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Tajikistan: Preparing the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 2, 3, and 5 (Obigarm-Nurobod) Road Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52042-002 Status: Active

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 Details

Project Officer
Idei, Rika Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Tajikistan
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Preparing the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 2, 3, and 5 (Obigarm-Nurobod) Road Project
Project Number 52042-002
Country Tajikistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9530-TAJ: Preparing the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 2, 3, and 5 (Obigarm-Nurobod) Road Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
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.

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 Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
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.
Business Opportunities
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
Executing Agencies
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
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 04 Jun 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2018

TA 9530-TAJ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Jun 2018 09 Jun 2018 09 Jun 2018 31 Dec 2019 30 Jun 2021 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,050,000.00 04 Jun 2018 734,255.53

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Tenders

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
Geotechnical Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Apr 2018 16 May 2018
Road Safety Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Apr 2018 11 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
Structural Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Apr 2018 16 May 2018
Team Leader/Highway Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Apr 2018 16 May 2018

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.