The Rural Road Sector Project (the Project) will (i) enhance the economic integration of selected rural communities, which make up about 10% of the total rural population, through improvement of high priority rural feeder roads totaling about 260 kilometers (km) connected to the national road network; and (ii) strengthen the transport sector management capability. The outcome will be increased mobility and improved accessibility to basic social service delivery institutions, employment opportunities, and domestic and international markets for communities and enterprises in rural and urban areas of the four regions.
|Project Name||Rural Road Sector Project (Supplementary)|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The Rural Road Sector Project (the Project) will (i) enhance the economic integration of selected rural communities, which make up about 10% of the total rural population, through improvement of high priority rural feeder roads totaling about 260 kilometers (km) connected to the national road network; and (ii) strengthen the transport sector management capability. The outcome will be increased mobility and improved accessibility to basic social service delivery institutions, employment opportunities, and domestic and international markets for communities and enterprises in rural and urban areas of the four regions. The feeder roads improved under the Project will lead to (i) higher and more frequent quality transport services available for road users; (ii) increased business opportunities for private sector in general, particularly agriculture (including agro-processing), industrial, and service sectors; and (iii) more synergetic benefits from close partnerships in the road and other sectors relevant to the Project. Furthermore, the Project will improve transport sector management through the TA that is attached to the Project|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The principal loan 2351-ARM for the Rural Roads Sector Project of Special Drawing Rights (SDR) 2,075,000 ($30.6 million equivalent), and the supplementary Loan 2467-ARM of SDR 11,201,000 ($17.32 million equivalent) were signed on 15 November 2007 and 18 November 2008, respectively. Both loans are effective with closing date of 30 June 2011.|
|Impact||Poverty reduction in the project area.|
|Description of Outcome||Improved access of rural populations in the project area to jobs, markets, and social services, and the major trunk road networks through reduction in road transport costs.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Package 1 and 2 works were completed in September 2010. All works are expected to be completed by end August 2011.|
|Description of Project Outputs||Improvement to high-priority roads|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||Package 1 and 2 works were completed in September 2010. All Contractors for Package 3 Works have proceeded with their works during June 2011. All works are expected to be completed by end August 2011.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The supervision consultant, engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use fo Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time) is funded under the original loan.|
|Procurement||Civil works package will be procured using ADB standard bidding documents under ICB procedures with post-qualification.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Ahonen, Arto T.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, CWRD|
Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies
PO Box 69, 0010
|Concept Clearance||07 Sep 2008|
|Fact Finding||14 Jul 2008 to 19 Jul 2008|
|MRM||11 Sep 2008|
|Approval||07 Nov 2008|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||16 Oct 2008|
|Last PDS Update||08 Jan 2013|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|07 Nov 2008||18 Nov 2008||06 Jan 2009||30 Jun 2011||30 Sep 2011||08 Dec 2011|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||23.44||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||17.32||07 Nov 2008||16.58||0.00||99%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||07 Nov 2008||16.79||0.00||100%|
|Status of Covenants|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Amendment to Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Loan 2467-ARM: Rural Road Sector Project - Supplementary||Loan Agreement (Special Operations)||Jan 2017|
|Rural Road Sector Project||Project Procurement-Related Reviews||Dec 2009|
|Rural Road Sector Project (Supplementary)||Project/Program Administration Manual||Nov 2008|
|Loan Agreement for Rural Road Sector Project - Supplementary between Republic of Armenia and Asian Development Bank dated 18 November 2008||Loan Agreement (Special Operations)||Nov 2008|
|Rural Road Sector Project (Supplementary Loan)||Design and Monitoring Frameworks||Oct 2008|
|Rural Road Sector Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Oct 2008|
|Rural Road Sector Project (Supplementary)||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Oct 2008|
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