Belarus Road Sector Reform Project

Location:

Belarus

Project number:

49312

Business sector:

Transport

Notice type:

Public

ESIA disclosed:

11 Aug 2017

Status:

Disbursing

Target board date:

31 Jan 2018

Project description

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is considering providing finance for the completion of the reconstruction of the Minsk outer ring road (P-80 road section Sloboda - Papernya km 0.00 – km 14.77), Minsk region, Belarus.

The transaction consists of a sovereign loan of up to USD 55 million to the Republic of Belarus (the “Borrower”) to finance the reconstruction and widening of the remaining ca. 15 km long road section of the Minsk outer (second) ring road (the “Project”).  The Project will complete the Minsk outer ring road construction and will provide an improved link between two motorways (M2 Minsk - International Airport “Minsk” and M3 Minsk-Vitebsk) as well as effective interconnection around the capital.

The Project will finance (i) the reconstruction and widening from two to four lanes of the remaining 15km long road section of the Minsk outer ring road - P-80 road Sloboda-Papernya and (ii) the works supervision consultant.  Particular focus will be given to the implementation of road safety measures; the surfacing of the road will be concrete, as is for the full length of the ring road.  Technical cooperation funds will be used for project preparation and will provide institutional strengthening support to the Ministry of Transport.

The Project will support Belarus’ economic development and bring operational efficiency from improved road infrastructure. It will optimise the connectivity with the Minsk international airport and between country’s main industrial centres (such as Great Stone Industrial Park, a JV between Belarus and China) and tourist destinations (such as Raubichy sport complex), as well as will provide a better link between the M2 and M3 motorways and generally better connectivity around the capital.  It will also divert the cargo traffic from the city centre including the inner ring road which is now being merged inside Minsk due to city expansion beyond its borders. 

ESIA disclosure package


Environmental Impact Assessment  EIA: English | Russian
Supplementary EIA: English | Russian
Non-Technical Summary: English | Russian
Environmental and Social Action Plan – ESAP: English | Russian
Social Impact Assessment –SIA: English | Russian
Stakeholder Engagement Plan - SEP: English | Russian

Environmental Impact Assessment OVOS/EIA (Update 12.2017): Russian
Environmental and Social Action Plan (Update 12.2017): – ESAP: English | Russian
Social Impact Assessment –SIA (Update 12.2017): English | Russian
Stakeholder Engagement Plan – SEP  (Update 12.2017): English | Russian

Full ESIA availability

Full ESIA documentation is available locally at:
the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoT) of Belarus
Phone: +375172597952
Minsk, Chicherina str. 21
Email: zhuchkova.t@mintrans.mtk.by

And
EBRD Resident Office in Belarus:
70 Myasnikova Street, Room 522
220030 Minsk
Tel: +375 17 308 39 00

And
Website of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoT) of Belarus:
ENGLISH - http://www.mintrans.gov.by/ru/p-80
RUSSIAN - http://www.mintrans.gov.by/ru/p-80

And
EBRD website: http://www.ebrd.com/esia.html

Enquiries

Environmental or social enquiries

the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoT) of Belarus
Phone: +375172597952
Minsk, Chicherina str. 21
Email: zhuchkova.t@mintrans.mtk.by

This document was prepared at an early stage of project development, before consideration by the EBRD Board of Directors. Details of a project may change following disclosure.

Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and ESIA summaries are produced by project sponsors, and the EBRD makes them available without any comment or implied endorsement. Any views expressed or statements made in the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment or the ESIA Summary do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the EBRD.

Last updated 25 June 2014