39176-044: Road Network Development Program - Tranche 4 | Asian Development Bank

Azerbaijan: Road Network Development Program - Tranche 4

Sovereign (Public) Project | 39176-044 Status: Active

ADB is helping Azerbaijan finance a comprehensive road network program. Under the fourth tranche of the multitranche financing facility, the project will reconstruct four bridges and rehabilitate 30 kilometers of local roads in the Ganja-Qazax region. The improvement of transport infrastructure is expected to promote domestic and regional trade.

 
Project Name Road Network Development Program - Tranche 4
Project Number 39176-044
Country Azerbaijan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3116-AZE: Road Network Development Program - Tranche 4
Ordinary capital resources US$ 45.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The Project will reconstruct 4 bridges and rehabilitate 30 km of local roads in the Ganja-Qazax region. All 4 bridges are in a very poor, nearly no longer maintable condition.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The tranche 4 Project 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 east west highway linking the country's capital, Baku, to the Georgian border. Currently, the bridges and local roads are in poor and critical condition, resulting in high transport costs, long delivery times, and road crashes. This constitutes impediments to non-oil sector growth and poverty reduction in Azerbaijan, as well as regional trade development. Reconstruction of these bridges and associated local roads improvement will promote national and regional trade, thus contributing to the achievement of the objectives of the state program on poverty reduction and economic development.
Impact Greater socioeconomic development in the Ganja region of Azerbaijan and its cooperation with neighboring countries
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome An efficient, safe, and sustainable road network in the Ganja region of Azerbaijan
Progress Toward Outcome

Q1 2017: A review mission was fielded on 6-8 March 2017 to review the implementation progress of ongoing road works and agree with the government a time-bound action plan to improve the portfolio performance.

Q2 2017: The physical progress is 83.42% as of 30 June 2017.

Q3 2017: Final review mission fielded in 25 Aug-1 Sep 2017. Time-bound action plan agreed, being implemented and closely monitored to ensure full project completion by loan closing date on 28 September 2017.

As of 20 Sep 2017, cumulative progress for the four bridges is 99% completed and opened to traffic, and 96% completed for the local roads, of which only 2 sections have ongoing works and the rest are 100% completed. Ongoing works include wearing course, road signs, markings and furniture.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Four bridges reconstructed and associated infrastructure and local roads rehabilitated in the Ganja region

Project implementation support to ARS, timely and effectively provided

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

2013-2016: Both the civil works and construction supervision consultant contracts were signed in November 2015.

Q2 2017: Procurement of the material testing and laboratory equipment was cancelled; Variation Order No. 2 for the contract on local roads was approved.

2013-2016: Both the civil works and construction supervision consultant contracts were signed in November 2015.

The construction drawings of four bridges under Tranche 4 were completed by the contractor and Ministry of Emergency approved 3 out of the 4 drawings. Shop drawings for the 3 bridges were reviewed by the Engineer and comments provided to Contractor for action. Relocation of utilities completed and demolition substantially completed. Construction activities are ongoing.

Q1-Q2 2017: The physical progress is 83.42% as of 30 June 2017.

Q3 2017: As of 20 Sep 2017, cumulative progress for the four bridges is 99% completed and opened to traffic, and 96% completed for the local roads, of which only 2 sections have ongoing works and the rest are 100% completed. Ongoing works include wearing course, road signs, markings and furniture.

Geographical Location Akstafa-Poylu-Sadiqli Bridge, Poylu-Duzqislaq-Qazax Bridge, Poylu-Sadiqli Bridge, Poylu-Sadiqli-Gurcustan Bridge
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The overall environmental impacts are limited to the construction phase and could be minimized by adequate mitigation measures.
Involuntary Resettlement A due diligence report was prepared to assess potential involuntary resettlement impacts. Tranche 4, does not require land acquisition or resettlement.
Indigenous Peoples Tranche 4 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.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation sessions were conducted with the local residents in the project affected areas. The primary issues discussed were employment opportunities for the local residents, both skilled and unskilled.
During Project Implementation Consultation sessions will continue during project implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consultants will be recruited and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). A consulting firm will be selected to oversee the design review and construction supervision work, using ADB's modified quality- and cost-based (90:10 ratio) selection procedure with full technical proposal to ensure the quality of consulting services.
Procurement ADB-financed goods and services will be procured according to ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). International and national competitive bidding procedures are followed for the contracts for civil works for the Tranche 4.
Responsible ADB Officer San Miguel, Cesar M.
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
"Azeravtoyol" Open Joint-Stock Company
Mr. Saleh Mammadov
[email protected]
Block 2025, R. Ismayilov Str.,
Bilajari Settlement, Binagadi Distr.,
Baku, Azerbaijan Republic, AZ1117
Baku
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 18 Nov 2013
Approval 27 Mar 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Sep 2017

Loan 3116-AZE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Mar 2014 05 May 2014 09 Sep 2014 28 Sep 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 58.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 45.00 27 Mar 2014 31.32 0.00 70%
Counterpart 13.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Mar 2014 29.80 0.00 66%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

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Contracts Awarded

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