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Kyrgyz Republic: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 1 and 3 Connector Road Project (Phase 2)-Additional Financing

Sovereign (Public) Project | 48401-008 Status: Approved

The proposed project will connect two major Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) regional corridors by rehabilitating a crucial connector road, part of the North-South Alternate Corridor, which is a priority in the National Sustainable Development Strategy. It will (i) improve connectivity and mobility, and (ii) link economically underprivileged regions with economic hubs.

 
Project Name Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 1 and 3 Connector Road Project (Phase 2)-Additional Financing
Project Number 48401-008
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0621-KGZ: CAREC Corridors 1 and 3 Connector Road Project - Additional Financing
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 9.50 million
Loan 3730-KGZ: CAREC Corridors 1 and 3 Connector Road Project - Additional Financing
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 68.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The proposed project will connect two major Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) regional corridors by rehabilitating a crucial connector road, part of the North-South Alternate Corridor, which is a priority in the National Sustainable Development Strategy. It will (i) improve connectivity and mobility, and (ii) link economically underprivileged regions with economic hubs.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy CAREC Corridor 1 connects the Russian Federation and Europe to PRC; it is the only north-south trunk road providing access of central Kyrgyz Republic to the rest of the country and beyond. Similarly, CAREC Corridor 3 connects the Russian Federation and Europe to the Middle East and South Asia; it is the only direct link between the southern and northern parts of the country, linking the capital city of Bishkek and the second largest city of the country, Osh, two major economic and agricultural hubs. Joining these two CAREC corridors will link the southern regions (Batken, Jalal-Abad, and Osh) with the northern regions (Chui, Issyk-Kul, Naryn, and Talas) through a faster and safer alternative route, and facilitate further access to international markets.
Impact Regional and national connectivity enhanced (National Sustainable Development Strategy, 2013 2017)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Efficiency and safer movement of goods and people improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Road from Epkin village to Bashkugandy village rehabilitated (Km 89 Km 159)

Institutional capacity strengthened

Road sections from Balykchy village to Km 43 and from Kochkor village to Epkin village rehabilitated

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects

Impacts from the Project are expected to be limited in magnitude of a short-time nature, mostly related to construction work and can be mitigated. The identified impacts include

(i) noise, dust, vehicle emission, and vibration, which is especially of high significance within the settlements alongside the Project road and where sensitive receptors are located such as schools, hospitals, mosques, cemeteries and other cultural historic objects; (ii) impacts on water courses and rivers due to bridge rehabilitation and construction works along the rivers;

(iii) impacts from material transportation from borrow sites; (iv) impacts of tree cutting alongside the Project road due to site clearance activities; (v) impacts from asphalt plant and aggregate crushers; and (vi) impacts from contractor's working camps. Impacts have been divided in to design phase, construction phase, and operation phase. The cost for implementing EMP will be financed by the project, specifically: the costs of mitigation measures will be included in the construction contracts, and the cost for environmental monitoring will be included in the consulting services of the construction supervision consultants.

Involuntary Resettlement

Civil works associated with road construction and rehabilitation will entail some involuntary land acquisition and resettlement impacts, as well as some effects on livelihoods. Based on the draft LARPs prepared for the two sections, the project is categorized as category B for involuntary resettlement safeguards. In total, 40 households (HHs), comprising 249 displaced persons, will have land and resettlement impacts. Among them, 12 affected households (67 displaced persons) will be severely affected by losing more than 10% of their lands. There will be no major physical displacement.

A LARP was prepared to mitigate and address all the associated losses in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement and relevant national legislation. The LARP was disclosed on the ADB website in July 2018. The LARP will be further updated based on the results of the noise and vibration impact assessments.

Among all the affected HHs, 16 HHs are deemed vulnerable. The vast majority of the affected HHs will experience minor impacts, such as the loss of trees, crops, fences, and minor structures in sections that encroach upon the road's right-of-way. The LARP prepared complies with ADB's SPS 2009, and MOTR will be responsible for meeting ADB's safeguard requirements in the ADB-financed section.

Indigenous Peoples There are no indigenous peoples, as defined in ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement, in the project area, and the project is classified as category C for indigenous peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Meetings with NGOs and local residents were held during project design. Further meetings and consultations will be held as required.
During Project Implementation Meetings with NGOs and local residents will be held during implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consulting services to be financed will be recruited following ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Procurement All goods, works, and services to be financed will be procured following ADB's Procurement Guidelines.
Responsible ADB Officer Erdene, Oyunchimeg
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Transport and Roads
42, N. Isanov St.
Bishkek City 720017
Kyrgyz Republic
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 27 Jun 2017 to 06 Jul 2017
MRM 24 Aug 2018
Approval 31 Oct 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 12 Jun 2019

Grant 0621-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Oct 2018 28 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2027 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 22.25 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 9.50 31 Oct 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 12.75 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 31 Oct 2018 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3730-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Oct 2018 28 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2027 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 68.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 68.50 31 Oct 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 31 Oct 2018 0.00 0.00 0%

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