Armenia: Rural Road Sector Project (Supplementary)

Sovereign Project | 40610-023

Summary

The Rural Road Sector Project (the Project) will (i) enhance the economic integration of selected rural communities, which make up about 10% of the total rural population, through improvement of high priority rural feeder roads totaling about 260 kilometers (km) connected to the national road network; and (ii) strengthen the transport sector management capability. The outcome will be increased mobility and improved accessibility to basic social service delivery institutions, employment opportunities, and domestic and international markets for communities and enterprises in rural and urban areas of the four regions.

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Project Name Rural Road Sector Project (Supplementary)
Project Number 40610-023
Country Armenia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2467-ARM: Rural Road Sector Project (Supplementary)
Asian Development Fund US$ 17.32 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The Rural Road Sector Project (the Project) will (i) enhance the economic integration of selected rural communities, which make up about 10% of the total rural population, through improvement of high priority rural feeder roads totaling about 260 kilometers (km) connected to the national road network; and (ii) strengthen the transport sector management capability. The outcome will be increased mobility and improved accessibility to basic social service delivery institutions, employment opportunities, and domestic and international markets for communities and enterprises in rural and urban areas of the four regions. The feeder roads improved under the Project will lead to (i) higher and more frequent quality transport services available for road users; (ii) increased business opportunities for private sector in general, particularly agriculture (including agro-processing), industrial, and service sectors; and (iii) more synergetic benefits from close partnerships in the road and other sectors relevant to the Project. Furthermore, the Project will improve transport sector management through the TA that is attached to the Project
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The principal loan 2351-ARM for the Rural Roads Sector Project of Special Drawing Rights (SDR) 2,075,000 ($30.6 million equivalent), and the supplementary Loan 2467-ARM of SDR 11,201,000 ($17.32 million equivalent) were signed on 15 November 2007 and 18 November 2008, respectively. Both loans are effective with closing date of 30 June 2011.
Impact Poverty reduction in the project area.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved access of rural populations in the project area to jobs, markets, and social services, and the major trunk road networks through reduction in road transport costs.
Progress Toward Outcome Package 1 and 2 works were completed in September 2010. All works are expected to be completed by end August 2011.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Improvement to high-priority roads
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Package 1 and 2 works were completed in September 2010. All Contractors for Package 3 Works have proceeded with their works during June 2011. All works are expected to be completed by end August 2011.
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment
Involuntary Resettlement C
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 supervision consultant, engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use fo Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time) is funded under the original loan.
Procurement Civil works package will be procured using ADB standard bidding documents under ICB procedures with post-qualification.
Responsible ADB Officer Arto T. Ahonen
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Transport & CommunicationAram VardanyanNalbandyan Str.
PO Box 69, 0010
Yerevan, Armenia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 07 Sep 2008
Fact Finding 14 Jul 2008 to 19 Jul 2008
MRM 11 Sep 2008
Approval 07 Nov 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Oct 2008
Last PDS Update 08 Jan 2013

Loan 2467-ARM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Nov 2008 18 Nov 2008 06 Jan 2009 30 Jun 2011 30 Sep 2011 08 Dec 2011
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 23.44 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 17.32 07 Nov 2008 16.79 0.00 100%
Counterpart 6.12 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 07 Nov 2008 16.79 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory - - - - Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
Rural Road Sector Project Project Procurement-Related Reviews Dec 2009
Rural Road Sector Project (Supplementary) Project/Program Administration Manual Nov 2008
Loan Agreement for Rural Road Sector Project - Supplementary between Republic of Armenia and Asian Development Bank dated 18 November 2008 Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Nov 2008
Rural Road Sector Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Oct 2008
Rural Road Sector Project (Supplementary Loan) Design and Monitoring Frameworks Oct 2008
Rural Road Sector Project (Supplementary) Reports and Recommendations of the President Oct 2008

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