Georgia: Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 3 (Additional Financing)

Sovereign Project | 41122-043 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is supporting Georgia’s program to overhaul vital roads between Central Asia and the Caucasus. Additional financing for the program will complete the 33.6-kilometer, two-lane bypass road detouring Kobuleti, strengthen asset management capacity of the Roads Department, and improve road safety.

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Project Name Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 3 (Additional Financing)
Project Number 41122-043
Country Georgia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2843-GEO: Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 3 (Additional Financing)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 140.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Civil works under Lot 2 (km 12.4 to km 31.2) is about 61% completed as of end February 2016. A consultation mission was fielded in Feb 2016 to discuss and agree with the scope of works to be financed using loan savings.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Works progress is low because land acquisition has taken substantially longer than estimated (expropriations and negotiations are ongoing), but is expected to improve as the critical bridge section is now accessible to contractor. Expropriation of the remaining land is expected to be resolved soon.

RD intends to use the resources for this component for a research on new maintenance practices and materials for the road network.

About 50% of the road safety component has been completed. A road safety audit was conducted in the Contract 1 section, which has proven very valuable.

Recruitment of consultant for the detailed design of Chumateleti-Kharagauli road is ongoing.

Recruitment of consultant for the feasibility study of Batumi-Sarpi road has not started.

Geographical Location between Kobuleti and Batumi

Safeguard Categories

Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Same as Loan 2560-GEO.
Involuntary Resettlement Same as principal Loan 2560-GEO.
Indigenous Peoples Project is classified as Category C (same as in principal Loan 2560)
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations were carried out with all the stakeholders during program preparation. As an integral part of the safeguards planning, affected communities and affected persons were directly and fully involved in the project preparation and during the design. All stakeholders were informed about the project, and the stream of information will continue during the implementation of the project. Extensive consultation events were arranged at various stages of social and resettlement project preparation alternative alignment feasibility study, cadastral survey of affected lands, land census survey, socioeconomic survey, and targeted consultation meetings with affected people and local stakeholder organizations and individuals. Consultations were also held at various levels of government offices such as the Department of Roads (including its resettlement division), the National Agency for Public Registry under the Ministry of Justice, local governments at the rayon (district municipality) level, gamgebeli (governors), property recognition committees in the rayon, and sacrebulo (representative local autonomous bodies).
During Project Implementation Stakeholder participation and consultation is continuing. The Roads Department has consultants to regularly monitor the activities of the contractor in relation to the LARP and EMP, to coordinate with the local governments, and ensure that the grievance redress mechanism is properly functioning. An independent external monitor conducts biannual consultations with local people and reports to RD and ADB. A greivance redress mechanism is in place and RD has appointed two field officers for regular consultation with the communities and other parties and report the outcomes to ADB through the monthly progress reports. Implementation progress are disclosed at the ADB website.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Same consulting services requirements as that of the principal Loan 2560 GEO.
Procurement Same procurement requirements as that of the principal Loan 2560 GEO.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Ari Kalliokoski
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Road Department-Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure
12 Khazbegi Str. 0160 Tbilisi Georgia

Timetable

Concept Clearance 29 May 2009
Fact Finding -
MRM 16 Dec 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Loan 2843-GEO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Dec 2011 18 Apr 2012 13 Jun 2012 31 Dec 2015 31 Dec 2017 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 165.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 140.00 22 Dec 2011 58.57 0.00 42%
Counterpart 25.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 22 Dec 2011 30.78 0.00 22%

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 3: Construction Supervision of Kobuleti Bypass Road Biannual Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2016
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 3 (AF): Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan 3 (Section C, Segment 1) Compliance Report Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 3: Construction Supervision of Kobuleti Bypass Road Biannual Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2015
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 3 (AF): Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan 3 (Section C, Segment 8) Compliance Report Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2015
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 3: Construction Supervision of Kobuleti Bypass Road Biannual Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2015
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 3: LARP Implementation Progress Report Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2015
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 3 (Additional Financing): Social Monitoring Report (October 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2014
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 3 (Additional Financing): Section 2: Kobuleti Bypass Road (km 12+400 - km 31+259) Resettlement Plans Jun 2014
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 3: Construction Supervision of Kobuleti Bypass Road: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2013
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 1 and Tranche 3 (Additional Financing): Final Compliance Report (Segment B of Section 2: Kobuleti Bypass Road) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2013
Road Corridor Investment Program–Tranche 1 and Tranche 3 (Additional Financing) Social Monitoring Reports May 2013
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 3 (Additional Financing): Section 2: Kobuleti Bypass Road (km 12+400 ~ km 31+259 Environmental Impact Assessments Sep 2012
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 3 (Additional Financing): Section 2: Kobuleti Bypass Road (km 12+400 ~ km 31+259) Resettlement Plans Sep 2012
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 3 (Additional Financing): Construction of Kobuleti Bypass Road Section Km 12+400~Km 31+300 (Draft) Environmental Impact Assessments Dec 2011
Roads Corridor Investment Program: Land Acquisition and Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Dec 2011
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 3 (Additional Financing) Resettlement Plans Dec 2011

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