Georgia: Ajara Bypass Roads Development

Sovereign Project | 41122-012

Summary

The TA aims to develop an efficient and safe road transport system in the project areas between Poti and Sarpi in the Ajara Autonomous Republic of Georgia. The TA's scope includes preparing a feasibility study and the design agreed to between the Government and ADB for the Ajara Bypass Roads Development Project.

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Project Name Ajara Bypass Roads Development
Project Number 41122-012
Country Georgia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7059-GEO: Ajara Bypass Roads Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
TA 7059-GEO: Ajara Bypass Roads Development (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 280,000.00
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 TA aims to develop an efficient and safe road transport system in the project areas between Poti and Sarpi in the Ajara Autonomous Republic of Georgia. The TA's scope includes preparing a feasibility study and the design agreed to between the Government and ADB for the Ajara Bypass Roads Development Project.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy An ADB interim operational strategy for Georgia (2008-2009) currently under preparation identifies the reduction of road transport constraints on economic actvities as a priority area for ADB assistance. The TA is consistent with the proposed interim operational strategy. The TA is also consistent with the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) strategy, because the proposed bypass roads are part of the east?west highway, which is the extension of Corridor 2 identified in the recently developed CAREC Regional Transport Sector Strategy.
Impact The impact of the PPTA is to develop an efficient and safe road transportation system in the project areas between Poti and Sarpi in the Ajara Autonomous Republic.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Design of an investment project, which will construct two bypass roads (i.e., the Batumi bypass road and the Choloki-Makhinjauri road or the Kobuleti bypass road) prepared and agreed to by the Government of Georgia and ADB.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs The feasibility study for the investment project, which includes a road subsector analysis, preliminary engineering design, economic analysis, poverty and social analysis, environmental impact assessment, and resettlement plan.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location The project areas are located along the coast of the Black Sea in the west part of Georgia.
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
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 TA will require about 45.5 person-months of consultant inputs (17 international and and 28.5 national). The international consultant's team will comprise (i) a road engineer/team leader, (ii) a transport economist, (iii) an institutional/financial specialist, (iv) an environment specialist, and (v) a social development specialist. The international consultants will be supported by national consultants with similar expertise.
Responsible ADB Officer Hong Wang
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
GeorgiaMr. Ramaz Nikolaishvili12 Khazbegi str, 0160 Tbilisi, Georgia
Road Dept-Min.of Reg. Devt. and Infrastructure12 Khazbegi Str. 0160 Tbilisi
Georgia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 19 Nov 2007
Fact Finding 17 Oct 2007 to 21 Oct 2007
MRM -
Approval 28 Jan 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 18 Dec 2007
Last PDS Update 22 Apr 2010

TA 7059-GEO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Jan 2008 20 Oct 2008 20 Oct 2008 31 Dec 2008 31 May 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
880,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,030,000.00 28 Jan 2008 827,782.78
Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Ajara Bypass Road Development Project Consultants' Reports Aug 2009
Ajara Bypass Roads Development Project Design and Monitoring Frameworks Jan 2008
Preparing the Ajara Bypass Roads Development Project Technical Assistance Reports Jan 2008

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