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Road Rehabilitation Project

sector: Transport | country: Kyrgyz Republic | region: Central Asian Republics

For new executing agencies (EAs) dealing with the ADB for the first time, particularly in transition economies,more attention needs to be given to familiarize them with ADB guidelines and procedures forsmoother project implementation.

The feasibility study and preliminary design should have been followed by more carefuldetailed design, and the project scope should have been reconsidered to allow proper treatmentof the mountainous sections of the road. In this particular case the consultant that had beenengaged to prepare the feasibility study and detailed design for the project was also engaged toprepare the detailed design for the Second Road Rehabilitation Project as well. While this hasnumerous benefits, a possible disadvantage is that possible deficiencies in the consultant’swork experienced in the first project may affect the second project as well.

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