41122-043: Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 3 (Additional Financing) | Asian Development Bank

Georgia: Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 3 (Additional Financing)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 41122-043 Status: Active

ADB is supporting Georgia’s program to overhaul vital roads between Central Asia and the Caucasus. Additional financing for the program will complete the 33.6-kilometer, two-lane bypass road detouring Kobuleti, strengthen asset management capacity of the Roads Department, and improve road safety.

 
Project Name Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 3 (Additional Financing)
Project Number 41122-043
Country Georgia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2843-GEO: Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 3 (Additional Financing)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 140.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The Project, financed from the multitranche finance facility (MFF) for Georgia Road Corridor Investment Program, provides additional financing of $140 million for Loan 2560-GEO (the original project). Its main components are: (i) constructing Kobuleti Bypass (a new 28 km two-lane bypass road skirting Kobuleti and expanding to four lanes, a 6 km section of an existing two-lane road between Kobuleti and Batumi, along the Black Sea coast toward the Turkish border); (ii) strengthening asset management capacity of the Roads Department; and (iii) improving road safety. The additional financing will be used for expenditures related to civil works (road construction component), consulting services for construction supervision, and project administration by the executing agency.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The additional financing for the Project will be used for completing the original project's civil works (i.e., Kobuleti Bypass), construction supervision, and contract administration. Completing this road is vital for realizing the full value of its first 15 km, currently under construction (Contract 1). Moreover, the return on other transport investments in Batumi and Poti ports, and the East-West highway connecting Tbilisi to the ports and the Black Sea beaches, will be lower without completing the Bypass.
Impact Increase in subregional trade and tourism revenues
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improvement of the subregional road network
Progress Toward Outcome As of end July 2017, construction works for Lot 2 (km 12.4 to km 31.2) is about 85% completed.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

A 33.6 km two-lane bypass road detouring Kobuleti

Strengthening of asset management capacity

Improvement of road safety

Detailed design of Kharagauli-Chumateleti road

Feasibility study, detailed engineering design, and safeguard works for Batumi Bypass-Sarpi section (E-70 road)

Detailed design and safeguard works for Khevi-Argveta section (E-60 highway)

Feasibility study, detailed design, and safeguard works for Tbilisi Bypass road

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Construction works for Lot 2 is progressing well and is expected to be completed by end of June 2018.

Activities for the strengthening of asset management capacity has not started.

Procurement of road lighting for Kobuleti Bypass (km 0 to km12+400) is ongoing.

Procurement of small-scale road safety works has not started yet.

Contracts for feasibility study/detailed design consultants for Kharagauli-Chumateleti road, Khevi-Argveta section and Tbilisi Bypass road are ongoing. Recruitment of consultant for the Batumi Bypass-Sarpi section is ongoing.

Geographical Location Ajaria, Batumi, K'obulet'i, Kobuletis Raioni
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Same as principal Loan 2560-GEO.
Involuntary Resettlement Same as principal Loan 2560-GEO.
Indigenous Peoples Project is classified as Category C (same as in principal Loan 2560)
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations were carried out with all the stakeholders during program preparation. As an integral part of the safeguards planning, affected communities and affected persons were directly and fully involved in the project preparation and during the design. All stakeholders were informed about the project, and the stream of information will continue during the implementation of the project. Extensive consultation events were arranged at various stages of social and resettlement project preparation alternative alignment feasibility study, cadastral survey of affected lands, land census survey, socioeconomic survey, and targeted consultation meetings with affected people and local stakeholder organizations and individuals. Consultations were also held at various levels of government offices such as the Department of Roads (including its resettlement division), the National Agency for Public Registry under the Ministry of Justice, local governments at the rayon (district municipality) level, gamgebeli (governors), property recognition committees in the rayon, and sacrebulo (representative local autonomous bodies).
During Project Implementation Stakeholder participation and consultation is continuing. The Roads Department has consultants to regularly monitor the activities of the contractor in relation to the LARP and EMP, to coordinate with the local governments, and ensure that the grievance redress mechanism is properly functioning. An independent external monitor conducts biannual consultations with local people and reports to RD and ADB. A greivance redress mechanism is in place and RD has appointed two field officers for regular consultation with the communities and other parties and report the outcomes to ADB through the monthly progress reports. Implementation progress are disclosed at the ADB website.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Same consulting services requirements as that of the principal Loan 2560 GEO.
Procurement Same procurement requirements as that of the principal Loan 2560 GEO.
Responsible ADB Officer Kalliokoski, Ari
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Road Department - Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure
12 Khazbegi Str. 0160 Tbilisi
Georgia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 29 May 2009
Fact Finding -
MRM 16 Dec 2011
Approval 22 Dec 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Sep 2017

