The proposed project will carry out mid-term repairs and performance based road maintenance (PBM) of about 2,000 kilometers (km) of the republican road network (project road assets) in Aktobe and Kostanay oblasts of Kazakhstan. Initially, the project will carry out mid-terms repairs on those sections that are in poor condition with the objective of bringing them into maintainable condition through the execution of preventative works. These sections shall then be taken over for maintenance in accordance with performance-based contracting arrangements. The actual network of roads to be covered under the PBM will be finalized during project preparation phase.
|Project Name||Road Maintenance Sustainability Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The proposed project will carry out mid-term repairs and performance based road maintenance (PBM) of about 2,000 kilometers (km) of the republican road network (project road assets) in Aktobe and Kostanay oblasts of Kazakhstan. Initially, the project will carry out mid-terms repairs on those sections that are in poor condition with the objective of bringing them into maintainable condition through the execution of preventative works. These sections shall then be taken over for maintenance in accordance with performance-based contracting arrangements. The actual network of roads to be covered under the PBM will be finalized during project preparation phase.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Kazakhstan is a landlocked country with predominant dependence on roads for trade and movement. Recognizing this, the Government of Kazakhstan adopted several strategic policies and plans identifying strong transportation services as one of the key elements for promoting national security, political stability, economic growth and diversification, and social development. In November 2014, the President of Kazakhstan introduced a new economic policy, Nurly Zhol, which includes development of the transport infrastructure as one of the first priorities for the government. Subsequently, the government adopted a Strategic Plan 2014 -2018, which identifies maintenance backlog, high capital cost of road rehabilitation, and other shortfalls amongst the main bottlenecks to be addressed in the road maintenance sector. The State Program for the Transport Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan 2020, which has been prepared on the basis of the Strategy Kazakhstan 2050, necessitates introduction of performance-based and defect-free road maintenance contracting arrangements in the road maintenance sector by 2017. The Government of Kazakhstan is strongly committed to the development of the road transportation services through a combination of institutional and regulatory reforms and further liberalization of the sector.
The ownership, management, and regulatory structures relating to the development and maintenance of the republican road network in Kazakhstan are segmented. The existing road maintenance system and practices provide no incentives for innovation and value engineering and do not encourage cost reduction and improvement of the efficiency of the state budget spending for road maintenance. Planning of road maintenance is short-term, input-based, and set-up on the basis of visual projections, with no predefined minimum service quality that shall be delivered by the republican road network. As a result, the republican road network has deteriorated with assets in poor and unsafe conditions, outside of the maintenance cycle.
In February 2013, the government established a national road operator, Joint Stock Company Kazavtozhol, which is responsible for the procurement and supervision of mid-term and capital repair works funded by the government. Republican State Enterprise Kazakhavtodor is responsible for routine maintenance. In 2014, the Ministry of Investment and Development (MID) was created as the successor of the Ministry of Transport and Communications. Under the MID, the road sector is managed by the Committee of Roads (CoR). Both Kazavtozhol and Kazakhavtodor report to the CoR.
The CoR requested Asian Development Bank (ADB) assistance for introducing performance-based maintenance contracting arrangements in the road maintenance sector. The project fits with the strategic priorities identified in ADB''s Midterm Review of Strategy 2020. It also recognizes and promotes the added value of innovative knowledge products, exchanges of best practice and private sector development experience for the development agenda, as the country enters the middle-income country stage.
|Impact||Sustainability of efficient movement of people and goods to domestic and international markets|
|Outcome||Improved performance of republican road network in Kazakhstan|
Mid-term repairs and performance based road maintenance
Capacity of CoR and Kazavtozhol developed
Project management support provided
|Geographical Location||Aqtobe, Kostanay|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||Minimal environment impacts are envisaged. Environment impact monitoring mechanism will be put in place.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The project does not envisage land acquisition. Hence minimal resettlement impacts are envisaged. Social impact monitoring mechanism will be put in place.|
|Indigenous Peoples||No specific impact envisaged.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Consultations are ongoing during the project preparation phase. Further consultations will be carried out after the scope of the project is finalized.|
|During Project Implementation||Consultations will be carried out during implementation to ensure no negative impacts.|
|Consulting Services||Procurement of all consultancy services financed by the ADB loan will be carried out in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).|
Procurement of the PBM contract financed by ADB loan will be carried out in accordance with the ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time). The Project Procurement Plan will be finalized during the implementation of the PPTA.
It is classified Category A for procurement risk since it involves relatively new form of contract.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Kalliokoski, Ari|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, CWRD|
JSC "NC "KazAvtoZhol"
8 Amman Street, Business Center "Milano"
|Concept Clearance||14 Jul 2016|
|Fact Finding||11 Jun 2018 to 15 Jun 2018|
|MRM||03 Jan 2019|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||29 Mar 2017|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Проект обеспечения устойчивости содержания автомобильных дорог : Информация о проекте||Translated PDS||Jul 2016|
|Автомобиль жолдарын ұстау тұрақтылығын қамтамасыз ету жобасы : Жоба туралы ақпараттық бюллетень||Translated PDS||Jul 2016|
|Road Maintenance Sustainability Project: Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Report||Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Reports||Jul 2016|
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