The proposed project will (i) reconstruct the Bishkek Northern Bypass Road ; (ii) develop a green zone on both sides of the Bypass Road, subject to availability of land; (iii) implement road safety audit and institutional reforms; and (iv) conduct livelihood training for local residents using the existing Skills Development Fund and providing vocation training for car repairs, automobile upgrading and other livelihoods suitable for both men and women.
|Project Name||Preparing the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 1 and 3 Bishkek Northern Bypass 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 proposed project will (i) reconstruct the Bishkek Northern Bypass Road ; (ii) develop a green zone on both sides of the Bypass Road, subject to availability of land; (iii) implement road safety audit and institutional reforms; and (iv) conduct livelihood training for local residents using the existing Skills Development Fund and providing vocation training for car repairs, automobile upgrading and other livelihoods suitable for both men and women.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The current condition of the 34 km Bishkek Bypass road is poor with an average International Roughness Index (IRI) in excess of 8 m/km . The proposed upgrading and widening of the road will improve the IRI to less than 3 m/km. This road improvement will contribute to regional cooperation through (i) linking the CAREC Corridors 1 and 3; (ii) providing global connectivity to the Bishkek 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. Taking on board the consultations with the Bishkek Mayor's office as well as urban experts within ADB, the development of a green zone on both sides of the project road will mitigate urban sprawl and reduce congestion in future. A vocational training component will provide alternative livelihood opportunities for the people living in the project area. Finally, to address road safety issues in the country, it is proposed to carry out institutional reforms in the MOTR to set up a dedicated unit for road safety, which will supervise road safety audits on all road reconstruction projects in the country.
The proposed project is consistent with the Country Partnership Strategy, which advocates (i) accelerating economic growth through continuing interventions in the transport sector focusing on cross border roads that facilitate development of CAREC transport corridors; (ii) improve inclusiveness and sustainability enhance by enhancing employability of the population through skills development and strengthening climate change resilience; and (iii) leveraging regional cooperation by developing regional transportation links and accompanying logistics.
|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||Transaction Technical Assistance (TRTA) is being processed. TRTA consultants will be appointed for conducting detailed consultations in the project area. Based on initial assessment, the project is expected to be Category A for involuntary resettlement. Stakeholder communications, impact assessments and consultations will cover all the affected people.|
|During Project Implementation||Consultation will be conducted among affected households. Participation through livelihood training envisaged for the community.|
|Consulting Services||Transaction technical assistance (TRTA) consultants will be recruited to carry out due diligence of the proposed project, assist in the completion of the detailed design and support the preparation of procurement documents. Details of the consulting services will be provided on ADB's Consultant Management System.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Narendra Singru|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, CWRD|
Ministry of Transport and Roads
42, N. Isanov St.
Bishkek City 720017
|Approval||17 Oct 2018|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||07 Sep 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|17 Oct 2018||13 Nov 2018||13 Nov 2018||31 Oct 2019||31 Oct 2020||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,050,000.00||0.00||50,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,100,000.00||17 Oct 2018||177,946.75|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 1 and 3 Bishkek Northern Bypass Road Project: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Oct 2018|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|International Road Safety Expert||Individual - Consulting||Active||17 Jul 2019||23 Jul 2019|
|International Road Design Expert||Individual - Consulting||Active||17 Jul 2019||23 Jul 2019|
|International Financial Management Expert||Individual - Consulting||Active||17 Jul 2019||23 Jul 2019|
|International Climate Change Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||25 Jun 2019||01 Jul 2019|
|International Procurement Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||25 Jun 2019||01 Jul 2019|
|International Transport Economist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||18 Apr 2019||24 Apr 2019|
|International Environmental Safeguards Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||27 Mar 2019||02 Apr 2019|
|International Materials/Pavement Engineer||Individual - Consulting||Closed||13 Mar 2019||19 Mar 2019|
|International Structural/Bridge Engineer||Individual - Consulting||Closed||13 Mar 2019||19 Mar 2019|
|International Social Safeguards Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||02 Mar 2019||08 Mar 2019|
|Team Leader/Highway Engineer||Individual - Consulting||Closed||13 Oct 2018||19 Oct 2018|
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