The PPTA will prepare, review and validate feasibility study and design of a project suitable for ADB financing and will build capacity to implement such a project to develop well-managed, results-oriented urban transport system and improve basic urban services delivery in Yerevan. The expected lending modality is a ultitranch financing facility (MFF), but the PPTA will confirm the best vehicle.
|Project Name||Yerevan Sustainable Urban Transport Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Urban public transport
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The PPTA will prepare, review and validate feasibility study and design of a project suitable for ADB financing and will build capacity to implement such a project to develop well-managed, results-oriented urban transport system and improve basic urban services delivery in Yerevan. The expected lending modality is a ultitranch financing facility (MFF), but the PPTA will confirm the best vehicle.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The PPTA will prepare, review and validate feasibility study and design of a project suitable for ADB financing, and will build capacity to implement such a project to develop well-managed, results-oriented urban transport systems and improve basic urban services delivery in Yerevan. The expected lending modality is a multitranche financing facility (MFF), but the PPTA will confirm the best vehicle. The MFF will adopt a holistic approach to finance better urban management through a series of non-physical and physical investments.|
|Impact||Improved urban environment, local economy and promote private sector involvement 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; and operations and sustainability.
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 investments in: i) Organizational structures for improving service efficiency, new contracting modalities, private sector participation, clean development mechanism, etc.; ii) Infrastructure works, comprising feasibility studies, preliminary design and due diligence work for first tranche investments;
D. Financial Analysis and Plan i) Financial projections/FIRR calculation;
E. Due diligence analyses and documentation: i) Baseline service delivery and transport coverage surveys; ii) Passengers traffic surveys and road counts; iii) Poverty analysis; iv) Economic analysis/EIRR calculation; v) Social safeguards and thematic documentation (e.g., Land Acquisition and Resettlement 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.); vi) Environmental safeguards documentation (e.g., Environmental Assessment Review Framework, Initial Environment Examinations for subprojects, including consultation with relevant communities and any affected persons.); vii) 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: i) recruitment of MFF-financed consultants (e.g., detail engineering design & construction supervision consultants, program support consultants, etc.); ii) development of results monitoring and evaluation system.
Time frame. The PPTA extends over 9 months and divides into two components, the first focusing on MFF Design (6 months) and the second, carried out simultaneously, performing due diligence for MFF first tranche implementation (9 months). Reporting outputs are (i) Inception (September 2009); (ii) Interim (November 2009); (iii) Draft Final Report-Feasibility studies (January 2010); (iv) Draft Preliminary Design (March 2010); (v) Final Report-Preliminary Design (May 2010). Workshop seeking stakeholder views will also be provided as produced.
|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 firm recruited under Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS). The weighting will be 80% for technical offer and 20% for financial offer. A total of 38 person-months of international and 47 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|
City Hall of Yerevan 1 Argishti Street Yerevan -0015
|Concept Clearance||27 Jul 2009|
|Fact Finding||14 Jun 2009 to 17 Jun 2009|
|Approval||07 Sep 2009|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||21 Sep 2009|
|Last PDS Update||20 May 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|07 Sep 2009||05 Oct 2009||05 Oct 2009||31 Jul 2010||31 Jul 2011||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,100,000.00||0.00||250,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,350,000.00||07 Sep 2009||1,005,553.80|
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