Project ID: 158298

Category of project environmental assessment (EA): «B» — partial evaluation


1. Project Development Goals (PDG)

Overall objective: The main objective of this project is to promote improved climate stability of bridges in Darvaz, Vanj, Yazgulyam, Rushan and Murghab districts of GBAO after their reconstruction.


2. Employer - Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Tajikistan.


3. Supervision Consultant:

Dongsung Engineering Co., Ltd (Republic of Korea),

Subconsultant: “Vali” LLC


4. Contractor:

China Road and Bridge Corporation (China)

5. Project Implementation Group employees (individual consultants)






Sirojzoda Sh.Kh

Deputy minister of transport,

PIG Director

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Sukhrob Nurullo

Head of the department for work with foreign investments,

PIG Deputy Director

918 61 53 32

2 22 2221


Odinaev Ruziboy


Bridge engineer consultant

935 19 22 21


Rahimova Mohira

Financial Management Consultant

988 55 77 22


Nizomidinov Bahtiyor

Monitoring&Evaluation consultant

93 506 03 00


Nosirov Rahim

Environmental safeguard consultant

93 191 1551


Safarov Dilshod

Social Affairs Consultant

989 11 55 60


Tamanokhoni Mirsaidzoda

Consultant translator

938 01 16 16




6. Project components:

I. Strengthening disaster risk management capacity.

Sub-component 1.1. Modernizing Disaster Communication and Information Systems to improve disaster preparedness

Sub-component 1.2. Seismic hazard assessment to improve disaster risk identification

Sub-component 1.3. Preparation of a financial protection strategy to mitigate fiscal shocks resulting from natural disasters

II. Ensuring the stability of critical infrastructure to natural hazards.

Sub-component 2.1. Strengthening of bridges

Sub-component 2.2. Strengthening of flood and river bank protection infrastructure

III. Conditional emergency response component

IV. Project Management


7. The project is divided into 2 (two) Lots:

Lot №1. Construction of 9 bridges in the Vanj and Rushan districts of GBAO

Start Date – December 9th, 2019.

Completion Date – June 8th, 2021 (extended until 14.12.2021)


Lot №.2. Construction of 8 bridges in Darvaz, Rushan and Murghab districts of GBAO

Start Date – April 6th, 2020.

Completion Date -  October 5th, 2021 (extended until 31.10.2022)


Slow progress in construction works is associated with delays in the arrival of construction machinery and equipment from abroad, as well as international skilled personnel, due to the closure of state borders amid the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

8. Darvaz district:  

- rehabilitation of road bridges in Darvaz district:

2 - (two) bridge units with a total length of 47.6 meters.

- arrangement of the highway:


Vanj district:

- rehabilitation of road bridges in the Vanj district:

8 (eight) bridge units with a total length of 238.21 meters.

- arrangement of the highway:


Rushan district:  

 - rehabilitation of road bridges in Rushan district:

4 (four) bridge units with a total length of 205.7 meters.

- arrangement of the highway:


Murgab district:

 - rehabilitation of road bridges in Murghab district:

4 (four) bridge units with a total length of 103.6 meters.

- arrangement of the highway:




Gender-based violence (GBV) – an urgent problem of a global nature that every third woman faces in her life. Gender-based violence destroys the lives and well-being of those who have experienced it, and entails huge socio-economic costs that undermine development and deepen poverty. The Bank takes an active part in the fight against gender-based violence in all its manifestations and considers it absolutely unacceptable within the framework of projects implemented with the financial support of the Bank.

The World Bank has become the first multilateral development bank to disqualify contractors who do not comply with the requirements relating to GBV. Such contractors will not be able to obtain Bank-funded contracts in any country in the world for two years. After this period, contractors will have to prove that they are able to comply with the Bank's requirements regarding the prevention of GBV before they receive a new contract funded by the World Bank.


Gender, social inclusion.

The social assessment conducted for the Project showed that the level of women's participation in the labor force is relatively low. Women in the surveyed area are involved in a small range of income-generating activities: mainly agriculture, trade, and sewing, with limited earning opportunities. In the Republic of Tajikistan, the construction industry and the management of transport infrastructure are largely dominated by men, and women face unequal opportunities. The Project will pay particular attention to ensuring that women benefit from the Project's interventions. At the design stage, for example, women were included as the main participants in consultation processes (such as focus group discussions in Social assessment and public consultation), and separate discussions were held with women so that they could freely express their views and needs.

Trainings on gender-based violence.

In June-July 2021, a gender specialist engaged by the World Bank, in close cooperation with the MOT consultants conducted trainings on gender-based violence among the local population living in the areas of bridge construction.

The objectives of the training correspond to the World Bank's initiative to eliminate gender-based violence and transfer to its participants the World Bank's approach to combating GBV, including Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Sexual Harassment (SEA/SH), SEA/SH, and its requirements on these issues for projects that it finances. The main purpose of the training was to increase the level of knowledge and awareness of participants about the World Bank's approach to GBV.

• The trainings were held from June 30 to July 6, 2021, and a total of 107 people successfully participated in the training.

•Trainings were organized on GBV, SEA/SH issues for Darvaz, Vanj and Rushan communities of GBAO districts along the Vanj-Yazgulyam highway, Vanji Bolo and Chikhoh -Ravgada, Rushan-Bartang, Basid communities living near the bridge construction sites in GBAO.




Also in September-October 2021, in coordination with the World Bank, trainings were held among the project staff. Participants were familiarized with the Code of Conduct and were informed about the Grievance Redress Mechanism system (GRM) created within the framework of the project to raise their issues related to the SEA/SH.


Environment (including protective measures)

Due to the expected impact on the environment and social environment, the Project has been assigned a Category "B" of protective measures. Activated types of protection policy — Operational Policy 4.01 (Environmental Assessment), Operational Policy 4.12 (Involuntary Resettlement) and Operational Policy 7.50 (Projects on International Watercourses).






The World Bank Team:


  1. Daniel Kull


  1. Marinos Skempas
  2. Gulru Azamova
  3. John Bryant Collier
  4. Faridun Sanginov
  5. Niso Bazidova
  6. Dilshod Karimova
  7. Navruza Alikulova


Senior specialist for Disaster Risk Management, Team Leader

Bridge engineer consultant

Social Development Specialist

Senior Environmental Specialist

Operations Specialist

Financial Management Analyst

Procurement Specialist

Program Assistant