Uzbekistan: National Road Development Project

Sovereign Project | 53312-001

The proposed project in aligned with the ADB's Strategy 2030, which provides a special attention for the needs of landlocked economies and supports improving regional connectivity and competitiveness by addressing cross-border infrastructure needs. It is also in consistent with ADB's CPS, 2019-2023, for Uzbekistan. The CPS supports Uzbekistan's pursuit for improved quality of peoples' lives and creation of jobs through prioritizing regional cooperation and integration along with private sector development, and reduction of economic and social disparities.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Karki, Pawan
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Uzbekistan
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name National Road Development Project
Project Number 53312-001
Country / Economy Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 4174-UZB: National Road Development Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 273.85 million
TA 6908-UZB: Preparing and Implementing Gender-Inclusive Projects in Central and West Asia Subproject 7: Promoting Growth of Women's Enterprises in the Surkhandarya Region
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 150,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
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 in aligned with the ADB's Strategy 2030, which provides a special attention for the needs of landlocked economies and supports improving regional connectivity and competitiveness by addressing cross-border infrastructure needs. It is also in consistent with ADB's CPS, 2019-2023, for Uzbekistan. The CPS supports Uzbekistan's pursuit for improved quality of peoples' lives and creation of jobs through prioritizing regional cooperation and integration along with private sector development, and reduction of economic and social disparities. It 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) improvement of the growth inclusiveness and sustainability 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.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed project will rehabilitate 106.4 kilometers (km) of Reconstruction of Denov to Darband Road Project, linking the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridor 3b and 6b (Dhushanbe-TermezGwadar/Karachi Sea Port). It will contribute to the economic development of the CAREC corridor regional integration, climate resilience and sustainability of the road project, the institutional development and development of Tourism. The project derives synergies with the earlier assistance and adopts a cross-sectoral approach to integrated development in the region.
Impact

Targeted program to develop and modernize road transport implemented. (Uzbekistan's Development Strategy for 2017-2021)

Competitive corridors across the CAREC region established (CAREC Program)

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The road network in the Surkhandarya region made more efficient and safe.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Derbent to Denau highway section in Surkhandarya region rehabilitated.

Institutional capacity of the Committee for Roads improved and ITS installed and made operational.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Boysun
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
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

All consulting services will be undertaken in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy and ADB Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers for Goods, Works, Nonconsulting and Consulting Services (2017, as amended from time to time).

To expedite project implementation, advance contracting will be conducted for recruitment of consulting services.

Procurement

All procurement will be undertaken in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy and ADB Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers for Goods, Works, Nonconsulting and Consulting Services (2017, as amended from time to time).

To expedite project implementation, advance contracting will be conducted for procurement of civil works.

Responsible ADB Officer Karki, Pawan
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Committee for Roads
[email protected]
Mustakillik Ave, 68, 100000 Tashkent City
Tashkent, Republic of Uzbekistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 04 Nov 2019
Fact Finding 06 Sep 2021 to 10 Sep 2021
MRM 24 Nov 2021
Approval 22 Feb 2022
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 23 Feb 2022

Loan 4174-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Feb 2022 25 Mar 2022 27 Apr 2022 30 Jun 2027 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 336.93 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 273.85 17 Jun 2022 80.88 0.00 30%
Counterpart 63.08 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Jun 2022 5.23 0.00 2%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

TA 6908-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Feb 2022 - 22 Feb 2022 31 Dec 2022 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 17 Jun 2022 0.00
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
National External Monitoring Specialist Individual - Consulting Active 11 Jun 2022 10 Jul 2022
SP7: Promoting Growth of Women’s Enterprises in the Surkhandarya Region Firm - Consulting Closed 25 Apr 2022 30 May 2022
National Environment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Apr 2022 22 May 2022
SOCIAL RESETTLEMENT SPECIALIST (NATIONAL) Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Apr 2022 22 May 2022
53312-UZB: National Road Development Project [SRRP/CW] Invitation for Bids Closed 09 Sep 2021 06 Dec 2021
Construction Supervision Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 31 Aug 2021 29 Sep 2021
53312-UZB: Surkhandarya Regional Road Project Advance Notice Active 19 Apr 2021

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Incremental administrative cost Loan 4174 06 May 2022 Various | Tashkent, Uzbekistan Committee for Roads 1,600,000.00 1,600,000.00
Project Management and Construction Supervision Consultant Loan 4174 04 May 2022 Dohwa Engineering Co. Ltd. in association with Rhythm Plus LLC and Texno Standard Test ALC | #438 SAMSEONG-RO, GANGNAM-GU, SEOUL, KOREA, REPUBLIC OF Committee for Roads 2,500,000.00 2,500,000.00
Incremental administrative cost Loan 4174 04 May 2022 Various | Tashkent, Uzbekistan Committee for Roads 1,200,000.00 1,200,000.00
Reconstruction of 87 km A380 highway (between Km228 and Km315) Loan 4174 04 May 2022 China Railway 20 Bureau Group Corp. (CR20BGC) | 89 TAIHUA NORTH ROAD XI'AN CITY, SHAANXI, PRC Committee for Roads 75,579,961.09 75,579,961.09

Procurement Plan