Armenia: Municipal Services & Infrastructure Development Sector

Sovereign Project | 40296-022 Status: Closed

Summary

Building on the sector work and reforms carried out by the Government and international donor institutions, the SSTA will (1) review the sector policy; (ii) review and strengthen the sector investment program; (iii) undertake technical and financial due diligence and propose measures for improvement of the project executing and implementing agencies financial and technical capacity; (iv) undertake technical, financial, and economic feasibility study of the core investment subprojects; (v) assess the required social and environmental issues in the sector and assist the executing and implementing agencies in preparing all the required safeguard frameworks; and (vi) develop a sector investment project that will increase coverage, quality, and technical and financial sustainability of WSS services in the selected project areas, thereby, improving health and quality of life of their residents.

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Project Name Municipal Services & Infrastructure Development Sector
Project Number 40296-022
Country Armenia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4925-ARM: Municipal Services & Infrastructure Development Sector
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 150,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description Building on the sector work and reforms carried out by the Government and international donor institutions, the SSTA will (1) review the sector policy; (ii) review and strengthen the sector investment program; (iii) undertake technical and financial due diligence and propose measures for improvement of the project executing and implementing agencies financial and technical capacity; (iv) undertake technical, financial, and economic feasibility study of the core investment subprojects; (v) assess the required social and environmental issues in the sector and assist the executing and implementing agencies in preparing all the required safeguard frameworks; and (vi) develop a sector investment project that will increase coverage, quality, and technical and financial sustainability of WSS services in the selected project areas, thereby, improving health and quality of life of their residents.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB Economic Review and Initial Operation Strategy in Armenia
Impact Improved urban environment, local economy and promote private sector within Yerevan urban areas

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Design of a multitranche financing facility (MFF) including summary sector road map and medium term investment program acceptable to ADB and Government of Armenia (GOA)
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Sector Strategy

2. Policy Framework and Institutional Development Plan

3. Investment Program

4.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Republic of Armenia

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

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 SSTA will provide a total of 10.0 person-months of consulting services (4 international and 6 domestic). The consultants will have expertise in water supply engineering and management, financial and economic analysis of investment projects, institutional development, social analysis, poverty impact assessment, and environmental impact analysis.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Shakeel Khan
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
State Comm of Wtr Sys of Min of Territorial Admin
13A, Vardanants Street
0010 Yerevan, Republic of Armenia

Timetable

Concept Clearance 26 Mar 2007
Fact Finding 20 Mar 2007 to 24 Mar 2007
MRM -
Approval 02 Apr 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 10 May 2007
Last PDS Update 18 Jan 2008

TA 4925-ARM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Apr 2007 - 02 Apr 2007 30 Jun 2007 30 Jun 2008 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 02 Apr 2007 135,141.68

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