The TA aims to develop an efficient and safe road transport system in the project areas between Poti and Sarpi in the Ajara Autonomous Republic of Georgia. The TA's scope includes preparing a feasibility study and the design agreed to between the Government and ADB for the Ajara Bypass Roads Development Project.
|Project Name||Ajara Bypass Roads Development|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|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||No gender elements|
|Description||The TA aims to develop an efficient and safe road transport system in the project areas between Poti and Sarpi in the Ajara Autonomous Republic of Georgia. The TA's scope includes preparing a feasibility study and the design agreed to between the Government and ADB for the Ajara Bypass Roads Development Project.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||An ADB interim operational strategy for Georgia (2008-2009) currently under preparation identifies the reduction of road transport constraints on economic actvities as a priority area for ADB assistance. The TA is consistent with the proposed interim operational strategy. The TA is also consistent with the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) strategy, because the proposed bypass roads are part of the east?west highway, which is the extension of Corridor 2 identified in the recently developed CAREC Regional Transport Sector Strategy.|
|Impact||The impact of the PPTA is to develop an efficient and safe road transportation system in the project areas between Poti and Sarpi in the Ajara Autonomous Republic.|
|Description of Outcome||Design of an investment project, which will construct two bypass roads (i.e., the Batumi bypass road and the Choloki-Makhinjauri road or the Kobuleti bypass road) prepared and agreed to by the Government of Georgia and ADB.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||The feasibility study for the investment project, which includes a road subsector analysis, preliminary engineering design, economic analysis, poverty and social analysis, environmental impact assessment, and resettlement plan.|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||The project areas are located along the coast of the Black Sea in the west part of Georgia.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The TA will require about 45.5 person-months of consultant inputs (17 international and and 28.5 national). The international consultant's team will comprise (i) a road engineer/team leader, (ii) a transport economist, (iii) an institutional/financial specialist, (iv) an environment specialist, and (v) a social development specialist. The international consultants will be supported by national consultants with similar expertise.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Wang, Hong|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, CWRD|
Road Department - Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure
12 Khazbegi Str. 0160 Tbilisi
Georgia Road Department-Ministry of Economic Development
Mr. Ramaz Nikolaishvili
12 Khazbegi str, 0160 Tbilisi, Georgia
|Concept Clearance||19 Nov 2007|
|Fact Finding||17 Oct 2007 to 21 Oct 2007|
|Approval||28 Jan 2008|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||18 Dec 2007|
|Last PDS Update||22 Apr 2010|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|28 Jan 2008||20 Oct 2008||20 Oct 2008||31 Dec 2008||31 May 2010||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|880,000.00||0.00||150,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,030,000.00||28 Jan 2008||827,782.78|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing the Ajara Bypass Road Development Project||Consultants' Reports||Aug 2009|
|Ajara Bypass Roads Development Project||Design and Monitoring Frameworks||Jan 2008|
|Preparing the Ajara Bypass Roads Development Project||Technical Assistance Reports||Jan 2008|
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