Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 10 Nov 2006
PDS Updated as of 06 Oct 2008

Project Name Third Road Rehabilitation
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project/Program Number 30311-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location Bishkek-Osh Road, Bishkek
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Transport and ICT
Subsector Road Transport
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The objective of the Project is to promote pro-poor economic growth and reduce poverty by reducing the cost of road transport and improving access to markets in the Bishkek-Osh corridor. The Project and the associated technical assistance will support reforms in the road sector to improve maintenance of secondary roads and to increase the competitiveness of the markets for transport services. The scope of the Project includes: (i) rehabilitation of about 120 km of two-lane national highway from Bishkek to Osh, in particular, km 426-498 in Jalal-Abad Oblast, and the Uzgen-Osh road in Osh Oblast, including provision of safety features; (ii) improvement of about 125 km of secondary roads in Jalal-Abad Oblast (Tash Kumyr-Kara Djigadz and Bazar Korgon-Arslanbob-Kyzyl Ungkur) feeding into the Bishkek-Osh road; (iii) consulting services for construction supervision, monitoring and evaluation, and implementation of reform of road maintenance practices; and (iv) procurement of light, hand operated equipment and truck-mounted cranes for routine maintenance of the Bishkek-Osh road and the selected secondary roads.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Bishkek-Osh road provides the only internal surface connection between the Kyrgyz Republic's two main centers of population, trade, and industrial activity: Bishkek, the capital, in the north of the country, and Osh, in the southwest. The road passes through four of the country's seven regions and serves over two million people, almost half the country's population. The Bishkek-Osh road is vital for integrating the Kyrgyz economy, providing markets for agricultural produce from Osh and Jalal-Abad oblasts, and strengthening social and cultural links among the Kyrgyz Republic's population groups. The road is also important from a regional perspective, comprising part of the transnational route linking Tajikistan and the agriculturally productive Fergana Valley in Uzbekistan to Almaty and Russia. In addition, the northernmost section forms part of the Almaty-Bishkek-Tashkent route, which is also an important regional transport corridor. Inadequate maintenance has led to serious deterioration of the Bishkek-Osh road. The improvement of secondary roads in the project area will improve access to markets, employment opportunities, and advanced education and emergency health facilities for a large number of people.

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Status of Operation / Construction
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Nov 10
Consulting Services
About 351person-months of consulting services for construction supervision, (including environmental monitoring and mitigation measures) road maintenance and safety, and benefit monitoring and evaluation, comprising 51 person-months of international consulting services and 300 person-months of domestic consulting services, are required. The consultants will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines. Advance recruitment action to expedite project implementation was approved on 18 May 2001.
All procurement to be financed under the loan will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement, using international competitive bidding procedures for all civil works contracts. Contracts for goods exceeding $500,000 will be procured through international competitive bidding, and contracts not exceeding $500,000 will be procured through international shipping. Advance procurement action to expedite project implementation was approved on 18 May 2001.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 27 Feb 2001 to 16 Mar 2001
Management Review Meeting 18 May 2001
Approval 31 Oct 2001


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1853 31 Oct 2001 29 Apr 2002 12 Sep 2002 30 Apr 2005 30 Jul 2007 10 Dec 2007


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
24 May 2015 Loan 1853 45,261 0 99.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
24 May 2015 Loan 1853 45,886 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1853

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer ()
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Infrastructure Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Transport and Communications
Sanjar Ibraimov


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