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 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
Operational Priorities OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender 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

Regional connectivity and CAREC corridors strengthened

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Road transport efficiency for project roads increased and road safety outcomes improved

Progress Toward Outcome To be assessed upon project completion.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

National road between Derbent and Denau reconstructed (subproject 1)

WIM system supplied and installed

A380 road section between Bukhara and Gazli reconstructed (subproject 2)

Rural roads in Surkhandarya and Bukhara regions reconstructed.

(subproject 3)

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) For Subproject 1: Three civil works contracts under once package were awarded in October 2022 for a total amount of $147.6 million (net of value added tax) with 730 days for completion from contract commencement dates. The weigh-in-motion system is included in the contracts for Lots 1 and 3. A construction supervision contract covering all three civil works contracts was awarded in October 2022 and the construction supervision consultant has been in place since December 2022. While the land acquisition and resettlement plan (LARP) for each of the three lots has been implemented, there are outstanding actions required for completion. Until these required actions by the CR are taken and their full implementation is verified by external monitors, the project sites related to these issues have been put on hold for site hand-over.For Subproject 2: As of 31 December 2023, physical and financial progress achieved were 97.9% and 83.6%, respectively, against the planned overall progress of 100%, with an elapsed contract duration of 100%. According to the Engineer's opinion, the remaining works that are prerequisite for opening the 4-lane traffic and issuing the taking-over certificate will be completed by the end of February 2024 and the miscellaneous works are expected to be completed by the end of April 2024. As per the PMU, the contractor has confirmed that all remaining work will be completed by the end of May 2024, with the remaining works in the TOC to be listed in the punch list. As the completion of time has already lapsed, the AA is in the process of issuing an extension of time.
Geographical Location Boysun
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects In compliance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), the project is classified as category B for the environment. The IEE reports, including the EMP, were prepared and disclosed in compliance with ADB's SPS for subprojects 1 and 2. Potential impacts include dust and vehicular emissions, waste generation, and occupational and community health and safety. They can be readily mitigated by implementing the EMP. Subproject 1's EMP includes the preparation and implementation by the contractors of a health and safety management plan and an emergency response plan to mitigate COVID-19 risks for workers and local communities. Such plans were prepared for subproject 2 in July 2020 and are being implemented.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is classified as category A for involuntary resettlement. For subproject 1, 54.92 hectares will be permanently affected, impacting a total of 266 land users. They include 115 households that will lose residential structures and land and 151 small business owners and farmers. Twenty-eight households (with 159 members), who will be physically displaced from housing, and 81 business owners and farmers, who will lose 10% or more of their productive assets, are considered severely affected. For subproject 2, the impacted five households and three individual entrepreneurs were compensated under a project of the Second CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program (Tranche 3), as reported in a LARP implementation compliance report. Impacts on two people identified in the social due diligence report in July 2021 have been dealt with. A LARP based on the detailed design following ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement and government regulations has been prepared and disclosed.
Indigenous Peoples The country in general and the project area in particular do not have indigenous peoples' communities as defined in ADB's SPS. The project is classified as category C for indigenous people.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A LARP based on the detailed design following ADB's SPS and government regulations has been prepared and disclosed. Consultations with affected people and communities have been conducted and will be continued during project implementation. The Committee for Roads will ensure that (i) the required budget for LARP implementation is allocated on time, (ii) the khokimiyats (mayor's office) finalize the land allocation documents and provide all approved compensation payments as per the final LARP, and (iii) no affected people will be displaced until they have received compensation and other entitlements as per the final LARP. The LARP and social due diligence report were disclosed on the ADB and the Committee for Roads websites on 5 November 2021. Public information brochures on the LARP have been disseminated to affected people.
During Project Implementation The grievance redress mechanism is adequate and commensurate to the project risks and impacts. For subproject 1, the award of the civil works contract will be conditional on ADB approval and disclosure of an implementation-ready LARP. Handing over sections with land acquisition and resettlement impacts for civil works will be conditional on the full implementation of the LARP in such sections, as verified in a compliance report prepared by an external monitor. Safeguard impacts from both subprojects have been adequately assessed and measures to deal with the impacts are adequate. Monitoring will continue throughout project implementation. In case gaps are noted, Committee for Roads will take corrective actions agreed with ADB.
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 Oh, Yongkeun
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Transport Sector Office (SG-TRA)
Executing Agencies
Committee for Roads
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 06 Feb 2024

