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Tajikistan: Road Network Sustainability Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54005-001 Status: Approved

The project will address the oblast's immediate needs by improving two national arterial roads, namely (i) Dangara Okmazor and (ii) Hulbuk Kangurt. The sections link the Asian Highway No. 66 at Dangara and Hulbuk and serve as a vital connector of major economic centers in the oblast. Further, the Dangara Okmazor section is a part of a key corridor which links with the country's major intranational road (CAREC Corridors 5 and 6) at Bokhtar. Despite their importance, the roads have not been well equipped with road safety installments and disaster-proof measures. The lack of adequate road maintenance has led to their deterioration. Improving the sections is essential for the development of the oblast in the light of the government's plan to make Dangara the oblast's key economic hub and the oblast's new capital city in coming years.

Project Details

Project Officer
Idei, Rika Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Tajikistan
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Road Network Sustainability Project
Project Number 54005-001
Country Tajikistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0752-TAJ: Road Network Sustainability Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 67.49 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will address the oblast's immediate needs by improving two national arterial roads, namely (i) Dangara Okmazor and (ii) Hulbuk Kangurt. The sections link the Asian Highway No. 66 at Dangara and Hulbuk and serve as a vital connector of major economic centers in the oblast. Further, the Dangara Okmazor section is a part of a key corridor which links with the country's major intranational road (CAREC Corridors 5 and 6) at Bokhtar. Despite their importance, the roads have not been well equipped with road safety installments and disaster-proof measures. The lack of adequate road maintenance has led to their deterioration. Improving the sections is essential for the development of the oblast in the light of the government's plan to make Dangara the oblast's key economic hub and the oblast's new capital city in coming years.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Importance of transport to Tajikistan's development. Tajikistan is landlocked and bordered by Afghanistan, the People's Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Uzbekistan. The country has a gross domestic product (GDP) per capita of $870.8 in 2019, and about 27% of the total population live below the national poverty line. Most of the population categorized as poor live in rural areas where transport networks have remained undeveloped, and has stayed isolated from main economic activities.

Need for a balanced development of the road network. Due to underdeveloped railway and aviation subsectors, the country heavily relies on road transport for intra- and interregional movements of goods and people. The road network under the MOT's jurisdiction totals 14,339 km, comprising 3,348 km of international roads (23%), 2,127 km of national roads (15%), and 8,864 km of local roads (62%), out of which 77% have been paved. To strengthen connectivity with surrounding countries, the government has prioritized the improvement of international highway networks, which make up CAREC corridors (2, 3, 5, and 6) and Asian Highways (7, 65, and 66). Most of these international roads are in good or fair condition. On the other hand, national roads have remained in deteriorated and unsafe conditions, due to high disaster-prone topography, dysfunctional maintenance systems, overloaded trucks, mixed use of travel modes, and poor quality of original construction works carried out around the 1970s.

Weak economic and physical connectivity in Southern Tajikistan. Such unbalanced development of roads is reflected in the poor state of roads in Khatlon oblast in Southern Tajikistan. The oblast is home to 37.2% of the country's population, the highest among all oblasts/regions. The oblast is also the country's largest agricultural producer. For these reasons, the oblast's development is critical to the overall economic growth of Tajikistan. Meanwhile, the poverty rate is the highest in the country while the human development and income indexes are the lowest. The poor quality of existing transport infrastructure is a key factor behind these socioeconomic challenges.

Impact

Economic growth promoted

Safe and competitive connectivity established across the CAREC Region

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Safety and reliability of the road networks enhanced in Southern Tajikistan
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Roads in Southern Tajikistan improved

MOT's RAMS unit strengthened

Women's access to socioeconomic opportunities enhanced

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Bokhtar District, Danghara District, Kangurt
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
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 Consulting services will be required for construction supervision. Consultant will be recruited through a firm n accordance with ADB Procurement Policy and Regulations (2017, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement of all contracts through open competitive bidding will be done in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy and Regulations (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Idei, Rika
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Transport
[email protected]
14, Aini Street
Dushanbe 734042
Tajikistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 13 May 2020
Fact Finding 22 Jun 2020 to 30 Jun 2020
MRM 16 Sep 2020
Approval 19 Nov 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Nov 2020

Grant 0752-TAJ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Nov 2020 - - 31 Dec 2024 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 72.93 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 67.49 19 Nov 2020 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 5.44 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 19 Nov 2020 0.00 0.00 0%

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Assistance in Implementing Women Empowerment Program Firm - Consulting Active 04 Feb 2021 26 Mar 2021
TAJ: Road Network Sustainability Project Invitation for Bids Active 21 Jan 2021 04 Mar 2021
54005-001-TAJ: Road Network Sustainability Project Invitation for Bids Closed 11 Sep 2020 23 Oct 2020
Construction Supervision Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 14 Aug 2020 25 Sep 2020

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan