The Asian Development Bank is working with Uzbekistan to increase domestic and international trade along key routes in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation area. The project is improving road connections and strengthening the Road Fund and the Road Research Institute.
|Project Name||Third CAREC Corridor Road Investment Program|
|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 third investment program will increase domestic and international trade along Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridors. The outcome will be improved road connectivity and strengthening of institutional capacity within the Road Fund and the Road Research Institute. The outputs will be an approximately 364 km reconstructed road section of the A380 and regional highways, and improved project management, logistics, road asset management and road safety. The investment program will finance three separate projects.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The proposed multi-tranche financing facility (MFF) for the Third Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program (the Program) will rehabilitate about 394 km of highways in Republic of Karkalpakstan and Kashkadarya regions and support institutional development for road asset management in the country. This will directly complement another ongoing highway investment in Kazakhstan (supported by ADB) connecting Beyneu (a town on Uzbekistan's border) and the port of Aktau on the Caspian Sea. The Program will promote trade and tourism, and facilitate the economic and social development in these regions of Uzbekistan.|
|Impact||Increased international trade and tourism along CAREC Corridor in Uzbekistan(Statistical Review of Uzbekistan)|
|Outcome||Improved efficiency of road subsector.|
1. UZB sections of CAREC Corridors 2 and 6 completed
2. Institutional development of select transport sector agencies achieved
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Consultations will be held with potential stakeholders - the local population, the Road Fund, the government officials, followed by discussions with village chairpersons and villagers through focus discussion groups.|
|During Project Implementation||Continued consultation will be held during implementation with potential stakeholders - the local population, the Road Fund, the government officials, followed by discussions with village chairpersons and villagers through focus discussion groups.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Singru, Narendra|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, CWRD|
Republican Road Fund
Ministry of Finance 29 Istiklol Street
Tashkent, 100017,Republic of Uzbekistan
|Concept Clearance||07 Sep 2015|
|Fact Finding||04 Jul 2017 to 22 Jul 2017|
|MRM||25 Jul 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||08 Sep 2015|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Third CAREC Corridor Road Investment Program: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Sep 2015|
|Третья инвестиционная программа мультитраншевого финансирования развития коридора ЦАРЭС : Информация о проекте||Translated PDS||Sep 2015|
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