Armenia: Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 1

Sovereign Project | 42417-023 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Armenia upgrade its urban transport services in 12 major and secondary cities. The first tranche of the multitranche financing facility includes road improvements in the capital, Yerevan, and institutional development and capacity building.

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Project Name Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 1
Project Number 42417-023
Country Armenia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2752-ARM: MFF-Yerevan Sustainable Urban Transport Tranche 1
Asian Development Fund US$ 48.64 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - 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 Progress is on track
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Loan closing date extended from 30 June 2016 to 31 December 2017.

Package 1 civil works (Arshakunyats Highway) completed in December 2014. Package 2 civil works New Shirak Road Link and Artashat Highway awarded in December 2014 and is still ongoing.

LARPs 1 and 3 compliance report approved by ADB and disclosed. LARP 2 uploaded in web.

Detailed engineering and supervision consultants' contracts ongoing.

Geographical Location Yerevan

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Tranche 1 project is classified as category B, and two initial environmental examinations have been prepared. Tranche 1 subprojects will not have significant irreversible negative environmental impacts during or after construction. Yerevan municipality will require the contractor to implement the environmental management plan outlined in the intial environmental examination and in the framework. The plan will be part of the construction contract.
Involuntary Resettlement Tranche 1 project is classified as category A. Both subprojects under Tranche 1 involve land acquisition for which two land acquisition and resettlement plans were approved on 24 September 2010. The impact of subproject 2 is significant as more than 200 individuals will be relocated; while that of subproject 1 is marginal.
Indigenous Peoples The investment program areas do not include communities that may be defined as indigenous peoples under the ADB Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). Tranche 1 is classified as category C.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations were carried out with all stakeholder groups during program preparation and will continue throughout the program. Stakeholder consultations have been held with local residents and civil society in municipalities and affected neighborhoods. Consultations were also held at various levels of government such as with the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Environment, and Ministry of Culture, as well as with municipality districts governments, universities, and nongovernment organizations. Consultations in the community of development partners were with the World Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Investment Bank, the Millennium Development Corporation, KfW, and the Dutch Fund.
During Project Implementation Local communities were consulted throughout preparation to minimize adverse impact, ensure social acceptance, and improve equitability. The process will continue during implementation. The views and concerns of all stakeholders will be taken under consideration.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Detailed design consultants, program management and institutional consultants and independent monitoring consultants recruited.
Procurement Procurement of major equipment not yet started. Procurement of equipment for project management office ongoing.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Cesar Emilio Llorens Alvarez
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Economy
SECRETARIAT@MINECONOMY.AM
5 M. Mkrtchian Street, Yerevan 375010
Armenia

Timetable

Concept Clearance 08 Mar 2010
Fact Finding 09 Mar 2010 to 31 Mar 2010
MRM 14 May 2010
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 26 Jul 2010
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Loan 2752-ARM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 May 2011 19 May 2011 19 Jul 2011 30 Jun 2016 31 Dec 2017 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 60.05 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 48.64 09 May 2011 32.38 0.00 73%
Counterpart 11.41 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 09 May 2011 27.17 0.00 61%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - Satisfactory

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
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Emergency Reinforcement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2016
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Interchange Between NS Corridor and Artashat Highway Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Mar 2016
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 2: Argavand-Shirak Section Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Compliance Report Social Compliance Audit Report Feb 2016
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2016
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 2: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2016
SUDIP - Tranche 1: Construction of Road Links, Yerevan Western Ring Road - Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2015
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Emergency Reinforcement Under LARP 3 Resettlement Plans Nov 2015
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Corrective Action Plan due to Construction Issues under LARP 3 (Affected Persons: Meruzhan Grigoryan) Resettlement Plans Oct 2015
SUDIP (Tranche 1): Compliance Report on Implementation of LARP 3 (New Shirak Street Section) and Corrective Action Plans for LARP 1 (Arshakuniats Avenue and Artashat Highway Sections) and LARP 3 Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2015
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Corrective Action Plan on Unanticipated Impacts under LARP1 and LARP3 Resettlement Plans Jul 2015
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 2: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2015
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (January-December 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2014
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program (Tranche 1) - LARP for Subproject 1, Artashat Highway Section: Compliance Report (November 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Nov 2014
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: LARP 1 Section 2 - Arshakuniats Avenue Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2014
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Construction of Road Links of the Yerevan Western Ring Road, Road Link 3 - Argavand Junction Environmental Impact Assessments May 2014
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 1 Environmental Impact Assessments Apr 2014
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 1 Environmental Impact Assessments Feb 2014
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2014
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Construction of Two Road Links of Yerevan Western Ring Road Environmental Impact Assessments Nov 2013
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Arshakunyats Avenue and Artashat Highway Sections of Subproject 2 Resettlement Plans Nov 2013
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2013
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2012) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2013
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2011) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2013
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2011) Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2013
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2013
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2013
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program: Resettlement Plans (as of Board approval) Resettlement Plans Sep 2010
Yerevan Sustainable Urban Transport Program Tranche 1: Yerevan West Bypass Highways Project 1: Davidashen Bridge-Halabyan St.-Ashtarak Section Resettlement Plans Sep 2010
Yerevan Sustainable Urban Transport Program Tranche 1: Yerevan West Bypass Highways Project 3: Shirak St.-Artashat Highway Section Resettlement Plans Sep 2010
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Argavand Highway to Shirak Street Upgrade (Project 1) and Shirak Street to Artashat Highway Upgrade (Project 2) Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2010
Yerevan Sustainable Urban Transport Program Tranche 1: Davitashen Bridge to Ashtarak Highway Upgrade (Project 1) Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2010
Yerevan Sustainable Urban Transport Program Tranche 1: Argavand Highway to Shirak Street Upgrade (Project 2) Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2010
Yerevan Sustainable Urban Transport Program Tranche 1: Shirak Street to Artashat Highway Upgrade (Project 3) Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2010
Yerevan Sustainable Urban Transport Program Tranche 1: Metro Opera House Entrance Upgrade (Yeritasardakan) (Project 4) Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2010
Yerevan Sustainable Urban Transport Program Tranche 1: Yerevan West Bypass Highways Project 2: Shirak St.-Argavand Section Resettlement Plans Jul 2010
Yerevan Sustainable Urban Transport Program - Tranche 1: Argavand Highway to Shirak Street Upgrade (Project 1) Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2010
Yerevan Sustainable Urban Transport Program - Tranche 1: Shirak Street to Artashat Highway Upgrade (Project 2) Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2010
Yerevan Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Mar 2010
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Mar 2010

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