Dushanbe-Uzbekistan Border Road Improvement Project (AIIB-00002)

Regions
  • Europe and Central Asia
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Countries
  • Tajikistan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Bank Risk Rating
B
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Borrower
Republic of Tajikistan
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Transport
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 105.90 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Aug 3, 2018


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Project Description

AIIB approved a loan of $27.5 million for the Dushanbe-Uzbekistan Border Road Improvement Project on June 24, 2016. The Project is cofinanced by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, which contributes an amount of $62.5 million, for a total project cost of $105.9 million.

Under the Project, the 5-km section will be rehabilitated and upgraded between Avicenna Roundabout and West Gate of the Dushanbe-Uzbekistan border road. The project road, which is the last missing section of the Asian Highway Network and the CAREC Corridor 3 in Tajikistan’s territory, was built 30 years ago and is currently in a poor condition.

The scope includes:

(1) Constructing a 3-level traffic interchange and related pedestrian under-passes at 82nd roundabout;

(2) Building a 3-level traffic interchange at Avicenna roundabout;

(3) Constructing two 2-level traffic interchanges at key local road crossings;

(4) Widening the Project road to dual 4 lanes;

(5) Improving adjacent intersecting roads;

(6) Reconstructing pavements;

(7) Constructing several pedestrian underpasses.

The Ministry of Transport of Tajikistan is the project executing agency.

Early Warning System Project Analysis

APPLICABLE SOCIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS

The EBRD's ESP provides mitigation and performance measures and actions to address the identified social and environmental issues and gaps. According to EBRD’s ESP, the following Performance Requirements are will be triggered:

  • PR 1: Environmental and Social Appraisal and Management – this safeguard is triggered because particularly to address “road safety issues and ensure that periodical safety inspections are undertaken so that road safety risks are identified and remedial action are taken.”
  • PR 2: Labor and Working Conditions – triggered to support the labor force including “providing realistic information on employment opportunities with transparent hiring practices based on non – discrimination practices, employ local labor where possible.”
  • PR 4: Community Health, Safety and Security – triggered as the potential impact environmental and social impacts related to construction “such as health and safety concerns, noise particularly at night during construction; and road safety risks due to temporary traffic disruptions.”
  • PR 5: Land Acquisition, Involuntary Resettlement and Economic Displacement – this safeguard is triggered because “9 business units adjacent to the road will be lost and the West gate and Avicenna Monument as well as adjacent structures will be demolished.”
  • PR 10: Information Disclosure and Stakeholder Engagement – “a Stakeholder Engagement Plan will be established to engage potentially affected people, including a grievance procedure if any during temporary period at construction stage (emphasis supplied).
Investment Description
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)