Georgia: Georgia Sustainable Urban Transport Project

Sovereign Project | 42414-012

Summary

The proposed project supports country strategy outcomes by (i) improving service delivery in municipal infrastructure within the evolving decentralization process, (ii) reducing road transportation constraints on economic activity. Consistent with the IOS themes, public?private partnerships will be an essential element in improving the efficiency of urban service delivery. The proposed project will promote efficient and effective urban transport services with incentives and capacity to improve quality, reliability, accessibility, affordability, integration and coverage of transport services.

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Project Name Georgia Sustainable Urban Transport Project
Project Number 42414-012
Country Georgia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7296-GEO: Georgia Sustainable Urban Transport Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.10 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Health - Health care finance
Public sector management - Economic affairs management
Transport - Urban public transport
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed project supports country strategy outcomes by (i) improving service delivery in municipal infrastructure within the evolving decentralization process, (ii) reducing road transportation constraints on economic activity. Consistent with the IOS themes, public?private partnerships will be an essential element in improving the efficiency of urban service delivery. The proposed project will promote efficient and effective urban transport services with incentives and capacity to improve quality, reliability, accessibility, affordability, integration and coverage of transport services.
Impact Improved urban environment, local economy and public health within urban areas.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Design and initialization of a multitranche financing facility (MFF), including summary sector road map and medium term investment program, upon which the Government and ADB agree, and technical assistance to launch loan-financed components and accelerate MFF implementation.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs A) Sector strategy: strategic directions; success factors and constraints; policy, institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks; management capacity; operations and sustainability; trends and nature of capital investment; and pricing and tariff policy. B) Policy Framework and Institutional Development Plan: including MFF reform action plan aimed at cost-efficiency, sustainability and private sector involvement; to include capacity assessments and comparative analysis of options. C) Investment program comprising non-physical and physical investments in: Organizational structures for improving service reliability, including options for economic scale, efficiency, new contracting modalities, models for municipal development funds, private sector participation, clean development mechanism, etc.; Infrastructure works, comprising feasibility studies, preliminary design and due diligence work for first tranche investments. D) Financial Analysis and Plan- Financial Management Assessment of potential executing agency and implementing agencies; Financial projections/FIRR calculation. E) Due diligence analyses and documentation: Baseline service delivery and transport coverage surveys; Poverty analysis; Traffic counts and accidents survey; Economic analysis/EIRR calculation; Social safeguards and thematic documentation (e.g., Land Acquisition and Resettlements Framework; land acquisition due diligence reports/resettlement plans, including consultation with relevant communities and any affected persons; assessment of impact on any indigenous people; gender impact analysis; labor impact analysis, etc.); Environmental safeguards documentation (e.g., Environmental Assessment Review Framework, Initial Environment Examinations for subprojects, inlcuding consultation with relevant communities and any affected persons.) ; Implementation risk analysis and mitigation plan. F) Consultation and Communication strategy and plan covering both Facility processing and program implementation period; to include workshop to seek stakeholder inputs and consensus on program design. G) Capacity development for accelerated program implementation including: staff recruitment and support for advance action; recruitment of MFF-financed consultants (e.g., detail engineering design & construction supervision consultants, program support consultants, etc.); development of results monitoring and evaluation system.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Urban areas
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 project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) will use an international firm recruited under Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS). A total of 35.5 person-months of international and 49 person-months of national consultant services will be required.
Responsible ADB Officer Bertrand Goalou
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Municipal Development Fund of GeorgiaKonstantine Mgeladze kmgeladze@mdf.org.ge150 David Agmashenebeli Avenue 0112, Tbilisi, Georgia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 21 May 2009
Fact Finding 20 Apr 2009 to 21 Apr 2009
MRM -
Approval 08 Jun 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 21 Sep 2009
Last PDS Update 20 May 2011

TA 7296-GEO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Jun 2009 09 Jul 2009 09 Jul 2009 31 Mar 2010 31 Jul 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,100,000.00 0.00 160,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,260,000.00 08 Jun 2009 938,122.24
Title Document Type Document Date
Georgian Sustainable Urban Transport Project Design and Monitoring Frameworks Jun 2009
Georgian Sustainable Urban Transport Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Jun 2009

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