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Kyrgyz Republic: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 1 and 3 Bishkek Northern Bypass Road Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52043-001 Status: Proposed

The proposed project will rehabilitate 34 kilometers (km) of Bishkek bypass road, linking the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridor 1 (Bishkek Torugart Road) with CAREC Corridor 3 (Bishkek Osh Road). It will contribute to the climate resilience and sustainability of the road subsector projects, the institutional development and the diversification of livelihoods. The project derives synergies with the earlier assistance and adopts a cross-sectoral approach to integrated development in the region.

Project Details

Project Officer
Jurgen Sluijter Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Kyrgyz Republic
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 1 and 3 Bishkek Northern Bypass Road Project
Project Number 52043-001
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: CAREC Corridors 1 and 3 Bishkek Northern Bypass Road Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 12.00 million
Loan: CAREC Corridors 1 and 3 Bishkek Northern Bypass Road Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 60.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed project will rehabilitate 34 kilometers (km) of Bishkek bypass road, linking the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridor 1 (Bishkek Torugart Road) with CAREC Corridor 3 (Bishkek Osh Road). It will contribute to the climate resilience and sustainability of the road subsector projects, the institutional development and the diversification of livelihoods. The project derives synergies with the earlier assistance and adopts a cross-sectoral approach to integrated development in the region.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed reconstruction of the Bishkek Northern Bypass Road (34 km) will contribute to regional cooperation through (i) linking the CAREC Corridors 1 and 3; (ii) providing global connectivity to the Bishkek Free Economic Zone (FEZ) and Dordoy Bazaar; and (iii) linking ABEC with Bishkek-Osh Road and Bishkek-Torugart Road. It will also improve domestic connectivity and reduce congestion in Bishkek city.
Impact Competitiveness of the Kyrgyz Republic increased (Development Program of the Kyrgyz Republic, 2018 2022: Unity, Trust, Creation)
Outcome Connectivity and road safety on Bishkek Northern Bypass Road improved
Outputs

Bishkek Northern Bypass road rehabilitated

Environmental buffer zone along project road developed

Road safety institutional reforms implemented

Local residents' car repair skills and related capacity improved

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Environment impacts will be mostly related to construction work and can be mitigated. Impacts during operations could be higher due to the increase in noise levels. Based on the initial assessment, the project is likely to be classified as Category B for environment impacts.
Involuntary Resettlement The proposed project road will follow the existing alignment but will entail widening of the road from two lanes to four lanes. According to the preliminary assessment, the project will likely involve major land acquisition, causing physical and economic displacement of people, and affecting more than 50 privately owned structures and agricultural land plots along the road. Therefore, it is anticipated that the project will be classified as category A for involuntary resettlement impacts. ADB financing is likely to cover both land acquisition and resettlement costs since the government has limited budget and is not in a position to allocate sufficient funds for land acquisition.
Indigenous Peoples There are no indigenous peoples in the project area, as defined in ADB's Safeguards Policy Statement, and thus, the project will be classified as category C for indigenous people's impacts.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Meetings with NGOs and local residents were held during project design. Further meetings and consultations will be held as required.
During Project Implementation Meetings with NGOs and local residents will be held during implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consulting services to be financed will be recruited following ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Procurement

All goods, works, and services to be financed will be procured following ADB's Procurement Guidelines.

The project preparatory activities under the TRTA will ensure that procurement documents will be prepared in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines and standard bidding documents. Advance contracting will be undertaken. Retroactive financing is not envisaged at this stage.

Responsible ADB Officer Jurgen Sluijter
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education and Science
257 Tynystanov str., 720040, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Ministry of Transport and Roads
42, N. Isanov St.
Bishkek City 720017
Kyrgyz Republic
Timetable
Concept Clearance 17 Oct 2018
Fact Finding 22 Jun 2020 to 26 Jun 2020
MRM 31 Aug 2020
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 23 Oct 2018

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Tenders

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Procurement Plan

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