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Uzbekistan: Road Subsector Development Strategy and Action Plan

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54105-001 Status: Active

Preparing and Implementing a Road Sector Development Strategy is a knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA) that will help Uzbekistan's ongoing efforts to improve service delivery in transport and sustain the country's development momentum. The KSTA will provide advisory support to guide road sector governance reforms which will help strengthen professional government services, improve the country's road network, and make infrastructure assets more sustainable. These goals are aligned with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Strategy 2030. The Technical Assistance (TA) is included in Central and West Asia Department 2020 TA commitment program.

Project Details

Project Officer
Karki, Pawan Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Uzbekistan
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Road Subsector Development Strategy and Action Plan
Project Number 54105-001
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9987-UZB: Road Subsector Development Strategy and Action Plan
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership 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 Some gender elements
Description Preparing and Implementing a Road Sector Development Strategy is a knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA) that will help Uzbekistan's ongoing efforts to improve service delivery in transport and sustain the country's development momentum. The KSTA will provide advisory support to guide road sector governance reforms which will help strengthen professional government services, improve the country's road network, and make infrastructure assets more sustainable. These goals are aligned with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Strategy 2030. The Technical Assistance (TA) is included in Central and West Asia Department 2020 TA commitment program.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Uzbekistan's trade competitiveness is impeded by high cost of transport. The underlying causes include the country's location being landlocked in the heart of Central Asia, deteriorating road infrastructure, and cumbersome logistics processes. These constraints combine to place Uzbekistan at rank 99 of the 2018 Logistics Performance Index out of 160 ranked countries. The Logistics Performance Index comprises several indicators. The low ranking for international shipments (rank 120) is attributable mainly to Uzbekistan's landlocked location and logistics facilities and processes, rather than infrastructure. In fact, Uzbekistan has improved its ranking for quality of infrastructure from rank 99 in 2016 to currently rank 77. There are indications, however, that this trend is reversing.

Strong economic growth and a concomitant surge in traffic have revealed the need to improve and expand the road network. Uzbekistan needs a prioritized road investment program along with a realistic financing plan. While a resource envelop has yet to be determined, government funds and financing from development partners will unlikely match future financing needs. The Government will therefore explore the potential of private sector involvement in road financing. To this end, public-private partnerships (PPP) will be introduced. Road projects that meet PPP standards will be identified as part of the overall road investment and financing program.

Impact

(i) Long-term prosperity driven by increased trade competitiveness resulting from the development of viable and environmentally and socially sustainable transport structure and services realized

(ii) Public health promoted through safer roads and traffic conditions.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Road subsector governance improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Road subsector development strategy and action plan developed
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
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).
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).
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
Mr. Obid Chorievich Adilov, First Deputy Chairman/Chief Engineer
Mustakillik Ave, 68, 100000 Tashkent City Tashkent, Republic of Uzbekistan
Ministry of Transport
100128, Toshkent shahri, Zulfiyahonim ko' chassi 3-uy, Tashkent Republic of Uzbekistan
Republican Road Fund
Ministry of Finance 29 Istiklol Street
Tashkent, 100017,Republic of Uzbekistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 15 Apr 2020
Fact Finding 20 Apr 2020 to 24 Apr 2020
MRM -
Approval 02 Jun 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 02 Jun 2020

TA 9987-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Jun 2020 26 Jun 2020 26 Jun 2020 31 Dec 2022 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 02 Jun 2020 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
National Road Engineer/Road Design Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Jun 2020 06 Jul 2020
National Road Institutional Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Jun 2020 25 Jun 2020
National Transport Planner/Economist/Deputy Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Jun 2020 18 Jun 2020
International Road Engineer/Road Design Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Jun 2020 14 Jun 2020
National Gender Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Jun 2020 17 Jun 2020
National Legal Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Jun 2020 17 Jun 2020
National Public-Private Partnership Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Jun 2020 17 Jun 2020
International Road Institutional Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Jun 2020 09 Jun 2020
International Public-Private Partnership Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Jun 2020 09 Jun 2020
International Transport Planner/Economist and Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Jun 2020 09 Jun 2020

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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