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Turkmenistan: Modernization of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures for Food Safety

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49343-001 Status: Closed

The small scale policy and advisory technical assistance (S-PATA) supports Turkmenistan's efforts to accelerate the implementation of key elements of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Common Agenda for Modernization of Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures. Specifically, the S-PATA will contribute in implementing food safety measures in the country. It will support key provisions of the CAREC Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy 2020 and the CAREC Trade Policy Strategic Action Plan. The proposed S-PATA is consistent with the recommendations set forth in the final consultant report of the Technical Assistance for Promoting Cooperation in SPS Measures for Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (R-PATA 8386) which provides and SPS needs assessment for CAREC countries.

Project Details

Project Officer
Samjhana Shrestha Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Turkmenistan
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Modernization of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures for Food Safety
Project Number 49343-001
Country Turkmenistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9084-TKM: Modernization of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures for Food Safety
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agro-industry, marketing, and trade

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The small scale policy and advisory technical assistance (S-PATA) supports Turkmenistan's efforts to accelerate the implementation of key elements of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Common Agenda for Modernization of Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures. Specifically, the S-PATA will contribute in implementing food safety measures in the country. It will support key provisions of the CAREC Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy 2020 and the CAREC Trade Policy Strategic Action Plan. The proposed S-PATA is consistent with the recommendations set forth in the final consultant report of the Technical Assistance for Promoting Cooperation in SPS Measures for Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (R-PATA 8386) which provides and SPS needs assessment for CAREC countries.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Turkmenistan has no formal strategy for SPS measures. However, the country has a number of laws and policy reforms pertaining to food safety, animal and plant health that could be revised to make food safety measured compliant with international standards.
Impact Integration of Turkmenistan with CAREC economies and global markets.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Turkmenistan is better prepared to implement international standards for safe food.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

An action plan developed to establish SPS measures for food safety.

A rationalization plan developed for improved accreditation of food safety laboratories.

Capacity improved to implement food safety measures.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Samjhana Shrestha
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Health and Medical Industry
20, Archabil Shayoly
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 11 Mar 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Sep 2017

TA 9084-TKM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Mar 2016 - 11 Mar 2016 30 Sep 2017 30 Mar 2018 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 11 Mar 2016 131,521.28

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Modernization of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures for Food Safety (WTO Regulatory Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Jul 2017 10 Jul 2017
Modernization of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures for Food Safety (Food Safety Laboratory Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Jul 2017 10 Jul 2017

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