Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Resilience and Modernization Project (ADB-55244-002)

  • Europe and Central Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Uzbekistan
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Turtkul, Beruniy, Kashkadarya, Bukhara, Khorezm, and Nukus, Republic of Karakalpakstan
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Government of Uzbekistan
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Industry and Trade
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 255.00 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)
$ 255.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jan 30, 2024

Disclosed by Bank Oct 21, 2023

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Project Description
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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.

Early Warning System Project Analysis
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The ADB categorized the project E&S risks as follows:

Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
People Affected By This Project
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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.

Investment Description
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Contact Information
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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:

Address: Committee of Motorways 100000, Tashkent city, 68 Mustaqillik shoh street
Phone: +998 71-207-67-68
Fax: +99871 239-14-06
Email: info@uzavtoyul.uz
Website: https://www.uzavtoyul.uz/en


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