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Georgia: Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program - Tranche 5

Sovereign (Public) Project | 42414-045 Status: Active

ADB approved a multitranche financing facility (MFF) for the Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program for an aggregate amount not exceeding $300 million in July 2010.

Tranche 5 consists of: (i) Tbilisi Metro rehabilitation, including replacement of power distribution cabling and rehabilitation of ventilation system; (ii) development of a waste management plan for metro operation and maintenance; and (iii) consulting services for supervision of works, financial audit, and safeguards monitoring. The subcomponents are in line with the selection criteria of the MFF.

 
Project Name Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program - Tranche 5
Project Number 42414-045
Country Georgia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3617-GEO: Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program - Tranche 5
Ordinary capital resources US$ 14.27 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Urban public transport

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

ADB approved a multitranche financing facility (MFF) for the Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program for an aggregate amount not exceeding $300 million in July 2010.

Tranche 5 consists of: (i) Tbilisi Metro rehabilitation, including replacement of power distribution cabling and rehabilitation of ventilation system; (ii) development of a waste management plan for metro operation and maintenance; and (iii) consulting services for supervision of works, financial audit, and safeguards monitoring. The subcomponents are in line with the selection criteria of the MFF.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The government envisions that cities will drive economic growth and job creation, and emphasizes city cluster development and high-quality infrastructure and urban services. These are considered essential to increase the quality of life, investment, productivity, and competitiveness. This vision is shared by all municipalities, and the government has developed an urban and regional renewal strategy. Urban transport and other urban services constitute the core of this strategy. The supporting policy reform framework, actively implemented in Tbilisi under Tranche 1, promotes competition, private sector involvement, efficiency, fairness, transparency, environmental sustainability, value for money on capital investment, maintenance, and sound service provision. The sector roadmap prepared for the MFF comprises a sequenced investment plan for the period 2010-2020 for approximately $1.4 billion. Urban infrastructure priorities are to (i) complete and upgrade the road network; (ii) develop public and non-motorized transport to reduce pollution, noise, and traffic crashes; and (iii) improve living conditions in urban areas. These objectives are consistent with the country partnership strategy approved in 2014, and with ADB's sustainable transport objectives. The government is requesting ADB approval for a fifth tranche of the MFF to address urban infrastructure problems within the framework of the urban renewal strategy.
Impact Urban environment, local economy, and living conditions within urban areas in Georgia improved.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Efficient, reliable, safe, and affordable urban transport services provided in Tbilisi urban area.
Progress Toward Outcome Bids under evaluation.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Urban transport infrastructure extended, rehabilitated, and improved by MDF and Tbilisi City Municipality

Institutional and management capacity of Tbilisi Transport Company strengthened.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Ongoing.
Geographical Location Tbilisi
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects This project is categorized as C for environment under ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) (2009). The project is not expected to cause any significant or permanent environmental impacts. In case some unforeseen impacts occur during the project implementation, the environment assessment and review framework would apply.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is categorized as C for land acquisition and resettlement. The project is not expected to include land acquisition and resettlement as defined under the ADB's SPS 2009. In case some unforeseen impacts occur during the project implementation, the land acquisition and resettlement framework would apply.
Indigenous Peoples The project is categorized as C and is not expected to affect indigenous peoples as defined under the ADB's SPS 2009.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholder communication strategy will be conducted in line with ADB's Public Communications Policy 2011 which promotes proactive external relations and improved access to information about ADB operations for better development effectiveness. The policy promotes greater transparency and accountability by enabling ADB's stakeholders and especially people affected by development activities to better participate in the decisions that affect them. As this project is currently Category C for environment and involuntary resettlement, it is not considered likely that significant amounts of consultation and stakeholder communication will be necessary. However, in line with ADB''s SPS 2009 and ADB's Public Communications Policy 2011 , a mechanism will remain in place via the MDF Safeguards sub-unit (Environment and Resettlement) to act as focal point for any potential project-affected people and other stakeholders.
During Project Implementation MDF is responsible for implementing and monitoring disclosure and dissemination of Project-related information. MDF will further extend the current mechanisms for feedback during project implementation. All communications will be made in Georgian language and contact details of MDFs focal point will systematically be provided. In addition, timely disclosure of Project information, as per ADB requirements (safeguards, procurement, monitoring reports, etc.) will be carried out throughout project implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consultants will be recruited, as firms or individuals, to support the project implementation and capacity development in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement of civil works will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Cesar Emilio Llorens Alvarez
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia
12 Khazbegi Str. 0160 Tbilisi
Georgia
Municipal Development Fund of Georgia
[email protected]
150, D. Agmashenebeli Ave., 0112 Tbilisi, Georgia
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 09 Oct 2017
Approval 07 Dec 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2018

Loan 3617-GEO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Dec 2017 19 Dec 2017 08 Mar 2018 18 Jul 2020 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 16.95 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 14.27 07 Dec 2017 11.17 0.00 84%
Counterpart 2.68 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 07 Dec 2017 8.12 0.00 61%

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Waste Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Aug 2018 30 Aug 2018
Loan No. 3617-GEO: Sustainable Urban and Transport Investment Program – Tranche 5 [P42414-SUTIP5-ICB-1.01] Invitation for Bids Closed 09 Mar 2018 20 Apr 2018
Construction Management and Supervision of the Tbilisi Metro Rehabilitation Firm - Consulting Closed 25 Nov 2017 25 Dec 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION OF THE TBILISI METRO REHABILITATION Loan 3617 23 Oct 2018 JV OF ILF BERATENDE INGENIEURE & ILF GEO FLURSTRASSE 55 8048 ZURICH SWITZERLAND Min. of Regional Dev't.& Infrastructure of Georgia Consulting Services 1,177,695.00 978,039.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.