The Government of Uzbekistan and O'zbekiston Temir Yo'llari (UTY) have requested technical assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to prepare two projects to further modernize railways in Uzbekistan: (i) CAREC Corridor 2 (Pap Namangan Andijan) Railway Electrification Project, Additional Financing, and (ii) CAREC Corridor 2 (Bukhara Miskin Urgench Khiva) Railway Electrification Project.
The project aims to improve the efficiency of Uzbekistan's railway operations, combining investments where it faces operational bottlenecks (e.g., electric locomotives), and strategic support to improve business practices.
Phase 3 of the project will continue to finance energy-saving investments in both large industrial enterprises and industrial SMEs, and support energy efficiency capacity development through targeted technical assistance.
The project development objective is to improve the efficiency and quality of heating and hot water services in selected cities within the territory of Uzbekistan.
The project will construct two units of 450 MW energy efficient combined cycle gas turbines at the Talimarjan Thermal Power Plant located in Kashkadarya region, contributing to energy saving, greenhouse gas emission reduction, and reliable power supply in Uzbekistan.
The project aims to improve the efficiency of Uzbekistan's railway operations, combining investments where it faces operational bottlenecks (e.g. electric locomotives), and strategic support to improve business practices.
The project will electrify the missing 145.1 kilometers of non-electrified track linking major cities in the populous Fergana Valley with Tashkent. This will facilitate direct and efficient operation of both freight and passenger train services, and promote economic and social development of the Fergana Valley.
The project will improve the performance of the energy sector by rehabilitating 22 high-priority substations in Tashkent City and 10 regions of the country, reducing technical losses and operations and maintenance costs.
The project will improve travel efficiency on the reconstructed A-380 highway section near Bukhara, which is part of CAREC Corridor 2 connecting Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
The Government of Uzbekistan requested for a technical assistance (TA) to carry out due diligence and prepare a comprehensive design of the multitranche financing facility (MFF) - the Third CAREC Corridor Road Investment Program.
The project will reduce transport costs and increase transport capacity and reliability through the construction of a rail link between the Uzbek part of the Ferghana Valley and the rest of Uzbekistan.
The project will help facilitate direct and efficient operation of both freight and passenger train services and thereby promote economic and social development of the Fergana Valley.
The project aims at purchasing two airplanes in order to enhance economic efficiency, competitiveness, flight safety as well as opportunity o further increase the level of passenger carrying capacity of Uzbekistan Airways.
The project focuses on the regional and industry diversification of exports and foreign investments in Uzbekistan.
The second tranche of the investment program will upgrade a 75-kilometer (km), two-lane section of a highway running from Pungan to Namangan to four lanes. It will also provide additional financing to help complete work on 58 km of road approved under Tranche 1 of the program.