The proposed project will reconstruct about 299 kilometer (km) road section between the capitals and administration centers of Aktobe and Artyrau Provinces in western Kazakhstan, and introduce key features of transport information system.
|Project Name||CAREC Corridors 1 and 6 Connector Road (Aktobe–Makat) Improvement Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The proposed project will reconstruct about 299 kilometer (km) road section between the capitals and administration centers of Aktobe and Artyrau Provinces in western Kazakhstan, and introduce key features of transport information system.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Roads enable connectivity and mobility, which are essential conditions for economic growth and development. This is particularly relevant for Kazakhstan the world's largest landlocked country with an upper middle-income resource-rich economy and a population density among the lowest, at about 6 people per square kilometer. Kazakhstan's main natural resources hydrocarbon and mining (oil, gas, ferrous and non-ferrous metals) are unevenly spread over the country and remain modestly tapped because of infrastructure constraints. Long distance travel results in significant travel time and cost. Accessing regional and foreign markets is thus burdensome. A World Bank study estimated that transport costs account for 8 to 11% of the final cost of goods almost double the cost for most industrialized countries. As such, the development of transport infrastructure, together with sector efficiency improvements, can play a catalytic role in sustainable social and economic development of the country. Continued public sector investments are needed to modernize the infrastructure base which is strongly correlated with economic diversification and higher growth.
Strategically, Kazakhstan has large potential to link the East Asia countries with Europe by road and rail, and through inland shipping along the Caspian Sea. The government has, since 2007, been upgrading its national transport system to better integrate Kazakhstan into the world economy. This includes the reconstruction of the approximate $6.5 billion, 2,787 km Western Europe - Western China international transit corridor (also known as the CAREC corridors 1b and 6b) to improve its efficiency and effectiveness. The country is already capturing a significant volume of transit traffic through roads and railways.
With oil prices tumbling since 2014 and lower external demand slowing down the economy, Kazakhstan responded with a new economic anti-crisis program. The President in his address to the Nation on 11 November 2014 announced Kazakhstan's new Infrastructure Development State Program _Nurly Zhol_ (NEP) for 2015-2019. To create a favorable environment for business driven regional economic integration, among others, the NEP prioritizes domestic transport linkages which are of strategic importance and regional impact and connect Astana at the core (Center) with _urban agglomerations_ and/or _second-tier cities_ in the East, West, and South part of the country. Accordingly, the government, aided by development partners, is accelerating the development of the Centre South (Astana- Almaty), Centre East (Astana Ust' Kamenogorsk) and Centre West (Astana -Aktau) corridors which costs about $6.6 billion and is planned for implementation during 2016 -2020. The NEP is expected to generate a significant number of new jobs and incomes through public investments.
Part of the Center West Corridor and the Trans-Caspian Sea Transit Corridor, the 470-km Aktobe -Makat road passes through the oil and mineral-rich provinces of Aktobe and Atyrau, where approximately 1.7 million people live. The road is a two-lane, category III/IV republican road linking the provincial capital Aktobe with the major oil city of Atyrau in the west and the country''s only international commercial seaport of Aktau in the southwest. With its construction about 30 years ago and no reconstruction thereafter, the deteriorated road pavement as well as bridges and culverts have failed to carry the rising and heavy traffic loads generated by the oil wells and refineries in the region and literally deterred transport activities. Much transit traffic between Aktobe and Atyrau are diverting to the northern Akotobe-Oral-Atyrau route, as it takes almost the same travel time despite an additional 360 km detour. Poor road connectivity has also become a key social issue as it has contributed to the growing income disparity between rural and urban areas.
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|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Aqtobe, Maqat|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Meetings with local governments, NGOs and/or community-based organizations, and focus group consultations with local communities and/or affected people, supplemented by surveys, will be conducted. Issues to be discussed include, but are not limited to, resettlement compensation of affected persons (if any), protection of communities from construction and environmental disturbances, and of safety hazards to workers and the public during construction, temporary employment opportunities, and how villages along and off the road can benefit from the Project.|
|During Project Implementation||Identification of civil society organizations will be undertaken during the PPTA. Public consultations will be conducted during the project preparation as well as project implementation.|
|Consulting Services||The TA has mobilized eight individual consultants (five international and three national). Additional inputs of 4 person-months of international and 4 person-months of national consultancy work will be required to carry out scoping study for implementation of expanded TA scope. The TA implementation is ongoing without issues.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Ari Kalliokoski|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, CWRD|
Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development formerly "Ministry of Investments and Developments"
32/1 Kabanbay Batyr Ave., Astana
|Approval||23 Apr 2015|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||26 Mar 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|23 Apr 2015||15 May 2015||15 May 2015||31 Aug 2016||31 May 2018||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|625,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||625,000.00||23 Apr 2015||411,260.74|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|CAREC Corridors 1 and 6 Connector Road (Aktobe-Makat) Improvement Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Sep 2015|
|Проект модернизации дороги, соединяющей транспортные коридоры ЦАРЭС 1 и ЦАРЭС 6 (Актобе – Макат) : Информационный бюллетень о проекте||Translated PDS||Sep 2015|
|ОААЭЫ 1 және ОААЭЫ 6 (Ақтөбе – Мақат) транспорттық дәліздерді қосатын жолды жаңарту туралы жоба : Жоба туралы ақпараттық бюллетень||Translated PDS||Sep 2015|
|CAREC Corridors 1 and 6 Connector Road (Aktobe-Makat) Improvement Project: Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Report||Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Reports||May 2015|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|CAREC Corridors 1 and 6 Connector Road (Aktobe-Makat) Improvement Project: Resettlement Plan||Resettlement Plans||Sep 2017|
|CAREC Corridors 1 and 6 Connector Road (Aktobe-Makat) Improvement Project: Revised Resettlement Plan||Resettlement Plans||Oct 2015|
|CAREC Corridors 1 and 6 Connector Road (Aktobe-Makat) Improvement Project: Initial Environmental Examination||Initial Environmental Examination||Oct 2015|
|CAREC Corridors 1 and 6 Connector Road (Aktobe-Makat) Improvement Project: Resettlement Plan||Resettlement Plans||Oct 2015|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|CAREC Corridors 1 and 6 Connector Road (Aktobe–Makat) Improvement Project - Institutional Assessment Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||27 Sep 2017||03 Oct 2017|
|CAREC Corridors 1 and 6 Connector Road (Aktobe–Makat) Improvement Project - Institutional Assessment Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||25 Sep 2017||01 Oct 2017|
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