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

  • Europe and Central Asia
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  • Tajikistan
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 24, 2016
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Republic of Tajikistan
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  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 27.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 27.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 105.90 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Jun 29, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Nov 20, 2018

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Project Description
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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
For a project with severe or irreversible impacts to local community and natural resources, the Early Warning System Team may conduct a thorough analysis regarding its potential impacts to human and environmental rights.


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
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EBRD - USD62.5 million

Government of Tajikistan - USD15.9 million

Contact Information
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No contact information provided at the time of disclosure. 


The AIIB has established the Accountability Mechanism for Project-Affected People (PPM).  The PPM provides “an opportunity for an independent and impartial review of submissions from Project-affected people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by AIIB’s failure to implement the ESP in situations when their concerns cannot be addressed satisfactorily through Project level GRMs or AIIB Management processes.” Two or more project-affected people can file a complaint.  Under the current AIIB policy, when the bank co-finances a project with another development bank, it may apply the other bank's standards. You can refer to the Project Summary Information document to find out which standards apply.  You can learn more about the PPM and how to file a complaint at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/how-we-assist-you/index.html.

The complaint submission form can be accessed in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bengali, Chinese, English, Tagalog, Hindi, Nepali, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu. The submission form can be found at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/submission/index.html.

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