Azerbaijan : Preparing the Railways Sector Development Program

Sovereign Project | 42376-012

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Sluijter, Jurgen
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name
Preparing the Railways Sector Development Program
Project Number
Country / Economy
  • Azerbaijan
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7150-AZE: Preparing the Railways Sector Development Program
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas
  • Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
  • Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector
  • Transport / Rail transport (non-urban)

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
The proposed Program is supporting ADB s Country Strategy for Azerbaijan, which identifies transport as a priority for assistance. It is also consistent with the Strategy of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program, which Azerbaijan is actively participating in. Transport is one of the priority areas under CAREC.

Enhanced railway transport services in Azerbaijan in support of the country's economic and social development as well as increased regional trade.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

A project design that the borrower and ADB have agreed upon.

Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

(i) Packages of projects fit into the multitranche financing facility; and (ii) Feasibility study and preliminary/detailed design for the components of tranche 1 project.

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

Safeguard Categories

Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services
26 person-months of international consultants and 32 person-months of national consultants will be engaged from a firm using the simplified technical proposal procedures based on quality- and cost-based selection method, in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time).


Responsible ADB Officer
Sluijter, Jurgen
Responsible ADB Department
Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Transport


Concept Clearance
28 Aug 2008
Fact Finding
05 Aug 2008 to 13 Aug 2008
17 Oct 2008
Last Review Mission
PDS Creation Date
17 Sep 2008
Last PDS Update
22 Apr 2010


TA 7150-AZE

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Oct 2008 11 Nov 2008 11 Nov 2008 31 May 2009 30 Apr 2010 16 Jul 2010
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,250,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
17 Jun 2022 459,343.90

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Title Document Type Document Date
Railways Sector Development Program: Technical Assistance Completion Report TA Completion Reports Jun 2019

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.

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

None currently available.