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.
|Project Name||Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 1|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Urban roads and traffic management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Progress is on track|
|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.
Recruitment of consultants for new bus network and ITTS ongoing.
|Geographical Location||Argavand, Karmir Blur, Nerkin Shengavit'|
|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.|
|Consulting Services||Detailed design consultants, program management and institutional consultants and independent monitoring consultants recruited. Recruitment for transport sector reorganization and creation of Yerevan transport authority not yet started.|
|Procurement||Procurement of major equipment not yet started. Procurement of 2 new junctions not yet started.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Llorens, Cesar|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Armenia Resident Mission|
Ministry of Economy
5 M. Mkrtchian Street, Yerevan 375010
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||26 Jul 2010|
|Last PDS Update||07 Sep 2016|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|09 May 2011||19 May 2011||19 Jul 2011||30 Jun 2016||30 Jun 2020||-|
|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||34.46||0.00||78%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||09 May 2011||34.12||0.00||77%|
|Status of Covenants|
Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.
The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.
The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
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.
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
None currently available.
None currently available.
The Public Communications Policy (PCP) establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced in its operations to facilitate stakeholder participation in ADB's decision-making. For more information, refer to the Safeguard Policy Statement, Operations Manual F1, and Operations Manual L3.
Requests for information may also be directed to the InfoUnit.
No tenders for this project were found.
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|New Bus Network and Integrated Tariff and Ticketing System Consultant||Loan 2752||10 May 2017||WYG International Ltd. with Ameria CJSC Fimotions||WYG, Exetutive Park, Avalon Way, Anstey, Leicester, Leicestershire, Le7 7Gr United Kingdom||Ministry of Economic Development and Investments||Consultancy||740253.58|
|New Bus Network and Integrated Tariff and Ticketing System Consultant||Loan 2666||10 May 2017||Wyg Intl Ltd W/Ameria CJSC Fimotions||WYG, Executive Park, Avalon Way, Anstey, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE7 7GR United Kingdom||Ministry of Economic Development and Investments||Consulting Services||740254||739938|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Jun 2017|