Uzbekistan : Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Bukhara-Miskin-Urgench-Khiva) Railway Electrification Project

Sovereign Project | 53271-001

The project will add electrification, signaling and telecommunication, and traction power management systems to the recently built railway line between Bukhara, Miskin, Urgench, and Khiva, a total of 465 km. The line has a design speed of 250 km per hour and connects to the electrified high-speed railway line between the country's capital Tashkent, Samarkand, and Bukhara.

Project Details

Project Name
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Bukhara-Miskin-Urgench-Khiva) Railway Electrification Project
Project Number
53271-001
Country / Economy
  • Uzbekistan
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 4170-UZB: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Bukhara-Miskin-Urgench-Khiva) Railway Electrification Project
Source Amount
Ordinary capital resources US$ 162.00 million
Loan 8414-UZB: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Bukhara-Miskin-Urgench-Khiva) Railway Electrification Project
Source Amount
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank US$ 108.00 million
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
  • OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector
  • Transport / Rail transport (non-urban)

Gender
Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
The project will add electrification, signaling and telecommunication, and traction power management systems to the recently built railway line between Bukhara, Miskin, Urgench, and Khiva, a total of 465 km. The line has a design speed of 250 km per hour and connects to the electrified high-speed railway line between the country's capital Tashkent, Samarkand, and Bukhara.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

By doing so, the project will fundamentally change the economic geography of Khorezm, by shrinking the temporal distance to other urbanized areas of Uzbekistan. High-speed trains will reduce travel times between Urgench and Bukhara to 2 hours, compared to the current 6 by road. The total journey from Urgench to Tashkent will be made possible in approximately 6 hours, well within a daily commute. With such improvements, a number of impacts will be felt. Industrial development in Khorezm will be spurred in favor of higher value-added sectors such as tourism. The development of tourism is expected to come with several multiplier effects, as many locals including women will increasingly be employed in the tourism industry. Traditional sectors of agriculture and manufacturing will also increase in their value proposition. For example, higher value agricultural produce will be able to be exported faster and farther through the use of refrigerated wagons. The local population, including women and children will have improved access to safer transport, supported by gender-inclusive facilities in trains and at modernized stations already in place. The project will significantly increase the accessibility of the population of Khorezm to jobs, markets, healthcare and education facilities within the region and in other parts of the country. With the tourism sector in Uzbekistan already being the seventh fastest growing in the world with 13.4 percent growth in 2018, there is a large potential for the project to contribute to a tourism-led development in western Uzbekistan. For this reason, the second output of the project has the objective to develop a Tourism Economic Corridor in Western Uzbekistan, contributing to local inclusive economic activity in municipalities along the corridor. Besides high-speed and quality passenger transport, the project will also contribute to improvements in freight rail services. Freight will consist of domestic, export, import and transit traffic, which is projected by O'zbekiston Temir Yo'llari (UTY) to reach a total of 12 million tons per annum by 2023 on the section between Bukhara and Miskin

Impact

Sustainable regional trade and economic activity promoted along CAREC Corridor 2

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Improved railway services for freight and passengers in Western Uzbekistan

Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Railway infrastructure along the Bukhara-Miskin-Urgench-Khiva line upgraded

Tourism corridor Bukhara-Miskin-Urgenc-Khiva developed

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Bukhara, Khiva, Miskin, Urgench

Safeguard Categories

Environment
B
Involuntary Resettlement
A
Indigenous Peoples
C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Samukhin, Oleg
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Transport Sector Office (SG-TRA)
Executing Agencies
O'zbekiston Temir Yo'llari

Timetable

Concept Clearance
10 Mar 2020
Fact Finding
04 Apr 2021 to 05 Apr 2021
MRM
03 Nov 2021
Approval
26 Jan 2022
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
29 Mar 2022

Funding

Loan 4170-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2021 29 Dec 2021 23 Feb 2023 31 Dec 2026 - -
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 337.65
ADB 162.00
Counterpart 175.65
Cofinancing 0.00
Loan Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 06 Jun 2024 100.88 0.00 62%
Cumulative Disbursements 06 Jun 2024 48.90 0.00 30%

Loan 8414-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Jan 2022 29 Dec 2021 23 Feb 2023 31 Dec 2026 - -
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 108.00
ADB 0.00
Counterpart 0.00
Cofinancing 108.00
Loan Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 06 Jun 2024 0.00 67.29 62%
Cumulative Disbursements 06 Jun 2024 0.00 32.64 30%

