Azerbaijan: Road Network Development Program - Tranche 3

Sovereign Project | 39176-043

Summary

The objective of the Project is to build an adequate, efficient, safe and sustainable road network linking the Republic of Azerbaijan domestically and internationally. The Project shall consist of the following:

i) construction of approximately 39.3 km of a new four-lane category I expressway between km 22.1 to km. 61.4 (the Project Road) on the Masalli-Astana highway, comprising: Section B of the Project Road from km 22.1 to km. 45.1 and Section C of the Project Road from km 45.1 to km 61.4; and

ii) project management support and consulting services for construction supervision, financial audit, social and environmental assessments, and institutional capacity development.

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Procurement Documents

Title Document Date
Road Network Development Program - Tranche 3 May 2014

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Project Name Road Network Development Program - Tranche 3
Project Number 39176-043
Country Azerbaijan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2831-AZE: Road Network Development Program - Tranche 3
Ordinary capital resources US$ 200.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The objective of the Project is to build an adequate, efficient, safe and sustainable road network linking the Republic of Azerbaijan domestically and internationally. The Project shall consist of the following:

i) construction of approximately 39.3 km of a new four-lane category I expressway between km 22.1 to km. 61.4 (the Project Road) on the Masalli-Astana highway, comprising: Section B of the Project Road from km 22.1 to km. 45.1 and Section C of the Project Road from km 45.1 to km 61.4; and

ii) project management support and consulting services for construction supervision, financial audit, social and environmental assessments, and institutional capacity development.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Project 3 road is a high priority of the Government and is included in the Road Network Development Program for 2006-2015 under the Transport Sector Development Strategy. It forms part of the country's primary north-south highway linking the capital, Baku, to the southern border. However, it is in poor condition, resulting in high transport costs, long delivery times, and traffic accidents. This constitutes impediments to non-oil sector growth and poverty reduction in Azerbaijan, as well as regional trade development. The improvement of the project road will promote domestic and regional trade, thus contributing to the achievement of the objectives of the State Program on Poverty Reduction and Economic Development.
Impact Greater economic development in Azerbaijan and expanded trade with neighboring countries
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome An efficient, safe, and sustainable southern road corridor from Baku.
Progress Toward Outcome All contracts have been awarded under this project and are ongoing. Outcome will be determined at completion.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Sections B and C of 4-lane expressway between Masalli and Astara on the southern corridor built, with access roads rehabilitated
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Civil works progress for both Sections B and C are behind schedule. The contractors confirmed to accelerate the works in the coming months with mobilization of additional resources to ensure completion by the loan closing date. Safeguard monitoring is ongoing and no major compliance matters were identified.
Geographical Location Masalli-Astara
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects A due diligence has been carried out on the EIA and SEIA prepared in 2007 which confirms that (i) the scope of the Project is has not changed significantly from that described in the 2007 EIA and SEIA; (ii) the environmental impacts described in the 2007 EIA and SEIA are still relevant; and (iii) the 2007 EIA and SEIA reflect the requirements of ADB's Safeguards Policy Statement, 2009.
Involuntary Resettlement ARS, with support from the Supervision Consultant, has finalized the LARPs for Sections B and C.
Indigenous Peoples Project 3 has no adverse impact on indigenous peoples. Ethnic Azeri accounts for most of the population in the project area; few other nationalities include Talysh, who are not negatively affected by the Project. Project 3 is thus classified as Category C for indigenous people. Project 3 will also have a positive impact on gender because the civil works contracts will include provisions to encourage employment of women during project implementation, and Project 3 will promote women's participation in activities to monitor project impacts on local communities.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During the preparation of Project 1, extensive consultations were held with various stakeholders -- including representatives of central and local governments, civil society, local communities, the private sector, road users, and external aid agencies. The public consultation were held through meetings, interviews, surveys, group discussions, and written communications, with the participation of about 3,000 people. The results showed a high degree of public support for the Project. The design of Project 1 incorporated the views of stakeholders.
During Project Implementation Active participation of stakeholders during implementation contributed to achieving considerable project impact. The strategy enabled raising stakeholders' awareness of the impacts, outcome, outputs and activities of the Project, using multiple methods such as public meetings, interviews, surveys, newspapers and local announcements.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services No new consulting services are envisaged to be recruited under Project 3 as all consulting services will be provided by the consultants engaged under the Loan 2355-AZE (Project 1). However, $1.0 million additional provision has been included for extending existing consultancy contracts if required to cover Project 3 duration. TOR of existing consultants under Project 1 will be expanded to include further services as required to complete the Project 3. Additional consulting services if required will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement ADB-financed goods and services will be procured according to ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). International competitive bidding procedures are followed for the contract for civil works for the Project 3 road.
Responsible ADB Officer Zheng Wu
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of TransportPANAHOV@MINTRANS.AZ1054, Tbilisi Avenue
Baku, AZ1122
Republic of Azerbaijan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 09 Nov 2006
Fact Finding -
MRM 30 Aug 2011
Approval 14 Dec 2011
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 28 Jan 2009
Last PDS Update 17 Mar 2015

