Azerbaijan: Flood Mitigation

Sovereign Project | 35081-013

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Title Document Date
Flood Mitigation Project Nov 2003
Flood Mitigation Project - SIEE Sep 2003

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Project Name Flood Mitigation
Project Number 35081-013
Country Azerbaijan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2068-AZE: Flood Mitigation
Asian Development Fund US$ 22.00 million
TA 4301-AZE: TA for Supporting River Basin and Flood Management Planning Project
Japan Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Water-based natural resources management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The Project's objective is to provide immediate improvement to the level of security against recurring flood damages in selected areas.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The threat of flooding constitutes an important source of vulnerability in many areas of athe country. Floods cause loss of life and property, and damages result in a reduction in income-earning opportunities. Impacts are exacerbated by the inability of rural populations to afford personal, crop, and livestock insurance. Floods worsen the living standards of the poor, negate any progress in reducing poverty, and can cause the non-poor to fall into poverty. Without protection from endemic floodwaters, the whole rural asset base is at risk in certain areas. Floodwaters not only threaten settlements, but they leave layers of sediment over agricultural land seriously diminishing their productivity. For all of these reasons, the control and management of water resources is the critical factor underlying efforts to promote rural growth and raise rural incomes. The improved protection provided by the Project will not only secure existing assets but will allow further development in the knowledge that the risk to such development from flooding is minimal.

Major floods occurred in the Greater Caucasus area in 1998, 1997, 1999, and 2002, which brought serious damages. Average annual damages from floods over the 1980-1990 period were estimated at $20 million, while the total area that was damaged by the floods was estimated at 1.2 million hectares. At present, the value of business assets at risk from flooding is about $3.7 billion.

The State Program on Poverty Reduction and Economic Development, approved in February 2003, identified a number of priorities to help promote economic growth, create jobs, and reduce poverty. Particular importance is attached to creating jobs in the non-oil rural and agriculture sectors, which are considered promising. However, they need investment in physical infrastructure such as roads, irrigation systems, potable water supply, power supply, telecommunications, flood protection, and produce-marketing facilities. ADB's interim operational strategy is fully consistent with these priorities in its support for rural development and emphasis on physical infrastructure.

Impact
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 covers 25 schemes: one scheme in Araz River flood plain in Sharur district of the Autonomous Region of Nakhchivan, 22 in 9 districts in the Greater Caucasus area in the NW, and one scheme each in Gusar in NE and Astara in SE
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 The Project will provide 45 person-months (p-m) of international and 643 p-m of domestic consulting services to assist the Executing Agency, Amelioration an Water Farm Committee, in project management, preparation of detailed design and tender documents, contract awards, and construction supervision. The consultants will be engaged in accordance with ADB' Guidelies on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements acceptable to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants, using the quality-and-cost-based selection method, while the domestic consulants will be selected and engaged in accordance with arrangements satisfactory to ADB.
Procurement The Project will procure machinery, civil works, services, vehicles, office equipment, and materials. All procurement will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement.
Responsible ADB Officer Binsar P. Tambunan
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Azerbaijan Amelioration and Water Farm-OJSCMr. M.A. Abdullayev69a Moscow Ave., 5th Floor
AZ1012 Baku, Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan Amelioration and Water Farm-OJSCMr. A. Ahmadzadeh69a Moscow Ave., 5th Floor
AZ1012 Baku, Azerbaijan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Mar 2002
Fact Finding 06 Aug 2003 to 29 Aug 2003
MRM 07 Oct 2003
Approval 19 Dec 2003
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 13 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 18 Oct 2010

Loan 2068-AZE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Dec 2003 22 Jul 2004 08 Dec 2004 30 Sep 2008 30 Nov 2008 18 Jan 2011
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 27.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 22.00 19 Dec 2003 23.08 0.00 100%
Counterpart 5.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 19 Dec 2003 23.08 0.00 100%

TA 4301-AZE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Dec 2003 08 Nov 2004 08 Nov 2004 30 Sep 2005 31 Jan 2008 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 122,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 622,000.00 19 Dec 2003 455,853.00
Title Document Type Document Date
Flood Mitigation Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2003

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards
Title Document Type Document Date
Flood Mitigation Project - SIEE Summary Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2003

Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation
Title Document Type Document Date
Azerbaijan: Flood Mitigation Project [Loan 2068-AZE] Validations of Project Completion Reports Sep 2010

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