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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, August 28, 2015

Aim Texas Trading, LLC Overseas Management Group has attended a tender in providing consulting services in association with Sari Consulting Ltd. (Italy) for Consultancy Services for Construction Supervision of Bishkek-Osh Road Rehabilitation Project, Phase IV,  Reconstruction of 67 km of Bishkek – Osh  Corridor (from Madaniyat to Jala-Abad), Kyrgyzstan,  with EDB Reference No of EDB03-07/15.

ADB has assisted the Kyrgyz Republic in rehabilitating 320 km of the 655 km Bishkek–Osh road. Other development partners also recognize the importance of this road, such as Japan Bank for International Cooperation and Islamic Development Bank. Combined, all the development partners have assisted the government in rehabilitating over 539 km (about 82%) of the Bishkek–Osh road. However, due to funding limitations, there are still two sections which need urgent attention: Bishkek to Kara-Balta and Madaniyat to Jalal-Abad.

The Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development (EFSD) has provided a preferential investment loan for reconstruction of the road section from village Madaniyat to city of Jalal-Abad, amounting to USD 60,000,000.00 (sixty million).

The project will improve the national and regional connectivity by reconstructing and rehabilitating an estimated 67 km long road section from village Madaniyat to Jalal-Abad being crucial road sections between Bishkek and Osh, and include road safety measures such as road signing, lane markings, street lighting, parking area, bus stops, crash barriers, and sidewalks. The Project is fully consistent with the Government’s priority in upgrading key corridors as stated in the National Strategy of Sustainable Development (2013–2017). The Project is also well aligned with ADB Strategy 2020 and with the Country Partnership Strategy of Kyrgyz Republic (2013–2017) (CPS). The priority theme for the CPS is the development of a successful and stable democratic state through inclusive growth and the reduction of regional disparities. This theme also runs at the core of the Project.

Objectives and Implementation Arrangement

The construction supervision consultant (the Engineer) will assist the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) of the Kyrgyz Republic, which is the executing agency of this project and serve as the Employer, in reviewing and approving the Contractor’s design, supervising the civil works of the Bishkek – Osh road section from Madaniyat to Jalal-Abad (67 km), and ensuring compliance with environmental mitigation and protection measures.

The Investment Project Implementation Group (IPIG) of MoTC will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Project and the Engineer will report to the Director of IPIG and liaise with IPIG staff on day-to-day matters related to the project. IPIG staff is stationed in Bishkek and visit the site periodically for joint review of the works.

Scope of Services

The scope of consulting services comprises:

  • reviewing the contractor’s design and overseeing the civil works to ensure that the quality and the completed works meet all the standards and specification, including the environmental protection measures, set out in the works contract documents;
  • updating the environmental impact assessment report and the environmental management plan;
  • monitoring and reporting on progress and quality of works during the periods and times mentioned in Section D below; and
  • facilitating coordination and cooperation between the Contractor and the Employer to ensure that the works are completed on time and the road is handed over to the Employer according to the agreed

Design Review and Supervision of Works

  • The civil works will be executed as design-build contract to be procured under the IBRD’s International Competitive Bidding p The Engineer’s Project Manager will be the Engineer’s representative and will monitor the execution of the civil work contract. 
  • The Engineer will check and approve contractor’s designs for compliance with the design requirements and performance criteria set by the Employer and the national regulatory The Engineer shall be required to administer the civil works contracts as the Engineer under the Conditions of Contract, subject to certain requirements for the Engineer to seek the approval of the Employer and Eurasian Development Bank (EDB), prior to taking action under specified clauses of the Conditions of Contract.
  • The Engineer shall be required to establish and follow detailed construction supervision procedures based on sound international practice to monitor the completion of the project within the agreed program and budget and to the quality standards and environmental provisions stipulated in the

Performance Monitoring, Safeguards, and Liaison with Stakeholders

The Engineer will design a project performance monitoring system (PPMS) to monitor project performance against the targets set in the Design and Monitoring Framework of the Project. The PPMS will also include key poverty and socioeconomic indicators and compliance with project assurances.

The Engineer is required to:

  • monitor the project performance, monitor the project economic performance and ensure compliance with all social and environmental requirements in relation to national regulations; and
  • liaise with government authorities, other consultants, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders of the pr

According to the feasibility study prepared by the consulting company Kocks Consult GmbH (Germany) in September 2013, the contract period for the construction works will be 30 months, considering the construction without disrupting traffic flow and interruptions in the construction works in winter. Thus, the construction period is 30 months, and 12 months will be given for the deficiencies remedy period. It is planned to start the works in the first quarter of 2016.

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Road Sections from Madaniyyat to Jalilabad city

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Ala-Archa National Park in Kyrgyzstan

 

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