Bringing Better Transport Solutions to Yerevan

Video | 8 June 2020

ADB is financing a $120 million program for improving mobility in Yerevan, including the construction of the city’s western bypass, bus network design, a new bus depot, and capacity building for transport management.

The new road infrastructure will relieve the city from traffic congestion, diverting regional transport of people and goods away from the city center to benefit the economy and liveability of the capital.

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Yerevan, Armenia

These highways speed up travel in the capital of Armenia.

A new bypass road will divert traffic from the city’s downtown lanes

to accelerate the transport of time-sensitive cargo.

The Asian Development Bank is helping build these roads and more

through its Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program.

SOUNDBITE

Hrachya Sargsyan
First Deputy Mayor of Yerevan

“We thus have an opportunity to link two or three regions with one another using this bypass, and offloading the center of Yerevan.

As we know, all roads that are constructed in Armenia contribute to its GDP growth, enabling farmers and investors to spend shorter time on arriving at their destinations.”

The roads reduce travel time in Yerevan

and provide farmers and businesses in neighboring provinces

a link to the city’s markets.

The partnership with ADB has produced 11 kilometers of roads

with more to come.

All built on budget

on time

to world-class standards.

Maria Pia Ancora

Senior Urban Development Specialist

Asian Development Bank

Through close communication and hard work, we managed to overcome many difficulties which are typical for projects of this complexity.

Everybody is really working hard to deliver better transport solution to the city and its citizens. It shows in the quality of the results, it shows in the speed of construction, and I think it’s a great example.

These roads pave the way to a stronger economy
key to a better quality of life

for decades to come.