Uzbekistan : Third CAREC Corridor Road Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 48414-001

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.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Karki, Pawan
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Uzbekistan
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name
Third CAREC Corridor Road Investment Program
Project Number
48414-001
Country / Economy
  • Uzbekistan
Project Status
Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8950-UZB: Third CAREC Corridor Road Investment Program
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
TA 8950-UZB: Third CAREC Corridor Road Investment Program (Supplementary)
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas
  • Inclusive economic growth
  • Regional integration
Drivers of Change
  • Governance and capacity development
  • Knowledge solutions
  • Partnerships
  • Private sector development
Sector / Subsector
  • Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender
No gender elements
Description

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.
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

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

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.

Business Opportunities

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).
Procurement
NA

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Karki, Pawan
Responsible ADB Department
Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Committee for Roads

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
-
MRM
-
Approval
07 Sep 2015
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
24 Sep 2018

Funding

TA 8950-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Sep 2015 29 Sep 2015 29 Sep 2015 28 Feb 2017 07 Sep 2020 03 Nov 2020
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,250,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,350,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
17 Jun 2022 2,077,484.11

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Institutional Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Economic and Financial Analyses Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Road Equipment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Team Leader, National Feasibility Study Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Institutional Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Intelligent Transport Systems Expert (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS EXPERT (INTERNATIONAL) Individual - Consulting Closed
Axle Load Control Expert (International) Individual - Consulting Closed
AXLE LOAD CONTROL EXPERT (NATIONAL) Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

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

Procurement Plan

None currently available.