Loan 2831-AZE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2011 27 Jul 2012 23 Oct 2012 31 Dec 2014 31 Dec 2016 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 250.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 200.00 14 Dec 2011 144.40 0.00 72%
Counterpart 50.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 14 Dec 2011 68.75 0.00 34%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Road Network Development Program - Project 3: Masalli to Astara Motorway (Sections B & C) - Biannual Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Road Network Development Program – Projects 1 and 3 (Masalli–Astara Road): Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2015
Road Network Development Program - Project 3: Masalli to Astara Motorway - Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2015
Road Network Development Program - Projects 1 and 3 (Masalli-Astara Road): Quarterly Monitoring Report for the Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2014
Road Network Development Program - Projects 1 and 3: Masalli-Astara Road External Monitoring Report on Resettlement Plan Implementation Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2014
Road Network Development Program - Project 3 (Masalli-Astara Motorway, Girdani-Penser [Section B], and Penser-Astara [Section C]) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2014
Road Network Development Program - Projects 1 and 3: Masalli-Astara Road Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Road Network Development Program - Project 3 (Masalli-Astara Motorway): Girdani-Penser (Section B) and Penser-Astara (Section C) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2014
Road Network Development Program - Tranche 1 and 3: Masalli-Astara Road Project 1 and Project 3 Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2014
Road Network Development Program - Project 3: Masalli to Astara Motorway - Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2014
Road Network Development Program - Tranche 1 and 3: Masalli-Astara Road Project 1 and Project 3 Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2013
Road Network Development Program - Tranche 1 and 3: Masalli-Astara Motorway Internal Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2013
Road Network Development Program - Tranche 3: Addendum to Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan for Pensar-Astara Section Resettlement Plans Oct 2013
Road Network Development Program - Tranche 3: External Monitoring Report of RP Implementation Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2013
Road Network Development Program - Tranche 3: Internal Monitoring Report for Section B and Section C Social Monitoring Reports May 2013
Road Network Development Program - Tranche 3: Masalli-Astara Motorway Sections B and C Internal Monitoring Report (December 2012) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2012
Road Network Development Program - Tranche 3 Environmental Impact Assessments Oct 2011
Road Network Development Program - Tranche 3 Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Sep 2011
Road Network Development Program - Tranche 3 Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Sep 2011
Road Network Development Program: Land Acquisition and Resettlement Framework Resettlement Planning Documents Aug 2011
Road Network Development Program: Masalli-Astara Motorway (Project 3) Girdani-Kolatan Section (Section B) Resettlement Plans Jul 2011
Road Network Development Program: Masalli-Astara Motorway (Project 3) Kolatan-Astara Section (Section C) Resettlement Plans Jul 2011

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