Kazakhstan: Preparing the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 1, 2, and 6 Connector Road (Kyzylorda–Zhezkazgan) Reconstruction Project

Sovereign Project | 54078-001

The transaction technical assistance (TA) will provide project preparation and capacity building support for the proposed Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridors 1, 2, and 6 Connector Road (Kyzylorda Zhezkazgan) Reconstruction Project. The ensuing project will require a loan of about $200 million, with KazAvtoZhol as the Borrower. The project will be aligned with the following impacts: (i) transport and logistics infrastructure expanded to promote global integration, export competitiveness, and economic growth; and (ii) regional and national transport networks developed to meet growing social, economic, and trade connectivity needs. The project outcome is the improvement of the road network efficiency, safety and sustainability, which will be achieved through two solutions: a 208 km section of the project road will be reconstructed and upgraded; and the capacity of KazAvtoZhol in road safety, procurement, contract management, and environmental management will be strengthened.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Georget, Johan
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Kazakhstan
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name Preparing the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 1, 2, and 6 Connector Road (Kyzylorda–Zhezkazgan) Reconstruction Project
Project Number 54078-001
Country Kazakhstan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6755-KAZ: Preparing the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 1, 2, and 6 Connector Road (Kyzylorda Zhezkazgan) Reconstruction Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The transaction technical assistance (TA) will provide project preparation and capacity building support for the proposed Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridors 1, 2, and 6 Connector Road (Kyzylorda Zhezkazgan) Reconstruction Project. The ensuing project will require a loan of about $200 million, with KazAvtoZhol as the Borrower. The project will be aligned with the following impacts: (i) transport and logistics infrastructure expanded to promote global integration, export competitiveness, and economic growth; and (ii) regional and national transport networks developed to meet growing social, economic, and trade connectivity needs. The project outcome is the improvement of the road network efficiency, safety and sustainability, which will be achieved through two solutions: a 208 km section of the project road will be reconstructed and upgraded; and the capacity of KazAvtoZhol in road safety, procurement, contract management, and environmental management will be strengthened. The TA and project are included in the draft country operations business plan for 2022 2024, following the request of the government to prioritize the Kyzylorda Zhezkazgan in February 2021.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The government, through Committee of Roads and KazAvtoZhol, has the capacity to prepare technical feasibility and detailed design studies, as already prepared for Kyzylorda Zhezkazgan. However, limited resources and expertise in non-technical areas result in project deficiencies that remain to be addressed to deliver a high-quality infrastructure project. Kyzylorda Zhezkazgan road does not have sufficient traffic levels to substantiate a public-private partnership transaction that would recover capital costs and leverage the expertise of the private sector. The TA will support due diligence of engineering designs, costs, procurement, contract management, financial management, economic and financial viability, climate change, and social, gender, and environmental safeguards. The TA will also prepare assessments to support the transition of project preparation and delivery modalities towards cost-recovery approaches; and expand and share knowledge on tolling, road sustainability, and environment. Five areas were identified as key focus points to improve project design, institutional arrangements, and institutional capacity: (i) financial sustainability, particularly tolling, asset management, and network planning; (ii) social and environmental safeguards management, particularly biodiversity conservation, climate change, and disaster resilience; (iii) gender mainstreaming; (iv) road safety at infrastructure, institutional, and road user levels; and (v) regional cooperation and integration. The TA will attract international and national expertise to strengthen the identified focus areas.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
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 ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Procurement Procurement will follow the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time)
Responsible ADB Officer Georget, Johan
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Committee of Roads
Ministry of Transport & Communications
Transport Tower, 47 Kabanbay Batyr Ave
010000 Astana, Kazakhstan
Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development formerly "Ministry of Investments and Developments"
32/1 Kabanbay Batyr Ave., Astana
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 02 Aug 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 02 Aug 2021

TA 6755-KAZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Aug 2021 25 Aug 2021 25 Aug 2021 31 Dec 2023 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 18 Nov 2021 22,000.50

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Legal Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Sep 2021 07 Oct 2021
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Sep 2021 14 Sep 2021
Deputy Team Leader (Highway Engineer) Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Sep 2021 21 Sep 2021
Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Sep 2021 14 Sep 2021
Team Leader (Highway Engineer/Transport Planner) Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Sep 2021 14 Sep 2021
Road Safety Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Sep 2021 07 Oct 2021
Transport Economist and Financial Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Sep 2021 14 Sep 2021
Social Development Specialist (Gender and Resettlement) Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Sep 2021 21 Sep 2021

Contracts Awarded

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