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.
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:
EBRD - USD62.5 million
Government of Tajikistan - USD15.9 million
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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AIIB
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.