Azerbaijan: Second Road Network Development Program

Sovereign Project | 45389-003

Summary

The SSTA is in preparation to the MFF investment program, Second Road Network Development Program. Its output will be the individual consultants reports that will include (i) due diligence to meet ADB's requirements for (a) technical aspects related to selection and construction of road sections; assessing specific institutional capacity development needs for sustainable use of the project facilities; (b) economic and financial viability and sustainability; (ii) preparation of the Environmental Assessment and Review Framework (EARF), reviewing and updating the environmental impact assessment reports with appropriate environmental monitoring and management plans; (iii) assessment and/or due diligence work of land acquisition and resettlement impacts, preparation of a land acquisition and resettlement framework, for the MFF as the whole and if required, resettlement plan(s)/corrective action plan(s); and (iv) prepare a poverty and social analysis.

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Project Name Second Road Network Development Program
Project Number 45389-003
Country Azerbaijan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8071-AZE: Second Road Network Development Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The SSTA is in preparation to the MFF investment program, Second Road Network Development Program. Its output will be the individual consultants reports that will include (i) due diligence to meet ADB's requirements for (a) technical aspects related to selection and construction of road sections; assessing specific institutional capacity development needs for sustainable use of the project facilities; (b) economic and financial viability and sustainability; (ii) preparation of the Environmental Assessment and Review Framework (EARF), reviewing and updating the environmental impact assessment reports with appropriate environmental monitoring and management plans; (iii) assessment and/or due diligence work of land acquisition and resettlement impacts, preparation of a land acquisition and resettlement framework, for the MFF as the whole and if required, resettlement plan(s)/corrective action plan(s); and (iv) prepare a poverty and social analysis.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The investment program will promote regional cooperation and integration, and widen access to social and economic opportunities via improved road infrastructure in Azerbaijan. It will also strengthen the government's capacity in strategic planning, project preparation and implementation, maintenance and governance in the road subsector.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Alyat-Masalli
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

Potential initial stakeholders include the government, civil society, nongovernment organizations, the private sector, residents in the program areas, and other development partners.

Consultations were conducted to supplement the earlier consultations conducted as part of the EIA and LARP preparation/implementation to identify any pending concerns and update/inform the local communities on the project activities, including mitigation measures, grievance redress mechanism and other project-related concerns. Coordination with NGOs monitoring construction activities in the corridor was continued and improved. A qualitative social and gender analysis (focus group discussion and key informant interviews etc with women and men in the program areas) is planned to be conducted under Project 1.

During Project Implementation Public consultation was conducted during project preparation (LARP, EIA) in a previous project, and will continue as a means to achieve maximum beneficiary buy-in during implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Individual consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Balabhaskara Reddy Bathula
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of TransportMr. Musa Panahov, Deputy Ministerpanahov@mintrans.az1054, Tbilisi Avenue Baku, AZ1122 Republic of Azerbaijan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 13 Apr 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 14 Jun 2013

TA 8071-AZE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Apr 2012 - 13 Apr 2012 31 Jul 2012 31 Jul 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 13 Apr 2012 186,089.41

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