Armenia: Yerevan Sustainable Urban Transport Project

Sovereign Project | 42417-012

Summary

The PPTA will prepare, review and validate feasibility study and design of a project suitable for ADB financing and will build capacity to implement such a project to develop well-managed, results-oriented urban transport system and improve basic urban services delivery in Yerevan. The expected lending modality is a ultitranch financing facility (MFF), but the PPTA will confirm the best vehicle.

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Project Name Yerevan Sustainable Urban Transport Project
Project Number 42417-012
Country Armenia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7340-ARM: Yerevan Sustainable Urban Transport Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.10 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Transport - Urban public transport
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The PPTA will prepare, review and validate feasibility study and design of a project suitable for ADB financing and will build capacity to implement such a project to develop well-managed, results-oriented urban transport system and improve basic urban services delivery in Yerevan. The expected lending modality is a ultitranch financing facility (MFF), but the PPTA will confirm the best vehicle.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The PPTA will prepare, review and validate feasibility study and design of a project suitable for ADB financing, and will build capacity to implement such a project to develop well-managed, results-oriented urban transport systems and improve basic urban services delivery in Yerevan. The expected lending modality is a multitranche financing facility (MFF), but the PPTA will confirm the best vehicle. The MFF will adopt a holistic approach to finance better urban management through a series of non-physical and physical investments.
Impact Improved urban environment, local economy and promote private sector involvement 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; and operations and sustainability.

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 investments in: i) Organizational structures for improving service efficiency, new contracting modalities, private sector participation, clean development mechanism, etc.; ii) Infrastructure works, comprising feasibility studies, preliminary design and due diligence work for first tranche investments;

D. Financial Analysis and Plan i) Financial projections/FIRR calculation;

E. Due diligence analyses and documentation: i) Baseline service delivery and transport coverage surveys; ii) Passengers traffic surveys and road counts; iii) Poverty analysis; iv) Economic analysis/EIRR calculation; v) Social safeguards and thematic documentation (e.g., Land Acquisition and Resettlement 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.); vi) Environmental safeguards documentation (e.g., Environmental Assessment Review Framework, Initial Environment Examinations for subprojects, including consultation with relevant communities and any affected persons.); vii) 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: i) recruitment of MFF-financed consultants (e.g., detail engineering design & construction supervision consultants, program support consultants, etc.); ii) development of results monitoring and evaluation system.

Time frame. The PPTA extends over 9 months and divides into two components, the first focusing on MFF Design (6 months) and the second, carried out simultaneously, performing due diligence for MFF first tranche implementation (9 months). Reporting outputs are (i) Inception (September 2009); (ii) Interim (November 2009); (iii) Draft Final Report-Feasibility studies (January 2010); (iv) Draft Preliminary Design (March 2010); (v) Final Report-Preliminary Design (May 2010). Workshop seeking stakeholder views will also be provided as produced.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Yerevan
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
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 firm recruited under Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS). The weighting will be 80% for technical offer and 20% for financial offer. A total of 38 person-months of international and 47 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
Yerevan Municipality Ashot Mnatsakanyancontacts@yerevan.amCity Hall of Yerevan 1 Argishti Street Yerevan -0015
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 Jul 2009
Fact Finding 14 Jun 2009 to 17 Jun 2009
MRM -
Approval 07 Sep 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 21 Sep 2009
Last PDS Update 20 May 2011

TA 7340-ARM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Sep 2009 05 Oct 2009 05 Oct 2009 31 Jul 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 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,350,000.00 07 Sep 2009 1,005,553.80

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