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Bukhara-Miskin-Urgench-Khiva) Railway Electrification Project: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2023) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2024
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Bukhara-Miskin-Urgench-Khiva) Railway Electrification Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2023) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2024
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Bukhara-Miskin-Urgench-Khiva) Railway Electrification Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2023) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2023
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Bukhara-Miskin-Urgench-Khiva) Railway Electrification Project: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2021
Markaziy Osiyo mintaqaviy iqtisodiy hamkorlik 2-koridori (Buxoro-Miskin-Urganch-Xiva) temir yo'lini elektrlashtirish loyihasi: Ijtimoiy o’rganish hisoboti Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Oct 2021
Проект электрификации железнодорожной линии (Бухара-Мискин-Ургенч-Хива) Коридора 2 Центральноазиатского регионального экономического сотрудничества: Восемь новых тяговых подстанций Проектная версия Плана переселения Resettlement Plans Oct 2021
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Bukhara-Miskin-Urgench-Khiva) Railway Electrification Project: Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Oct 2021
Markaziy Osiyo mintaqaviy iqtisodiy hamkorlik 2-koridori (Buxoro-Miskin-Urganch-Xiva) temir yo'lini elektrlashtirish loyihasi: Tashqi quvvat manbai Ko'chirish rejasi loyihasi Resettlement Plans Oct 2021
Проект электрификации железной дороги (линия Бухара-Мискин-Ургенч-Хива) в рамках Коридора 2 ентральноазиатского регионального экономического сотрудничества : Предварительная экологическая оценка Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2021
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Bukhara-Miskin-Urgench-Khiva) Railway Electrification Project: External Power Supply Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Oct 2021
Markaziy Osiyo mintaqaviy iqtisodiy hamkorlik 2-koridori (Buxoro-Miskin-Urganch-Xiva) temir yo'lini elektrlashtirish loyihasi: Sakkizta yangi tortishish podstansiyalari Ko'chirish rejasi loyihasi Resettlement Plans Oct 2021
Проект электрификации железнодорожной линии (Бухара-Мискин-Ургенч-Хива), проходящей по коридору 2 Центральноазиатского регионального экономического: Отчет о комплексной социальной экспертизе Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Oct 2021
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Bukhara-Miskin-Urgench-Khiva) Railway Electrification Project: Eight New Traction Substations Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Oct 2021
Markaziy Osiyo mintaqaviy iqtisodiy hamkorlik 2-koridori (Buxoro-Miskin-Urganch-Xiva) temir yo'lini elektrlashtirish loyihasi: Dastlabki ekologik ekspertiza Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2021
Проект электрификации железной дороги (линия Бухара-Мискин-Ургенч-Хива) в рамках Коридора 2 Центральноазиатского регионального экономического сотрудничества: Внешнее электроснабжение Проект Плана переселения Resettlement Plans Oct 2021

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
SCADA System Invitation for Bids Active
Signaling and Telecoms Invitation for Bids Closed
L4170/L8414-UZB CAREC Corridor 2 (Bukhara-Miskin-Urgench-Khiva) Railway Electrification Project (BX-08) Invitation for Bids Closed
L4170-UZB: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Bukhara-Miskin-Urgench-Khiva) Railway Electrification Project [BX-01] Invitation for Bids Closed
53271-UZB: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Bukhara-Miskin-Urgench-Khiva) Railway Electrification Project [BX-06] Invitation for Bids Closed
53271-UZB: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridor 2 (Bukhara-Miskin-Urgench-Khiva) Railway Electrification Project [BX-02] - CORRIGENDUM Invitation for Bids Closed
53271-UZB: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridor 2 (Bukhara-Miskin-Urgench-Khiva) Railway Electrification Project [BX-02] - ORIGINAL Invitation for Bids Closed
53271-UZB: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Bukhara-Miskin-Urgench-Khiva) Railway Electrification Project [BX-04] Invitation for Bids Closed
Project Management Consultants Firm - Consulting Closed
53271-UZB: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Bukhara-Miskin-Urgench-Khiva) Railway Electrification Project [BX-03] Invitation for Bids Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
BX-01: Plant (Design, supply, installation) for Power-related Infrastructure, Lot 1: New Traction Substations and Section Posts Loan 4170 19 Dec 2023 JSC O'zelektroapparat-Electroshield | Talimarjan 1, Tashkent, Republic of Uzbekistan O'zbekiston Temir Yo'llari 41,664,000.00 22,320,000.00
BX-01: Plant (Design, supply, installation) for Power Supply Infrastructure, Lot 2: External Power Supply Loan 4170 15 Dec 2023 Consortium of JSC Tojikgidroelectromontaj and JSC Uzkishlokelectrkurilish | 377/1, N. Khuvaydullaeva, Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan O'zbekiston Temir Yo'llari 54,601,466.05 29,250,785.38
BX-06: Specialized wires for catenary system Loan 4170 24 Mar 2023 Henan Tong-Da Cable Co., Ltd. | Shijiawan Industrial Zone, Yanshi City, Henan Province, People's Republic of China O'zbekiston Temir Yo'llari 4,081,552.00 2,448,931.20
BX-03: Overhead catenary system, Lot 2: Steel copper-wires, sectional strain insulators and fixing clamps Loan 4170 27 Mar 2023 Consortium JV Binokor Temir-Beton Servis LLC and JSC O'zelektroapparat-Electroshield | 100083, Ziroat str., 52, Bektemir district, Tashkent O'zbekiston Temir Yo'llari 13,540,563.58 8,124,338.15
BX-03: Overhead catenary system, Lot 1: Contact system main components Loan 4170 28 Mar 2023 Consortium JV Binokor Temir-Beton Servis LLC and JSC O'zelektroapparat-Electroshield | 100083, Ziroat str., 52, Bektemir district, Tashkent O'zbekiston Temir Yo'llari 60,952,726.65 31,801,422.60
BX-04 Lot 5: Truck with elevator Loan 4170 27 Mar 2023 Consortium Kran va Maxsus Texnikalar LLC and Krantas LLC | 100170, Tashkent City Ziyolilar street, 1 O'zbekiston Temir Yo'llari 1,989,120.00 1,065,600.00
BX-04 Lot 2: Draisine for signaling and telecom Loan 4170 27 Mar 2023 Geismar S.A.S. | 113 bis avenue Charles-de-Gaulle 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France O'zbekiston Temir Yo'llari 3,019,833.90 1,820,078.49
BX-05: Engineering and Works Supervision Consultants Loan 4170 24 Mar 2023 DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH | Torgauer Strasse 12-15, 10829 Berlin, Germany O'zbekiston Temir Yo'llari 6,231,585.15 3,292,627.16
BX-03: Overhead catenary system, Lot 1: Contact system main components Loan 4170 28 Mar 2023 Consortium JV Binokor Temir-Beton Servis LLC and JSC O'zelektroapparat-Electroshield | 100083, Ziroat str., 52, Bektemir district, Tashkent O'zbekiston Temir Yo'llari 60,952,726.65 31,801,422.60