Uzbekistan : Rural Roads Resilience Sector Project

Sovereign Project | 57004-001

The project aims to improve part of the larger national rural road program outlined in Uzbekistan's Rural Road Strategy 2035.

The project also promotes the implementation of Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation 2030, particularly operational cluster 3 (infrastructure and economic connectivity). The proposed project will improve approximately 700 km of existing rural roads that are in poor condition, which will enhance road capacity, quality, connectivity, and service life while reducing future maintenance needs.

Project Details

Project Name
Rural Roads Resilience Sector Project
Project Number
57004-001
Country / Economy
  • Uzbekistan
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 4426-UZB: Rural Roads Resilience Sector Project
Source Amount
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 240.00 million
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
  • OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector
  • Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender
Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The project aims to improve part of the larger national rural road program outlined in Uzbekistan's Rural Road Strategy 2035.

The project also promotes the implementation of Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation 2030, particularly operational cluster 3 (infrastructure and economic connectivity). The proposed project will improve approximately 700 km of existing rural roads that are in poor condition, which will enhance road capacity, quality, connectivity, and service life while reducing future maintenance needs.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
The objective of the proposed project is to strengthen connectivity in rural areas by assisting the CR to improve approximately 700 km of all-weather, efficient, and safe rural roads in Uzbekistan. The project will (i) improve and maintain approximately 700 km of existing rural roads in twelve regions and the Republic of Karakalpakstan, (ii) assess and enhance rural road maintenance capacity, and (iii) enhance road safety capacity for rural roads. The proposed project is aligned with ADB's country partnership strategy for Uzbekistan 2019-2023, specifically Area 1 (supporting private sector development) and Area 2 (reducing economic and social disparities).
Impact

Economic development and poverty reduction accelerated through connectivity between rural communities, productive agricultural areas, and socioeconomic centers in Uzbekistan improved.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Transport efficiency and resilience on project roads increased

Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Rural roads improved and maintained

Rural road maintenance capacity enhanced

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Nation-wide

Safeguard Categories

Environment
B
Involuntary Resettlement
B
Indigenous Peoples
C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Environmental impacts are expected to be minor and temporal during construction and land acquisition or resettlement is not expected.
Involuntary Resettlement
The project will exclude any rural roads with land acquisition and resettlement impacts from the project scope by following an involuntary resettlement screening checklist that will be included in the Resettlement Framework.
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services
All procurement of civil works and recruitment of 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 of civil works and recruitment of 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).

Contact

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

Timetable

Concept Clearance
08 Aug 2023
Fact Finding
28 Aug 2023 to 08 Sep 2023
MRM
04 Oct 2023
Approval
11 Dec 2023
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
11 Dec 2023

Funding

Loan 4426-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2023 29 Dec 2023 25 Apr 2024 30 Jun 2033 - -
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 298.75
ADB 240.00
Counterpart 58.75
Cofinancing 0.00
Loan Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 04 May 2024 1.00 0.00 0%
Cumulative Disbursements 04 May 2024 0.00 0.00 0%

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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

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project management consultant Firm - Consulting Closed
Framework Agreement for Construction Supervision Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed
4426-UZB: Rural Roads Resilience Sector Project [RRRSP-CW2] Invitation for Bids Closed
4426-UZB: Rural Roads Resilience Sector Project [RRRSP-CW1] Invitation for Bids Closed
Subproject preparation consultant Firm - Consulting Closed
57004-UZB: Rural Roads Resilience Sector Project Advance Notice Active

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Rural Roads Resilience Sector Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Feb 2024