Azerbaijan: Preparing the Railways Sector Development Program

Sovereign Project | 42376-012

Summary

The proposed Program is supporting ADB s Country Strategy for Azerbaijan, which identifies transport as a priority for assistance. It is also consistent with the Strategy of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program, which Azerbaijan is actively participating in. Transport is one of the priority areas under CAREC.

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Project Name Preparing the Railways Sector Development Program
Project Number 42376-012
Country Azerbaijan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7150-AZE: Preparing the Railways Sector Development Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Rail transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed Program is supporting ADB s Country Strategy for Azerbaijan, which identifies transport as a priority for assistance. It is also consistent with the Strategy of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program, which Azerbaijan is actively participating in. Transport is one of the priority areas under CAREC.
Impact Enhanced railway transport services in Azerbaijan in support of the country's economic and social development as well as increased regional trade.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome A project design that the borrower and ADB have agreed upon.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs (i) Packages of projects fit into the multitranche financing facility; and (ii) Feasibility study and preliminary/detailed design for the components of tranche 1 project.
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 26 person-months of international consultants and 32 person-months of national consultants will be engaged from a firm using the simplified technical proposal procedures based on 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 TransportMusa Panahov, Deputy Minister1054 Tibilisi avenue, Az 1122, Baku
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 Aug 2008
Fact Finding 05 Aug 2008 to 13 Aug 2008
MRM -
Approval 17 Oct 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 17 Sep 2008
Last PDS Update 22 Apr 2010

TA 7150-AZE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Oct 2008 11 Nov 2008 11 Nov 2008 31 May 2009 30 Apr 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 17 Oct 2008 459,343.90

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