Loan 2843-GEO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Dec 2011 18 Apr 2012 13 Jun 2012 31 Dec 2015 29 Sep 2019 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 165.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 140.00 22 Dec 2011 82.33 0.00 59%
Counterpart 25.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 22 Dec 2011 54.31 0.00 39%

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 3: Kobuleti Bypass Road Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2017
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 3 (AF): Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan 3 (Section C, Segment 1,3,5) Compliance Report Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2017
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 3: Kobuleti Bypass Road Biannual Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2016
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 3: Kobuleti Bypass Road Biannual Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2016
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 3: Construction Supervision of Kobuleti Bypass Road Biannual Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2016
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 3 (AF): Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan 3 (Section C, Segment 1) Compliance Report Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 3: Construction Supervision of Kobuleti Bypass Road Biannual Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2015
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 3 (AF): Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan 3 (Section C, Segment 8) Compliance Report Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2015
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 3: Construction Supervision of Kobuleti Bypass Road Biannual Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2015
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 3: LARP Implementation Progress Report Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2015
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 3 (Additional Financing): Social Monitoring Report (October 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2014
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 3 (Additional Financing): Section 2: Kobuleti Bypass Road (km 12+400 - km 31+259) Resettlement Plans Jun 2014
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 3: Construction Supervision of Kobuleti Bypass Road: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2013
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 1 and Tranche 3 (Additional Financing): Final Compliance Report (Segment B of Section 2: Kobuleti Bypass Road) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2013
Road Corridor Investment Program–Tranche 1 and Tranche 3 (Additional Financing) Social Monitoring Reports May 2013
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 3 (Additional Financing): Section 2: Kobuleti Bypass Road (km 12+400 ~ km 31+259 Environmental Impact Assessments Sep 2012
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 3 (Additional Financing): Section 2: Kobuleti Bypass Road (km 12+400 ~ km 31+259) Resettlement Plans Sep 2012
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 3 (Additional Financing): Construction of Kobuleti Bypass Road Section Km 12+400~Km 31+300 (Draft) Environmental Impact Assessments Dec 2011
Roads Corridor Investment Program: Land Acquisition and Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Dec 2011
Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 3 (Additional Financing) Resettlement Plans Dec 2011

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
International Design-Review Consultant Individual - Consulting Active 06 Sep 2017 19 Sep 2017
Loan No. 2843-GEO: Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 3 (Additional Financing) [RCIP/CW/NCB-01] Invitation for Bids Active 11 Aug 2017 16 Oct 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Preparation of Feasibility Study & Detailed Design for E-60 Hway Section from Natakhtari to Rustavi (Tbilisi Bypass) Loan 2843 09 Jun 2017 JV Anas Intl, Gestione Progetti & IRD Engr Via Giovanni Giolitti, 00185 Rome, Italy Road Dept-Min.of Reg. Devt. and Infrastructure Consulting Services 9675880 8321519
Preparation of Detailed Design for New Construction of Khevi-Ubisa-Shorapani-Argveta Section (E60 Highway Route), Bidding Documents, EIA, and Detailed LARP Loan 2843 31 Mar 2017 IRD Engineering SRL JV Spea Engineering Spa 51 Via Michele Mercati 00197 Rome Italy Road Department - Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure Consultancy 14552552.15
Preparation of Detailed Design for Rehabilitation of Dzirula-Kharagauli-Moliti-Pona-Chumateleti Secondary Road Section (50 Km) Loan 2843 15 Mar 2017 Kocks Consult GmbH Stegemannstr 32-38 D-56068 Koblenz Germany Road Department - Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure Consultancy 2175507