Georgia: Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program - Tranche 2

Sovereign Project | 42414-033

Summary

Project 2 will improve the urban transport system in urban areas and comprises one subproject: the section 1 (km 0-4) and section 3 (km 10.5-17.1) of the international standard Tbilisi-Rustavi Urban Road Link. The Government, through the Ministry of Finance has submitted on 19 March 2012, the periodic financing request (PFR) for Tranche 2, requesting a loan from ADB's ordinary capital resources and ADB's Special Funds resources. Project 2 will improve the urban environment, strengthen economic and tourism development and regional integration.

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Project Name Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program - Tranche 2
Project Number 42414-033
Country Georgia
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2879-GEO: Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program - Tranche 2
Ordinary capital resources US$ 48.89 million
Loan 2880-GEO: Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program Tranche 2
Asian Development Fund US$ 16.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development - Urban roads and traffic management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description Project 2 will improve the urban transport system in urban areas and comprises one subproject: the section 1 (km 0-4) and section 3 (km 10.5-17.1) of the international standard Tbilisi-Rustavi Urban Road Link. The Government, through the Ministry of Finance has submitted on 19 March 2012, the periodic financing request (PFR) for Tranche 2, requesting a loan from ADB's ordinary capital resources and ADB's Special Funds resources. Project 2 will improve the urban environment, strengthen economic and tourism development and regional integration.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The government envisions the cities as the engine of economic growth and job creation. The government emphasizes city cluster development and the delivery of quality infrastructure and urban services. These are considered essential to increase quality of life, attract investment and increase productivity and competitiveness. The strategic vision is shared by all municipalities. In this regard, the Government has been working out an urban and regional renewal strategy and has been supporting the business plan to attract private investments.

In line with the urban transport sector roadmap prepared for the MFF, development plans are prepared for various regions with the support of international development partners. Urban transport, with the other urban services, constitutes the core of this strategy. The MFF policy framework outlined in 2010 is being implemented and rolled out. It promotes competition, private sector, efficiency, fairness, transparency, environmental sustainability, value for money with regard to capital investment, maintenance, and service provision.

The urban transport sector roadmap priorities approved on 25 June 2010 are to (i) complete and upgrade the road network, (ii) develop public transport and nonmotorized transport to reduce pollution, noise, and traffic accidents, and (iii) improve living conditions. These strategic objectives are fully consistent with the Interim Operational Strategy of Georgia and in line with ADB's sustainable transport objectives.

As part of this MFF, the government, (including the MDF, Tbilisi and the other municipalities) reqyestedADB for a second tranche to help them tackle the urban transport problem within the framework of the urban renewal strategy. The policy reform framework has been particularly actively implemented in Tbilisi under Tranche 1 and is also rolled out in other secondary cities during tranche 2.

Impact Improved urban environment, local economy and better living conditions within urban areas
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Efficient, reliable and affordable urban transport services provided in relevant cities
Progress Toward Outcome --
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Urban transport infrastructure extended, rehabilitated and improved by MDF and relevant municipalities

Subprojects for subsequent tranches ready for implementation

Establishment of skilled and experienced units to oversee the management and the implementation of the Project in MDF and relevant municipalities

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Works ongoing.

Detailed design is ongoing, and is expected to be finalized in Q2 2015.

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Partially achieved.

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Geographical Location Tbilisi-Rustavi
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects

- Project is classified as environmental category B under ADB's Safeguards Policy Statement, 2009

- The environmental assessment and review and framework (EARF) approved in 2010 is still applicable for the tranche.

- The initial environmental examination (IEE) have been prepared and posted on ADB and MDF websites.

- Environmental Management and Monitoring Plan will be updated during detailed engineering design, incorporated in bidding documents and civil works contracts and monitored during construction.

Involuntary Resettlement

Land Acquisition and Resettlement (LAR)

- Project is classified as involuntary resettlement category A with major impact under ADB's Safeguards Policy Statement, 2009

- The land acquisition and resettlement framework (LARF) approved in 2010 is still applicable for the tranche.

- The Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan (LARPs) have been prepared and posted on ADB and MDF websites.

- The LARP has been implemented and compliance has been confirmed prior to the commencement of the works.

Indigenous Peoples

- Project is classified as category C under ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement, 2009

- The Project is not expected to affect indigenous people as defined under the ADB's Safeguards Policy Statement, 2009

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design See participation and consultation for the Facility
During Project Implementation Stakeholder participation and consultation will be assessed in the course of implementation of the project.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Consulting services contracts have been budgeted with total contract value of $4.6 million.

(i) Batumi coastal improvement engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM); awarded in November 2014.

(ii) Capacity building for Tranche 2 technical expertise, assistance, and training on project management, safeguards, financial and procurement. MDF underwent a reorganization in 2014, in consultation with the donor community, and which included the recruitment of new staff for key positions. MDF will perform a need assessment and to develop a detailed capacity building program.

(iii) Development of a bridge, road, and tunnel laboratory at the Georgia Technical University MRDI, the Road Department and MDF have consulted with the University to refine arrangements and the scope of activities. A memorandum of understanding was signed by all parties in 2014.

Procurement After the major change in scope, the Tbilisi-Rustavi urban road link (sections 1 and 3) remains the only subproject to be implemented in Project 2.
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 GeorgiaMDF@MDF.ORG.GE150, D. Agmashenebeli Ave., 0112 Tbilisi
,Georgia
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 24 Jul 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Mar 2015

Loan 2879-GEO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Jul 2012 24 Jul 2012 20 Aug 2012 31 Dec 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 48.89 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 48.89 24 Jul 2012 31.52 0.00 64%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Jul 2012 27.19 0.00 56%

Loan 2880-GEO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Jul 2012 24 Jul 2012 20 Aug 2012 31 Dec 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 44.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 16.00 24 Jul 2012 10.74 0.00 70%
Counterpart 28.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Jul 2012 8.65 0.00 56%

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program - Tranche 2: Addendum to Tbilisi-Rustavi Urban Road Link - Secondary Road for Section 3 Resettlement Plans May 2015
Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2014
Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program, Tranche 2 - Section 1, km 0 to 4 Tbilisi-Phonichala: Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan (Addendum) Resettlement Plans Dec 2014
Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (June 2013 - January 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2014
Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2013
Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program-Tranche 2: Construction of the Mtskheta Bridge Over River Aragvi in Mtskheta Municipality Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2012
Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program - Tranche 2: Modernization of Tbilisi-Rustavi Section of the Tbilisi-Red Bridge [Azerbaijani Border] Road Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2012
Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program, Tranche 2 (Mtskheta Bridge Project) (Draft IEE) Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2012
Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program, Tranche 2 (Mtskheta Bridge Project) Resettlement Plans Jun 2012
Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program, Tranche 2 (Section 3: km 10.5 to 17.1 Tbilisi-Phonichala): Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2012
Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program, Tranche 2 (Section 1: km 0 to 4 Tbilisi-Phonichala) Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2012
Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program, Tranche 2 (Section 1: km 0 to 4 Tbilisi-Phonichala) Resettlement Plans Apr 2012
Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program, Tranche 2 (Section 3: km 10.5 to 17.1 Tbilisi-Phonichala) Resettlement Plans Apr 2012

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