Uzbekistan: Third CAREC Corridor Road Investment Program
As part of the implementation of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) program in the country, the Government of Uzbekistan has requested ADB to provide assistance for continued rehabilitation of the CAREC Corridors. ADB approved on 7 September 2015 the multitranche financing facility (MFF) concept for the Third CAREC Corridor Investment Program. The proposed MFF was to complement the ongoing efforts to improve the CAREC Corridors by providing the last missing link to the international border with Kazakhstan, rehabilitating roads in Khorezm and Kashkadarya, developing road side infrastructure, and developing the capacity of the Road Research Institute and other Uzavtoyul agencies for introducing efficiencies and innovation in the road subsector.
Central and West Asia Department
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- Technical Assistance
|Project Name||Third CAREC Corridor Road Investment Program|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|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|
As part of the implementation of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) program in the country, the Government of Uzbekistan has requested ADB to provide assistance for continued rehabilitation of the CAREC Corridors. ADB approved on 7 September 2015 the multitranche financing facility (MFF) concept for the Third CAREC Corridor Investment Program. The proposed MFF was to complement the ongoing efforts to improve the CAREC Corridors by providing the last missing link to the international border with Kazakhstan, rehabilitating roads in Khorezm and Kashkadarya, developing road side infrastructure, and developing the capacity of the Road Research Institute and other Uzavtoyul agencies for introducing efficiencies and innovation in the road subsector. A project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) was approved to carry out due diligence for the MFF and to support Uzavtoyul agencies in preparing a framework for the implementation of institutional reforms in state-owned enterprises and the provision of capacity building in improving road design standards.
The approved MFF concept proposed three tranches to be approved over the period 2016-2018: (i) Tranche 1--rehabilitation of 77 km section of the regional road that links the tourist centers of Karshi and Kitab on the A380 and M39 highways, including pilot road side infrastructure development and installation of cross-border scanning equipment; (ii) Tranche 2--rehabilitation of 240 km of the A380 highway in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, including institutional development for Uzavtoyul agencies (road safety planning and audits and capacity assistance for design, construction and maintenance) and support for road safety improvement; and (iii) Tranche 3--reconstruction of 47 km of the Turtkul bypass section of the A380 highway in Khorezm province and implemention of performance-based road maintenance contract management on a pilot basis.
Considering the discussions during the PPTA inception mission, it was proposed that Tranche 1 be processed as a standalone project and not under an MFF. The Government of Uzbekistan formally sent its request to ADB on 13 May 2016. ADB approved on 28 June 2016 the government's request. Consequently, the MFF concept was revised--the proposed Tranche 1 was removed from the MFF while the proposed Tranches 2 and 3 will be the new Tranches 1 and 2 of the MFF. Moreover, the scope of the PPTA was changed to cover the conduct of due diligence and preparation work for both the MFF and the proposed standalone project.
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The Government of Uzbekistan requested for a PPTA to carry out due diligence and prepare a comprehensive design of the MFF - the Third CAREC Corridor Road Investment Program. The design should be suitable for financing by Asian Development Bank (ADB) and where possible other cofinanciers. The PPTA will (i) develop an investment project bankable by ADB loan; (ii) conduct due diligence for technical, economic, financial, social, and environmental viability of the project; (iii) assist the executing agency (EA) in developing required documentation for country resource allocation; and (iv) assist the EA in procuring contracts and managing safeguards issues for the first tranche of the MFF. Please refer to the project description above for the changes made in the MFF concept and PPTA.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Consultations will be held with stakeholders--the local population, the executing agency, government officials, community heads and other stakeholders through focus group discussions.|
|During Project Implementation||Continued consultation will be held during implementation with stakeholders--the local population, the executing agency, government officials, community heads and other stakeholders through focus group discussions.|
|Consulting Services||All consultants financed by this TA have been engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Karki, Pawan|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, CWRD|
Committee for Roads
Mustakillik Ave, 68, 100000 Tashkent City
Tashkent, Republic of Uzbekistan Republican Road Fund
Mr. Murod Allabergenov, Director
Ministry of Finance 29 Istiklol Street Tashkent, 100017,Republic of Uzbekistan
|Approval||07 Sep 2015|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||24 Sep 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|07 Sep 2015||29 Sep 2015||29 Sep 2015||28 Feb 2017||07 Sep 2020||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|2,250,000.00||0.00||100,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,350,000.00||29 Sep 2021||2,077,484.11|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Third CAREC Corridor 2 Karakalpakstan Road Project (A380 Kungrad to Daut-Ata Section): Updated Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan||Resettlement Plans||May 2020|
|Central Asia Regional Economic Corridor (CAREC) Corridor 2 Karakalpakstan Road Project (A380 Kungrad to Daut-Ata Section): Updated Environmental Impact Assessment||Environmental Impact Assessments||Apr 2020|
|Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program (Tranche 3): Initial Environmental Examination||Initial Environmental Examination||Oct 2018|
|Kashkadarya Regional Road Project: Initial Environmental Examination||Initial Environmental Examination||Oct 2018|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Institutional Development Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||05 Jun 2019||11 Jun 2019|
|Economic and Financial Analyses Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||15 Mar 2019||24 Mar 2019|
|National Road Equipment Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||15 Mar 2019||24 Mar 2019|
|Institutional Development Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||15 Mar 2019||24 Mar 2019|
|Team Leader, National Feasibility Study Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||15 Mar 2019||24 Mar 2019|
|INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS EXPERT (INTERNATIONAL)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||31 Jan 2019||06 Feb 2019|
|Intelligent Transport Systems Expert (National)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||31 Jan 2019||06 Feb 2019|
|Axle Load Control Expert (International)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||25 Jan 2019||07 Feb 2019|
|AXLE LOAD CONTROL EXPERT (NATIONAL)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||25 Jan 2019||31 Jan 2019|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Project Preparatory||Technical Assistance 8950||29 Feb 2016||Sheladia Associates, Inc. (United States) in Association with Infrastruktura Loyiha Byurosi LLC (Uzbekistan) | 15825 SHADY GROVE ROAD, SUITE 100 ROCKVILLE MD 20850, UNITED STATES [email protected]||Republican Road Fund||990,630.00||—|
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