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 06 Mar 2024 216.60 0.00 79%
Counterpart 63.08 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 06 Mar 2024 94.04 0.00 34%
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 30 Jun 2024 -
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 06 Mar 2024 18,220.00
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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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
National Road Development Project: Reconstruction of Road Sections in Darband-Elbayon and Manguzar-Denau (Subproject 1) Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Mar 2024
National Road Development Project: Reconstruction of Road Section in Guzar-Beyneu Highway (Subproject 2) Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Mar 2024
National Road Development Project: Bandikhon, Boysun, Denau, Kumkurgan and Altynsai Rural Roads Reconstruction (Subproject 1) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2024
National Road Development Project: Bukhara, Romitan and Peshku Rural Roads Reconstruction (Subproject 2) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2024
National Road Development Project: Guzar-Bukhara-Nukus-Beyneu Highway (Subproject 2) Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2023) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2023
National Road Development Project: Guzar-Bukhara-Nukus-Beyneu Highway (Subproject 2): Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2023
National Road Development Project: Road Reconstruction from Derbent to Denau (Subproject 1) Addendum 2 to the Final Updated Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan for Lot 3 Resettlement Plans Oct 2023
National Road Development Project: Guzar-Bukhara-Nukus-Beyneu Highway (Subproject 2) Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2023) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2023
National Road Development Project: Guzar-Bukhara-Nukus-Beyneu Highway (Subproject 2) Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2023) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2023
National Road Development Project: Road Reconstruction from Derbent to Denau (Subproject 1) Updated Resettlement Plan (External Monitoring Report for Lot 3) Resettlement Plans May 2023
National Road Development Project: Road Reconstruction from Derbent to Denau (Addendum 1 to the Final Updated LARP for Lot 2) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2023
National Road Development Project: Road Reconstruction from Derbent to Denau (Road Section 37.5–70 km in Bandikhon and Kumkurgan Districts) Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2023
National Road Development Project: Road Reconstruction from Derbent to Denau (Corrective Action Plan to the Final Updated LARP) Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2023
National Road Development Project: Guzar-Bukhara-Nukus-Beyneu Highway (Subproject 2): Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2023
National Road Development Project: Reconstruction of 4R-105 Darband–Boysun–Elbayon Highway and 4R-100 Manguzar–Jarqor’Gon–Bandikhon–Oltinsoy–Denov Highway (Subproject 1) Environmental Monitoring Report (July–December 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2023
National Road Development Project: Reconstruction of 4R105 and 4R100 Lot 1 in Boysun District Social Compliance Audit Report Social Compliance Audit Report Feb 2023
National Road Development Project: Guzar-Bukhara-Nukus-Beyneu Highway (Subproject 2) Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2022
National Road Development Project: Road Reconstruction from Derbent to Denau Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Oct 2022
National Road Development Project: Guzar-Bukhara-Nukus-Beyneu Highway (Subproject 2) Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2022
National Road Development Project: Guzar-Bukhara-Nukus-Beyneu Highway (Subproject 2) Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2022
National Road Development Project: Guzar-Bukhara-Nukus-Beyneu Highway (Subproject 2) Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2021
National Road Development Project: Derbent-Denau Road Subproject 1 Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2021
National Road Development Project: Road Reconstruction from Derbent to Denau Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2021
National Road Development Project: Guzar-Bukhara-Nukus-Beyneu Highway (Subproject 2) Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2021
National Road Development Project: Derbend-Denau Road Subproject Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2021
National Road Development Project: Guzar-Bukhara-Nukus-Beyneu Highway (Subproject 2) Social Safeguard Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Sep 2021
National Road Development Project: Derbend-Denau Road Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2021

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Contract Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Internal Auditor Firm - Consulting Closed
Concrete Pavement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
External Financial Auditor Firm - Consulting Closed
National Gender Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National External Monitoring Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
SP7: Promoting Growth of Women’s Enterprises in the Surkhandarya Region Firm - Consulting Closed
National Environment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
SOCIAL RESETTLEMENT SPECIALIST (NATIONAL) Individual - Consulting Closed
53312-UZB: National Road Development Project [SRRP/CW] Invitation for Bids Closed
Construction Supervision Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed
53312-UZB: Surkhandarya Regional Road Project Advance Notice Active

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
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
Incremental administrative cost Loan 4174 04 May 2022 Various | Tashkent, Uzbekistan Committee for Roads 1,200,000.00 1,200,000.00
CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION CONSULTANT Loan 4174 07 Nov 2022 JV Dongsung Engineering Co., Ltd and Meinhardt Pte Ltd. | SONGPA-GU, SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA Committee for Roads 4,041,210.00 4,041,210.00
SRRP/CW/Lot 2: Reconstruction of 4R105 from Km 37.5 - 70 Loan 4174 13 Oct 2022 LANKARAN YOL TIKINTI OJSC | AZ4231, Lankaran province, Yukhari Nuvadi, Azerbaijan Committee for Roads 32,834,231.87 28,551,505.97
SRRP/CW/Lot 1: Reconstruction of 4R105 from Km 5 - 37.5, including Design, Supply and Installation of WIM System Loan 4174 13 Oct 2022 LANKARAN YOL TIKINTI OJSC | AZ4231, Lankaran province, Yukhari Nuvadi, Azerbaijan Committee for Roads 56,695,813.21 49,300,707.14
SRRP/CW/Lot 3: Reconstruction of 4R100 from Km 128 - 174, including Design, Supply and Installation of WIM System Loan 4174 13 Oct 2022 LANKARAN YOL TIKINTI OJSC | AZ4231, Lankaran province, Yukhari Nuvadi, Azerbaijan Committee for Roads 80,203,332.30 69,742,028.09
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

Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
National Road Development Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Mar 2024