Georgia: Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program - Tranche 3

Sovereign Project | 42414-043 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Georgia improve the transport system and infrastructure in urban areas. The third project under the program will construct a 6.8-kilometer section of the Tbilisi-Rustavi Urban Road Link and undertake the second phase of the Anaklia Coastal Improvement. This project will improve the urban environment and strengthen economic and tourism development and regional integration.

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Project Name Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program - Tranche 3
Project Number 42414-043
Country Georgia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3063-GEO: MFF- Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program Tranche 3
Ordinary capital resources US$ 73.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
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 Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Ongoing.

Ongoing.

Geographical Location Tbilisi,Anaklia,Rustavi

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects These Tranche 3 subprojects finance construction of one 6.8 km section (Section 2) of the urban road link Tbilisi-Rustavi, and Anaklia costal protection from beach and shoreline erosion. The road would partly be a new alignment including a segment along the riverbank of Mktvari river. The Anaklia coastal project would be for 1.4-km structure of underwater breakwaters and beach nourishment in an area for future tourism development. The subprojects would have environmental impacts mainly during the construction phase involving large amount of earthwork, land filling and embankment protection. These impacts can be minimized and mitigated. An IEE report for the Anaklia coastal subproject has been approved. An IEE report for the road subproject has been approved and includes adequate mitigation measures. Tranche 3 is category B for Environment.
Involuntary Resettlement

Subproject 1: Tbilisi-Rustavi Urban Road Link (section 2)

Alignment alternatives have been considered and analyzed against a number of aspects including potential LAR impacts. The preferred option is 6.8km long. The alignment of TRURL Section 2 was selected by the government in April 2013 based on this multicriteria analysis. The selected option significantly minimizes resettlement impacts and is less disruptive for the urban environment and residents. The engineering design has been finalized in Q3 2015. The LARP has been updated accordingly and disclosed. The sub- project is therefore Category A.

Subproject 2: Anaklia Coastal Improvement Project (Phase 2)

The project is an extension of phase 1 works carried out under earlier tranches and includes (i) construction of underwater breakwaters (1.4 km); (ii) beach line Improvement with Artificial Nourishment of Sand; (iii) reinforcement of Enguri River banks, with armor stones. This subproject will create no resettlement impact.

Indigenous Peoples

Subproject 1: Tbilisi-Rustavi Urban Road Link (section 2)

There will be no impact on Indigenous or Ethnic Minority People.

Subproject 2: Anaklia Coastal Improvement Project (Phase 2)

There will be no impact on Indigenous or Ethnic Minority People.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations were carried out with all the stakeholders during Tranche preparation and finalization of engineering design and safeguards documents, with local residents and civil society. Stakeholders were informed about the subprojects, and information will continue to be provided during implementation of the project. Consultations were also held at various levels of government, including Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure, Tbilisi City Hall, local governments at the rayon (district municipality) level.
During Project Implementation Stakeholder participation and consultation will be assessed in the course of implementation of the project.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consulting services comprise of recruitment of Project financial statement and independent audit, and Independent Monitoring Agency. Total consulting services contracts is estimated at $1.1 million.
Procurement

There are 2 civil works contracts (ICB method), totaling $73.35 million, as follows:

(1) Tbilisi-Rustavi Urban Road Link (section 2), contract award expected in Q3 2016

(2) Anaklia Coastal Improvement (phase 2), contract awarded on 26 September 2014

Responsible Staff

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 Georgia
MDF@MDF.ORG.GE
150, D. Agmashenebeli Ave., 0112 Tbilisi, Georgia

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 26 Sep 2013
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Loan 3063-GEO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Nov 2013 19 Dec 2013 14 Mar 2014 31 Dec 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 118.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 73.00 25 Nov 2013 3.09 0.00 4%
Counterpart 45.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 25 Nov 2013 17.81 0.00 24%

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
SUTIP - Tranche 3: Environmental Monitoring Report (September 2015-February 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2016
Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program - Tranche 3: Tbilisi-Rustavi Urban Road Link (Section 2) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2015
Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program - Tranche 3: Tbilisi-Rustavi Urban Link (Section 2 Part B) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Sep 2015
Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program - Tranche 3: Environmental Monitoring Report (March-August 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2015
Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program - Tranche 3: Environmental Monitoring Report (September 2014-February 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2015
Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program - Tranche 3: Tbilisi-Rustavi Urban Link (Section 2 Part A) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Oct 2014
Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program - Tranche 3: Environmental Monitoring Report (March-August 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2014
Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program - Tranche 3: Tbilisi-Rustavi Urban Road Link (Section 2) Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2013
Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program - Tranche 3: Anaklia Coastal Improvement Project [Phase 2] Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2013
Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program - Tranche 3: Tbilisi-Rustavi Urban Road Link (Section 2) Resettlement Plans Aug 2013

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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