Azerbaijan: Second Road Network Development Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 45389-001 Status: Active


The Asian Development Bank is working with Azerbaijan to build an efficient and safe southern highway to the capital city of Baku. The project is building about 63 kilometers of road sections on the new Masalli-Shorsulu road and about 33 kilometers of road between the cities of Jalilabad and Shorsulu. These new and improved roads are increasing trade within Azerbaijan and helping the country trade with its neighbors.

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Project Name Second Road Network Development Investment Program
Project Number 45389-001
Country Azerbaijan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept 0071-AZE: Second Road Network Development Investment Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 500.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome To be determined at completion.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Two tranches have been approved under the MFF. Project 1 (Loan 2921-AZE) is under implementation, while Project 2 (Loan 3144-AZE) is not yet effective.

For Project 1, all contracts have been awarded and are ongoing. Civil works progress is low but is expected to improve in the coming months as delays in the preparation and approval of construction drawings has been largely solved. Safeguard monitoring is ongoing and no major issues were identified.

For Project 2, procurement of civil works and recruitment of construction supervision consultant are at an advance stage.

Geographical Location Masalli - Shorsulu

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The projects under tranches 1 and 2 are classified as environment category A. The EIA report recommends specific mitigation measures with regard to highway design and construction and a robust long-term monitoring program, and also proposes an offset program. The contracts for the supervision consultant, program management consultant, and the civil works contractors will include stringent provisions for compliance with environmental safeguards.
Involuntary Resettlement

Tranche 1 is classified as category A for involuntary resettlement.

Tranche 2 is classified as category B for involuntary resettlement.

Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Coordination with NGOs monitoring construction activities in the corridor will continue and be improved.
During Project Implementation Public consultation will continue as a means to achieve maximum beneficiary buy-in during implementation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services All consulting services to be financed under the Facility will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All goods and services to be financed under the Facility will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). Procurement plans will be developed for each tranche project.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Zheng Wu
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Transport
Mr. Musa Panahov, Deputy Minister
1054, Tbilisi Avenue Baku, AZ1122 Republic of Azerbaijan


Concept Clearance 13 Apr 2012
Fact Finding 25 Jun 2012 to 29 Jun 2012
MRM 24 Jul 2012
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 17 Mar 2015

MFF Facility Concept 0071-AZE

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 625.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 500.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 125.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

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