and safety and mitigation measures will be required.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||No additional land acquisition and resettlement will arise from the additional financing. All project activities will be done within the existing right-of-way of UTY. For the associated and existing facilities, ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement requires the assessment of impacts and risks to the project. A social due diligence and audit has been conducted, and corrective actions have been developed and summarized in the resulting social due diligence report. UTY completed one key corrective action the completion of compensation to three affected households in August 2020. Pending actions include expanding the grievance redress mechanism (GRM) to cover the scope of the additional financing, strengthening information disclosure and stakeholder engagement, and conducting monitoring throughout the project implementation.|
|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. No further action is required.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Local hokimiyats (authorities) and the local population and civil society organizations living in the project area were consulted through meetings and briefings during project preparation.|
|During Project Implementation||Civil society organizations such as mahallas (residential community), village assemblies, farmers' associations, or women's organizations, will be involved in the project's grievance redress mechanism.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Sakamoto, Ko|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, CWRD|
O'zbekiston Temir Yo'llari
Mr. S. A. Irgashev
7 Taras Shevochenko St.
|Concept Clearance||20 Dec 2019|
|Fact Finding||15 Jun 2020 to 19 Jun 2020|
|MRM||10 Sep 2020|
|Approval||10 Nov 2020|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||13 Nov 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|10 Nov 2020||06 Aug 2021||03 Sep 2021||30 Jun 2025||-||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||164.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||121.00||29 Sep 2021||0.00||0.00||0%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||29 Sep 2021||0.00||0.00||0%|
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