Uzbekistan : Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Road Corridor 2 Resilience and Modernization Project

Sovereign Project | 55244-002

The project road section is part of the A380 network between Bukhara and Nukus. The project will modernize a bypass section of the 4-lane dual carriageway of the A380 (581-673km) of about 92 km from Turtkul towards Nukus. The project will also develop the institutional capacity of the Committee for Roads under the Ministry of Transport, strengthen the traffic management and vehicle overloading control, improve the quality control of road works, and increase road safety. The project will also enhance climate change resilience measures by designing the road elevations, alignments and structures that are less susceptible to flooding, heavy snowfall, and landslides and that incorporates the adverse risks of climate conditions.

Project Details

Project Name
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Road Corridor 2 Resilience and Modernization Project
Project Number
55244-002
Country / Economy
  • Uzbekistan
Project Status
Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Road Corridor 2 Resilience and Modernization Project
Source Amount
Ordinary capital resources US$ 255.00 million
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • 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 project road section is part of the A380 network between Bukhara and Nukus. The project will modernize a bypass section of the 4-lane dual carriageway of the A380 (581-673km) of about 92 km from Turtkul towards Nukus. The project will also develop the institutional capacity of the Committee for Roads under the Ministry of Transport, strengthen the traffic management and vehicle overloading control, improve the quality control of road works, and increase road safety. The project will also enhance climate change resilience measures by designing the road elevations, alignments and structures that are less susceptible to flooding, heavy snowfall, and landslides and that incorporates the adverse risks of climate conditions.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Being surrounded by Kazakhstan to the north, Kyrgyz Republic to the northeast, Afghanistan to the south, Turkmenistan to the southwest, and Tajikistan to the southeast, Uzbekistan is a double landlocked country, which requires crossing at least two countries to reach the nearest seaport access. With a population of 36 million people, the road modernization will substantially improve the land-based surface transport networks, specifically for Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor. Improving the connections of these road linkages will support the efficient movements of trade to neighboring seaports.
Impact

Regional trade and economic connectivity on the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 is enhanced, particularly between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

Outcome

Road transport connectivity, efficiency, and safety in Western Uzbekistan improved.

Outputs

Resilient and modernized CAREC Road Corridor 2.

Capacity support for institutional development and strengthening provided to the Committee of Roads.

Geographical Location
Nukus

Safeguard Categories

Environment
A
Involuntary Resettlement
A
Indigenous Peoples
C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Due diligence work is ongoing. Project is expected to be categorized as A because significant environmental impact is expected.
Involuntary Resettlement
Due diligence work is ongoing. Project is expected to be categorized as A because significant involuntary resettlement impact is expected.
Indigenous Peoples
Due diligence work is ongoing. Project is expected to be categorized as C.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
Stakeholders consultations will be conducted especially in preparing and completing the required safeguards documents.
During Project Implementation
Stakeholders consultations will be conducted whenever necessary.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services
Consulting firms will be selected and engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method, where applicable. Recruitment for construction supervision consultant will use 90:10 quality-cost ratio. The external financial auditor which will be selected using the least-cost selection (LCS) method. The terms of reference for all consulting services will be discussed in detailed in the PAM.
Procurement
The procurement of the works and the selection of consultant services will follow the new procurement framework as set out in ADB's Procurement Policy for the procurement of goods, works, consulting services and non-consulting services (2017, as amended from time to time) and the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time). Open competitive bidding (OCB) with international advertising will be used for procurement of the road works package with estimated value of $219.0 million; and procurement of two contracts for the design, supply and installation of WIM and ITS, with total estimated value of $13.3 million. OCB with national advertising will be used for one contract to renovate the community center with estimated value of $1.0 million. The latest version of ADB's standard bidding documents and request for proposals will be used.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Kailasam, Ganesh
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Transport Sector Office (SG-TRA)
Executing Agencies
Committee for Roads

Timetable

Concept Clearance
13 Oct 2023
Fact Finding
20 May 2024 to 31 May 2024
MRM
-
Approval
-
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
21 Oct 2023

Funding

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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.


Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


Related Publications

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Tenders

No tenders for this project were found.

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.