Georgia: Georgia Sustainable Urban Transport Project
The proposed project supports country strategy outcomes by (i) improving service delivery in municipal infrastructure within the evolving decentralization process, (ii) reducing road transportation constraints on economic activity. Consistent with the IOS themes, public?private partnerships will be an essential element in improving the efficiency of urban service delivery. The proposed project will promote efficient and effective urban transport services with incentives and capacity to improve quality, reliability, accessibility, affordability, integration and coverage of transport services.
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|Project Name||Georgia Sustainable Urban Transport Project|
|Country / Economy||Georgia
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Health / Health care finance
Public sector management / Economic affairs management
Transport / Urban public transport
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The proposed project supports country strategy outcomes by (i) improving service delivery in municipal infrastructure within the evolving decentralization process, (ii) reducing road transportation constraints on economic activity. Consistent with the IOS themes, public?private partnerships will be an essential element in improving the efficiency of urban service delivery. The proposed project will promote efficient and effective urban transport services with incentives and capacity to improve quality, reliability, accessibility, affordability, integration and coverage of transport services.|
|Impact||Improved urban environment, local economy and public health within urban areas.|
|Description of Outcome||Design and initialization of a multitranche financing facility (MFF), including summary sector road map and medium term investment program, upon which the Government and ADB agree, and technical assistance to launch loan-financed components and accelerate MFF implementation.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||A) Sector strategy: strategic directions; success factors and constraints; policy, institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks; management capacity; operations and sustainability; trends and nature of capital investment; and pricing and tariff policy. B) Policy Framework and Institutional Development Plan: including MFF reform action plan aimed at cost-efficiency, sustainability and private sector involvement; to include capacity assessments and comparative analysis of options. C) Investment program comprising non-physical and physical investments in: Organizational structures for improving service reliability, including options for economic scale, efficiency, new contracting modalities, models for municipal development funds, private sector participation, clean development mechanism, etc.; Infrastructure works, comprising feasibility studies, preliminary design and due diligence work for first tranche investments. D) Financial Analysis and Plan- Financial Management Assessment of potential executing agency and implementing agencies; Financial projections/FIRR calculation. E) Due diligence analyses and documentation: Baseline service delivery and transport coverage surveys; Poverty analysis; Traffic counts and accidents survey; Economic analysis/EIRR calculation; Social safeguards and thematic documentation (e.g., Land Acquisition and Resettlements Framework; land acquisition due diligence reports/resettlement plans, including consultation with relevant communities and any affected persons; assessment of impact on any indigenous people; gender impact analysis; labor impact analysis, etc.); Environmental safeguards documentation (e.g., Environmental Assessment Review Framework, Initial Environment Examinations for subprojects, inlcuding consultation with relevant communities and any affected persons.) ; Implementation risk analysis and mitigation plan. F) Consultation and Communication strategy and plan covering both Facility processing and program implementation period; to include workshop to seek stakeholder inputs and consensus on program design. G) Capacity development for accelerated program implementation including: staff recruitment and support for advance action; recruitment of MFF-financed consultants (e.g., detail engineering design & construction supervision consultants, program support consultants, etc.); development of results monitoring and evaluation system.|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) will use an international firm recruited under Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS). A total of 35.5 person-months of international and 49 person-months of national consultant services will be required.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Goalou, Bertrand|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD|
Municipal Development Fund of Georgia
150 David Agmashenebeli Avenue 0112, Tbilisi, Georgia Municipal Development Fund of Georgia
150, D. Agmashenebeli Ave., 0112 Tbilisi, Georgia
|Concept Clearance||21 May 2009|
|Fact Finding||20 Apr 2009 to 21 Apr 2009|
|Approval||08 Jun 2009|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||21 Sep 2009|
|Last PDS Update||20 May 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|08 Jun 2009||09 Jul 2009||09 Jul 2009||31 Mar 2010||31 Jul 2011||28 Nov 2012|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,100,000.00||0.00||160,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,260,000.00||17 Jun 2022||938,122.24|
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A Decade of Sustainable Urban Transport Development in GeorgiaADB’s $300 million Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program has enhanced Georgia’s urban landscape by improving access to Svaneti region, boosting connectivity between Tbilisi and Rustavi, adding a new metro station in Tbilisi, and more.
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