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Tajikistan: Dushanbe-Kyrgyz Border Road Rehabilitation Project, Phase II

sector: Transport | country: Tajikistan

The project completion report (PCR) identified a few vital lessons from the project. A more detailed and comprehensive evaluation of the technical aspects of projects is needed to minimize changes in quantities and scope during project implementation and avoid delays and cost overrun. This is basic especially in areas where the geological nature and conditions are complex and fragile. Failure to do so could cause design changes, or the reestimation of needed earthworks, which could require detailed geological studies in the middle of implementation. Also, more robust due diligence is needed during project design and formulation to enable the closest possible cost estimates and to set aside enough resources to cover contingencies. This validation supports these lessons and has no other lesson to offer.

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