Uzbekistan: Preparing Road Modernization Projects
The transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide project preparation and capacity building support to a series of two ensuing projects that focus on the improvement of the remaining sections of the Guzar Bukhara Nukus Beyneu (A380) highway. The Guzar-Bukhara-Nukus-Beyneu Road Reconstruction Project 1 comprises (i) upgrading an existing 25 kilometers (km) section of the A380 (673-698 km), (ii) installing an intelligent transport system (ITS) in sections of the A380 upgraded under the previous Asian Development Bank (ADB) projects (228-581 km), and (iii) installing two weigh-in-motion (WIM) systems in adjacent sections of the A380 (228-766 km).
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|Project Name||Preparing Road Modernization Projects|
|Country / Economy||Uzbekistan
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide project preparation and capacity building support to a series of two ensuing projects that focus on the improvement of the remaining sections of the Guzar Bukhara Nukus Beyneu (A380) highway. The Guzar-Bukhara-Nukus-Beyneu Road Reconstruction Project 1 comprises (i) upgrading an existing 25 kilometers (km) section of the A380 (673-698 km), (ii) installing an intelligent transport system (ITS) in sections of the A380 upgraded under the previous Asian Development Bank (ADB) projects (228-581 km), and (iii) installing two weigh-in-motion (WIM) systems in adjacent sections of the A380 (228-766 km). The Guzar-Bukhara-Nukus-Beyneu Road Reconstruction Project 2 comprises (i) replacing the existing 92 km alignment of the A380 (581-673 km) by approximately 86 km of a new alignment (named Turtkul Bypass); (ii) construction of a service area; (iii) strengthening quality control through the provision of laboratory testing equipment and training in its use; and (iv) repair of 40 km of local roads and 10 bridges along the A380. Both ensuing projects will be in the road sector. The two projects and the TA facility are listed in ADB's country operations business plan for Uzbekistan, 20212023 and prepared at the request of the government, which asked the ADB to prioritize the 25 km section in January 2020. The TA facility will conduct the relevant due diligence, improve project readiness, and provide capacity building activities for the concerned executing and implementing agencies.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The Government of Uzbekistan, through the Committee for Roads, has the capacity to prepare technical feasibility and detailed design studies. A detailed design has already been prepared for the 25 km upgrading section, and a second detailed design is under preparation for the new Turtkul bypass. The TA facility will carry out due diligence for these designs, assessing the technical design standards, ensuring that climate change adaptation and road safety features are properly incorporated, assessing any social and environmental impacts and related mitigation measures, identifying feasible gender design features, and verifying the economic and financial viability of the concerned projects and their respective outputs. Attention will also be given to institutional strengthening in the preparation and implementation of the selected project activities. The TA facility will support the government in these areas, ensuring that the project activities are properly designed and prepared, and creating the necessary capacities, through on the job training in the Committee for Roads and underlying entities, to carry out the two projects. The TA facility modality has been selected in light of the fact that the two ensuing projects involve adjacent road sections located in similar geographical settings, both fulfilling a similar function of addressing the last remaining gap in the A380 and providing connectivity to the Republic of Karakalpakstan and the border with Kazakhstan. As such it is considered more efficient to pool TA resources for both projects and to combine the different project preparatory activities such as technical due diligence, socioeconomic impact assessment, and environmental and climate change impact assessment, for both projects.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated staff instructions. The consultants will procure goods necessary for contract execution, such as office and surveying equipment. Approximately 58 person-months of international consultants and 48 person-months of national consultants will be required under the TA facility. The consultants will provide expertise in engineering, social and environmental safeguards, climate change, road safety, WIM, ITS, procurement, and economic and financial assessments.|
|Procurement||The project will follow ADB Procurement Policy 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|
Committee for Roads
|Approval||13 Oct 2021|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||13 Oct 2021|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|13 Oct 2021||19 Oct 2021||19 Oct 2021||30 Jun 2023||31 Dec 2024||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,700,000.00||1,200,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,900,000.00||22 Dec 2022||585,904.04|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing Road Modernization Projects: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Oct 2021|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|National Coordinator||Individual - Consulting||Closed||01 Feb 2023||03 Feb 2023|
|International Climate Change Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||22 Jan 2023||28 Jan 2023|
|Procurement Specialist - Resource Person (Technical Expert)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||23 Oct 2022||29 Oct 2022|
|National Social Safeguards Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||06 Jul 2022||26 Jul 2022|
|National Environment Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||06 Jul 2022||12 Jul 2022|
|International Concrete Pavement Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||18 Dec 2021||24 Dec 2021|
|International Road Safety Audit Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||16 Oct 2021||05 Nov 2021|
|National Highway Engineer||Individual - Consulting||Closed||16 Oct 2021||22 Oct 2021|
|International Highway Design Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||16 Oct 2021||05 Nov 2021|
|National Road Safety Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||16 Oct 2021||22 Oct 2021|
|Environmental Assessment Firm||Firm - Consulting||Closed||23 Sep 2021||07 Oct 2021|
|Project Preparation Firm||Firm - Consulting||Closed||23 Sep 2021||07 Oct 2021|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Project Preparatory Technical Assistance||Technical Assistance 6804||24 Feb 2022||SHELADIA ASSOCIATES, INC. (U.S.A.) in association with ISLOHOTKONSALTSERVIS, LTD. (UZBEKISTAN) | 15825 SHADY GROVE ROAD, SUITE 100 ROCKVILLE MD 20850, UNITED STATES||Committee for Roads||1,126,486.00||—|
|Project Preparatory Technical Assistance||Technical Assistance 6804||18 Jan 2022||Earth Active (U.K.) in association with "Nazar Business and Technology" Limited Liability Company (UZBEKISTAN) | 4th Floor, Holden House, 57 Rathbone Place, W1T 1JU London, United Kingdom||Committee for Roads||208,115.00||—|
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