Armenia: North-South Road Corridor Development Program

Sovereign Project | 42145-012

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Project Name North-South Road Corridor Development Program
Project Number 42145-012
Country Armenia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7208-ARM: North-South Road Corridor Development Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
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 tbd
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Armenia is a mountainous country in the Lesser Caucasus area, bordering Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Turkey. Border issues have been a challenge to Armenia in its efforts to develop economic links to other countries in the region. This has an impact on major international road links to the Caspian Sea port, former Soviet Union countries, Europe, and the Russian Federation. Armenia has international highways linking it to European countries and the Russian Federation through the ports of Poti and Batumi and the highway network in Georgia and to Iran. Given its geographical location, Armenia has made efforts to strengthen its economic links to other economies. The land-bridge opportunities could link Armenia to its neighbors, thus boosting economic growth through links to Central Asia and Europe, and promoting greater trade and investment flows.

The Government?s strategic vision to expeditiously rehabilitate international transport corridors should be translated into an implementation action plan for physical investments together with suitable financing arrangements.

Impact Contribution to sustainable economic development in Armenia and its cooperation with neighboring countries through efficient transport services and increased trade.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome An efficient, safe, and sustainable north-south road corridor connecting Meghri, Kapan, Yerevan, and Bavra.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

The output of the TA will be (i) proposed multitranche financing facility (MFF) and related information such as the sector roadmap, strategy context, and policy framework; (ii) feasibility study and related due diligence and preliminary design of the components of the 1st tranche project under the MFF; and pre-feasibility study, preliminary LARP, and preliminary design for the 2nd and 3rd Tranche Projects.

Consulting services under the TA commenced in May 2009 with original completion in Nov 2009. The consulting services contract was extended to 15 Apr 2010 with a revised TA completion on 15 May 2010. TA has been completed. Final closing procedures underway.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
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 international consultants (23 person-months) associated with national consultants (37 person-months) engaged from a firm using the simplified technical proposal procedures based on the quality- and cost-based selection method, in accordance with ADB's guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Dong-Soo Pyo
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Transport & CommunicationHrant Beglaryanfdepmin@mtc.am28 Nalbandyan St. 0010 Yerevan Republic of Armenia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 30 Oct 2008
Fact Finding 20 Oct 2008 to 23 Oct 2008
MRM -
Approval 12 Dec 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 19 Nov 2008
Last PDS Update 22 Jul 2010

TA 7208-ARM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Dec 2008 19 Dec 2008 19 Dec 2008 30 Nov 2009 15 May 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 12 Dec 2008 993,118.80

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