Careful consideration of typically applied engineering solutions and examination of project readiness with the use of an agreed upon checklist will help mitigate implementation risks and synchronize startup and financial activities. Engineering solutions that are typically considered could have been looked into during project appraisal, as any changes introduced after loan approval will impact the project cost and implementation period. In this connection, a time-bound project readiness checklist agreed upon by the ADB project team, the government, and the EA before or during loan negotiations will be most important to synchronize project startup activities with financial activities and ensure that the project is “shovel-ready” soon after loan effectiveness. The checklist should cover areas such as engineering design, procurement, and safeguards.
Kashkadarya Regional Road Project