The first ever three-route flyover was introduced into operation in Dushanbe yesterday evening.  The official opening ceremony of the flyover was attended by President Emomali Rahmon and Dushanbe Mayor Rustam Emomali.  

Emomali Rahmon highly appraised the quality of the construction work and ordered relevant government bodies to take under control the process of maintenance of the road.     

Recall, China Xinjiang Beixin Construction & Engineering (Group) Co. Ltd. has constructed the flyover in Dushanbe’s 82nd neighborhood unit.  

The project has involved widening of the road, from three lanes to four; construction of a flyover and underpass; removal of the existing concrete pavement and then construction of a new asphalt road.  The project also provided for construction of four underpasses and a 125-meter bridge.

Construction of the flyover is part of the Dushanbe-Uzbekistan Border Road Improvement Project.

Tajikistan and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in September 2014 signed a loan agreement on the Dushanbe-Uzbekistan Border Road Improvement Project, which provides for rehabilitation of a 4.6-kilometer section of the road within the urban area (from the Avicenna Monument to the Western Gate of Dushanbe).

The Project covers rehabilitation and upgrade of the 62-kilometer road linking the city of Dushanbe to the Uzbek border and connecting Tajikistan to the Russian Federation to the north (via Uzbekistan) with onward links to Turkey and Western Europe (e.g., via Caspian Sea routes).  The road is a part of the CAREC Corridor Program which seeks to expand trade and improve competitiveness through focused action by all multilateral partners (i.e. ADB, EBRD, IMF, IDF, WB and UN) in transport initiatives, trade facilitation, energy, trade policy, and economic corridor development.

The road reportedly consists of 5 sections.  The upgrade of Sections 2 to 5 (from Western Gate of Dushanbe to the Tajik – Uzbek border) of approximately 57 km in length was financed by ADB grant. Section 1 of approximately 4.6 km in length is located within the urban area (between the Avicenna Monument and the Western Gate of Dushanbe) and includes 82nd roundabout and Avicenna roundabout.

Meanwhile, construction of the second flyover at the Qariyai Bolo roundabout in Dushanbe is under way.