Armenia: MFF - Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Facility Concept

Sovereign Project | 42417-013 Status: Active
Project Name MFF - Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Facility Concept
Project Number 42417-013
Country Armenia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept 0056-ARM: MFF Yerevan Sustainable Urban Transport (Facility Concept)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 220.00 million
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 180.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Urban transport

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Yerevan

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Category B
Involuntary Resettlement Category A
Indigenous Peoples Category C
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations were carried out with all the stakeholders during program preparation and will continue throughout the project cycle. Stakeholder consultations have been held with local residents and civil society at the municipality and in the affected neighborhoods. Stakeholders were informed about the project, and the stream of information will continue during the implementation of the project. Consultations were also held at various levels of government offices such as the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Culture, municipality, districts, universities, NGOs as well as the donor community (World Bank, EBRD, IEB, Millennium Development Corporation, KFW, Dutch Fund).
During Project Implementation Local communities were consulted throughout the preparation process to minimize impact, ensure social acceptance, and increase equitability. The process will continue during the implementation of the project. Views and concerns of all stakeholders will be taken into consideration and addressed.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Contracting arrangements will be continuously reviewed, refined and revised to achieve maximum efficiency and cost effectiveness. Key features include: (i) Management: A firm will be recruited as a program manager to support, guide and manage the implementation of the whole MFF with the implementing agency and existing PIU. It will support all aspects of MFF management, procurement, safeguards compliance, and oversight on the supervision consultants; (ii) Engineering and Supervision: 3 engineering and supervision contracts will be issued matching the different type of outputs (road, public transport and urban regeneration); and (iii) Audit: A firm will be recruited to undertake independent financial and operational audit.
Procurement Contracting arrangements will be continuously reviewed, refined and revised to achieve maximum efficiency and cost effectiveness. Key features include: (i) Civil Works: 4 contracts are planned, including one for Yerevan bypass; one contract for the construction of urban roads and missing links in the secondary cities, one contract for public transport including metro and other public modes, and one for urban regeneration in Yerevan and secondary cities; (ii) Goods: one contract will be issued for equipments for the metro extension in Yerevan. Continuous consultations with the private sector and market surveys will be undertaken prior to each tranche. Subject to market feedback, some of the civil works contracts will be designed on a turnkey basis comprising design as well as execution.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Llorens, Cesar
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 06 Jan 2010
Last PDS Update 18 Sep 2015

MFF Facility Concept 0056-ARM

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 515.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 400.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 115.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

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Contracts Awarded

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