Kazakhstan: Preparing Transport Sector Projects

Sovereign Project | 48399-003

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved on 14 July 2016 a transaction technical assistance (TRTA) for the proposed Road Maintenance Sustainability Project for $1.22 million, financed through TA Special Fund (TASF-Others). The TA's objectives include (i) developing the Road Maintenance Sustainability Project to be funded by ADB loan; (ii) conducting due diligence for technical, economic, financial, social, and environmental viability of the project; (iii) assisting the executing agency (EA) in developing required documentation for its internal approvals; (iv) assisting the EA in procuring the performance based road maintenance (PBM) contract up to the award of the contract, and in managing safeguards issues relating to the project; and (v) carrying out capacity development activities to ensure smooth implementation of the said project. The TA expected outputs are due diligence reports, draft bidding documentation and bid evaluation reports. The EA for the TA is JSC NC "KazAvtoZhol".

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Herz, Thomas
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Kazakhstan
  • Modality
    • Technical Assistance
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name Preparing Transport Sector Projects
Project Number 48399-003
Country / Economy Kazakhstan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9134-KAZ: Preparing Transport Sector Projects
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.22 million
TA 9134-KAZ: Preparing Transport Sector Projects (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 680,000.00
TA 9134-KAZ: Preparing Transport Sector Projects (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 200,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved on 14 July 2016 a transaction technical assistance (TRTA) for the proposed Road Maintenance Sustainability Project for $1.22 million, financed through TA Special Fund (TASF-Others). The TA's objectives include (i) developing the Road Maintenance Sustainability Project to be funded by ADB loan; (ii) conducting due diligence for technical, economic, financial, social, and environmental viability of the project; (iii) assisting the executing agency (EA) in developing required documentation for its internal approvals; (iv) assisting the EA in procuring the performance based road maintenance (PBM) contract up to the award of the contract, and in managing safeguards issues relating to the project; and (v) carrying out capacity development activities to ensure smooth implementation of the said project. The TA expected outputs are due diligence reports, draft bidding documentation and bid evaluation reports. The EA for the TA is JSC NC "KazAvtoZhol".

ADB approved on 16 November 2017 a change in TA scope and implementation arrangements to include (i) preparation of feasibility study for internal approval of the government, and (ii) conduct of due diligence covering the EA to potentially act as the project management consultant. Accordingly, ADB approved the increase in TA amount by $0.68 million, resulting in a revised TA amount of $1.90 million.

ADB approved on 6 November 2018 the conversion of the TA into TA facility to support other ensuing transport projects in Kazakhstan. The TA facility includes the previously approved scope of the TA, as well as additional scope, i.e., environmental (translation and revision of the environmental assessment), social (preparation of due diligence report of land acquisition and resettlement impact and social safeguards compliance audit, development of effective grievance redress mechanism, and conduct of meaningful public consultations with all affected persons and communities), economic, and financial (preparation of updated financial management assessment) due diligence; and support to procurement activities leading to contract award of civil works and other components. The TA facility will support the preparation of ensuing projects--(i) Road Maintenance Sustainability Project, and (ii) CAREC Corridors 1 and 6 Connector Road (Aktobe- Kandyagash) Reconstruction Project, and the preliminary screening of potential future projects.

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.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Aktobe, Kostanay
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Public consultations will be conducted during the project preparation. The main stakeholders of the project include Kazavtozhol, Kazakhavtodor, the government, road construction companies and the local community. The potential beneficiaries are road users, including local and/or transit vehicle drivers and transport operators, and local residents.
During Project Implementation Public consultations will also be conducted during the project implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The selection of consulting services will follow the new procurement framework as set out in ADB's Procurement Policy for the procurement of goods, works, consulting services and non-consulting services (2017).
Procurement The procurement of goods will follow the new procurement framework as set out in ADB's Procurement Policy for the procurement of goods, works, consulting services and non-consulting services (2017).
Responsible ADB Officer Herz, Thomas
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Committee of Roads
Ministry of Transport & Communications
Transport Tower, 47 Kabanbay Batyr Ave
010000 Astana, Kazakhstan
JSC "NC "KazAvtoZhol"
8 Amman Street, Business Center "Milano"
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 14 Jul 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Sep 2018

TA 9134-KAZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Jul 2016 05 Aug 2016 05 Aug 2016 30 Sep 2017 13 Jul 2021 14 Sep 2021
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,100,000.00 17 Jun 2022 1,861,599.91

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Procurement Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Sep 2017 04 Oct 2017

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