The transaction technical assistance (TRTA) will help the government of Tajikistan (the government) prepare the proposed ensuing project. The TRTA will ensure that the project will be prepared to acceptable technical, safeguards, and procurement standards. The ensuing project is expected to meet the _high readiness_ criteria before possible Board consideration.
|Project Name||Preparing the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 2, 3, and 5 (Obigarm-Nurobod) Road 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||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The transaction technical assistance (TRTA) will help the government of Tajikistan (the government) prepare the proposed ensuing project. The TRTA will ensure that the project will be prepared to acceptable technical, safeguards, and procurement standards. The ensuing project is expected to meet the _high readiness_ criteria before possible Board consideration.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The proposed ensuing project will restore and improve connectivity between Dushanbe, the northeast region of Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic via the M41 highway, which is located on Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) corridors 2, 3, and 5. The proposed project will also serve about 13 villages and communities that presently rely on the existing M41 highway for access to economic opportunities and social services. In addition, the proposed project will continue strengthening the institutional capacity of the Ministry of Transport on road safety and asset management.
The Obigarm-Nurobod road section located on the CAREC corridors 2, 3, and 5 will be inundated once the HPP reservoir has filled to operating levels. The realignment of this road section through the river valley is not part of the Rogun HPP project. A bypass road must be completed and opened to traffic by latest November 2023, the date by which the rising water in the hydropower project reservoir will have inundated several critical sections of the existing M41 highway. No other part of Tajikistan's national highway network can provide for this traffic, and the only alternative route would represent a deviation of about 500 kilometer.
The outcome of the project will be connectivity, access, and safety on CAREC corridors 2, 3, and 5 restored and improved. The project will be aligned with the following impacts: (i) economic growth promoted (Tajikistan National Development Strategy), and (ii) competitive corridors across the CAREC region established (CAREC Program). The project outputs consist of (i) constructing the Obigarm-Nurobod road (CAREC corridors 2, 3, and 5) and rural access road, which is a strategically important international corridor, and (ii) strengthening the institutional capacity of the Ministry of Transport on road safety and road asset management, both of which are critical to ensure social and financial sustainability.
|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||Extensive consultations will be undertaken with various groups, with focus on the poor, vulnerable and marginalized groups especially women in the 13 villages in the project area, to collect their views and reflect them into the project design, as appropriate.|
|During Project Implementation||Consultations will be undertaken throughout project implementation period to ensure that stakeholders views are taken into consideration.|
|Consulting Services||ADB engaged seven international individual consultants and a national consulting firm following ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) to undertake the services required for the TA. They were mobilized in July and September 2018. Two resource person assignments were awarded in April and June 2019.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Idei, Rika|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, CWRD|
Ministry of Transport
Mr. Arabzoda, Nurali Sayvali, Executive Director for Project Implementation Unit for Roads Rehabilitation
[email protected], [email protected]
14, Aini Street Dushanbe 734042 Tajikistan
|Approval||04 Jun 2018|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||27 Sep 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|04 Jun 2018||09 Jun 2018||09 Jun 2018||31 Dec 2019||30 Jun 2021||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,000,000.00||0.00||50,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,050,000.00||04 Jun 2018||823,370.07|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 2, 3, and 5 (Obigarm-Nurobod) Road Project: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Jun 2018|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Transport Sector Operations Video Production||Firm - Consulting||Closed||24 Jun 2020||16 Jul 2020|
|Transport Sector Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||08 Jan 2020||17 Jan 2020|
|Transport Sector Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||07 Jan 2020||16 Jan 2020|
|Road Sector Management Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||01 Jan 2020||07 Jan 2020|
|Team Leader/Highway Engineer||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 Apr 2018||16 May 2018|
|Structural Engineer||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 Apr 2018||16 May 2018|
|Road Safety Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 Apr 2018||11 May 2018|
|Geotechnical Engineer||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 Apr 2018||16 May 2018|
|Environment Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 Apr 2018||11 May 2018|
|Tunnel Engineer||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 Apr 2018||16 May 2018|
|Social Development Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 Apr 2018||16 May 2018|
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