Azerbaijan: Flood Mitigation

Sovereign Project | 35081-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Flood Mitigation
Project Number 35081-012
Country Azerbaijan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3864-AZE: Flood Mitigation
Japan Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Rural flood protection

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements

The objective of the TA is to prepare an investment Project to help the Government achieve its flood mitigation targets. The Project will aim at reducing the adverse economic, social, and environmental impacts of flooding with a focus on the most affected districts in the near northwest region of Azerbaijan. The purpose of the Project will be to assist the Government in adopting an improved and more integrated approach to flood mitigation in the flood prone areas.

The first phase of the TA (two months) will comprise a comprehensive review and analysis of the flood phenomena; the existing flood protection facilities and the appropriateness of their design; the riverbed shaping and channeling practices; the conditions in the upper watersheds; hydrometeorological data collection and analysis and flood preparedness; and zoning. This will be followed by a prioritization of potential interventions. The second phase of the TA (three months) will involve the preparation of feasibility studies of selected interventions for improving flood mitigation, with a view of formulating an investment Project for possible funding by ADB. This will include developing scope, feasibility level design, cost estimates, financing plan and implementation arrangements; justifying the Project in financial, economic, social and environmental terms; and assessing risks and mitigation measures.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location The Project will focus on the near northwest region of Azerbaijan along the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus, encompassing nine districts.
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A total of 73.5 person-months (15.5 international and 58 domestic) of consulting services will be required. The international consultants will include (input in person-months) (i) a team leader with expertise in flood management (5.0), (ii) a hydrologist and sediment specialist (3.0), (iii) a hydraulic structures design engineer (3.0), (iv) roller compacted concrete specialist (1.0), (v) a flood disaster management specialist (1.0), (vi) a community development specialist (1.0), and (vii) a financial and economic analyst with expertise in estimating benefits from flood damage avoidance (1.5). The domestic consultants will include (i) a deputy team leader with expertise in flood management (5.0), (ii) a meteorologist (2.0), (iii) two hydrologists (6.0), (iv) a flood damage assessment specialist (4.0), (v) a topologist (3.0), (vi) two hydraulic structure design engineers (7.0), (vii) a construction planning and scheduling engineer (3.0), (viii) two construction contracts and specifications specialists (4.0), (ix) a watershed protection and conservation specialist (4.0), (x) an irrigation engineer (2.0), (xi) two community development specialists (8.0), (xii) an environmental assessment specialist (4.0), and (xiii) two financial and economic analysts (6.0).
Procurement This includes three computers, software, three printers, one fax machine, one photocopier, and one digital camera.
Responsible ADB Officer Binsar P. Tambunan
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Agriculture, Environment, and Natural Resources Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Azerbaijan Amelioration and Water Farm-OJSC
Mr. Nadim G. Kazibekov, First Deputy Chair
69a Moscow Ave., 5th Floor AZ1012 Baku, Azerbaijan
Concept Clearance 10 Aug 2001
Fact Finding 26 Sep 2001 to 11 Oct 2001
Approval 15 May 2002
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 01 Feb 2007

TA 3864-AZE

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 May 2002 26 Oct 2002 26 Oct 2002 31 Jan 2003 31 Dec 2004 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 15 May 2002 563,295.42
Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Flood Mitigation Project Technical Assistance Reports May 2002

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