Rural Roads Resilience Sector Project (ADB-57004-001)

Regions
  • Europe and Central Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Countries
  • Uzbekistan
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Jizzakh region, Syrdarya region
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Approved
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Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
Dec 11, 2023
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.
Borrower
Government of Uzbekistan
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Sectors
  • Industry and Trade
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 240.00 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)
$ 240.00 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.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Feb 5, 2024

Disclosed by Bank Dec 11, 2023


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Project Description
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According to the ADB, the project aims to improve part of the larger national rural road program outlined in Uzbekistan's Rural Road Strategy 2035.

The project also promotes the implementation of Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation 2030, particularly operational cluster 3 (infrastructure and economic connectivity). The proposed project will improve approximately 1,200 km of existing rural roads that are in poor condition, which will enhance road capacity, quality, connectivity, and service life while reducing future maintenance needs.

The objective of the proposed project is to strengthen connectivity in rural areas by assisting the CR to improve approximately 1,200 km of all-weather, efficient, and safe rural roads in Uzbekistan. The project will (i) improve and maintain approximately 1,200 km of existing rural roads in twelve regions and the Republic of Karakalpakstan, (ii) assess and enhance rural road maintenance capacity, and (iii) enhance road safety capacity for rural roads. The proposed project is aligned with ADB's country partnership strategy for Uzbekistan 20192023, specifically Area 1 (supporting private sector development) and Area 2 (reducing economic and social disparities).

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

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Investment Description
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Contact Information
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ADB Team Leaders:

Chen Chen - Director, Transport Sector Office
Phone: +63 2 8632 4444
Email: cchen@adb.org

Yongkeun Oh - Senior Transport Specialist
Phone: +63 2 8632 5875
Email: ykoh@adb.org

Pawan Karki - Principal Transport Specialist
Phone: +63 2 8632 4359
Email: pkarki@adb.org

Executing Agency - Committee for Roads under the Ministry of Transport:

Jamshid Tursunov - Chairman of the Committee
Phone: +998 (71) 239-41-52
Email: info@uzavtoyul.uz
Address: Mustaqillik Avenue 68-a,100000, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Implementing Agency - Avtoyulinvest Agency and Project Management Unit under Committee for Roads:

Oybekjon Abdunazarov - Director
Phone: +998 (71) 239-41-52
Email: info@uzavtoyul.uz
Address: Mustaqillik Avenue 68-a,100000, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Mr. Abduhakim Djumankulov - Project Director
Phone: +998 (71) 239-41-52
Email: ruralroads@mail.ru
Address: Mustaqillik Avenue 68-a,100000, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB

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