As stated by the ADB, 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.
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.
The ADB categorized the project E&S risks as follows:
As stated by the ADB, initial assessment of the program indicated that the current project would likely impact more than 100 households and farm owners. This information shall be thoroughly studied during the further processing.
ADB Team Leader:
Ganesh Kailasam - Senior Transport Specialist, Transport and Communications Division, Central and West Asia Department
No contacts provided at the time of disclosure.
Executing Agency - Committee for Roads:
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