Armenia: Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2
The Asian Development Bank is working with Armenia to invest in cities and job creation in partnership with private companies. The project is improving urban transport infrastructure in 12 Armenian cities, leading to more efficient, reliable, safer and affordable services.
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|Project Name||Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2|
|Country / Economy||Armenia
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Urban roads and traffic management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The national government and YM have invested more than $280 million from 2005 to 2014 in upgrading infrastructure. But these investments, except for Tranche 1 of the Investment Program and some other piecemeal actions, are only addressing immediate problems. Tranche 1 and the proposed Tranche 2 will give a long-term approach to the traffic and urban infrastructure by diverting traffic from the city center through the creation of a new, reliable, and efficient bypass of the city of Yerevan. This is part of the strategic framework for urban renewal that YM has undertaken. The project is backed by a roadmap, policy framework, and long-term investment plan until 2025 split into short, medium, and long-term actions.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The turbulent conditions experienced by Armenia since independence has led to a wide range of problems in the urban transport subsector, including physical challenges due to the degraded state of the road network, sidewalks, and poor quality of public transport infrastructure and services including metro, bus and trolleybus. Other non-physical challenges include limited institutional capacity to provide an integrated transport network, a deteriorating road safety record and a lack of passenger information or integrated fares system. Improved urban road and street connections throughout the country is a priority for the government, as it is essential to improving the quality of life, attracting investment, raising productivity and competitiveness, and reducing pollution.
The sector roadmap prepared within the MFF includes a list of actions which aim to deal with different identified issues. These actions are integrated and inter-related projects, in order to implement a coherent development of the urban infrastructure and urban transport network in Yerevan and in subsequent tranches in other municipalities. The different infrastructures are developed in a holistic vision: the key issue is to propose complementary projects for all transport modes, especially road and public transport networks.
improved road traffic safety and enhanced local economy in Yerevan.
|Description of Outcome||
Efficient, reliable, and affordable urban infrastructure and services provided in Yerevan.
|Progress Toward Outcome||
Due to the high debt to GDP ratio the Government has slowed down requests for loans from IFIs and other external sources.
Political changes happened in the central government and Yerevan Municipality.
|Description of Project Outputs||
Urban transport infrastructure extended, rehabilitated, and improved in Yerevan.
Appropriate institutional capacity strengthened in Yerevan.
Skilled and efficient program implementation system established.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Being achieved, but with limitations set by the government.
Being complied with.
Civil works contract signed on 11 December 2017. Works are expected to be completed in January 2020.
Civil works contract signed in December 2016. Works are expected to be completed in October 2018.
Not yet implemented.
Not yet implemented.
Evaluation of bids is in progress. Bid validity extended to October 2018.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||Project 2 is categorized 'B as it will not have significant irreversible environmental impacts during or after construction. Most of the predicted impacts are common during construction such as dust, noise, vibration and other disturbance to residents' livelihood and traffic. Contractors prepare, and implement the site specific environmental management plans for each subproject in order to implement the environmental impact mitigation requirements of the environmental impact assessment and IEEs, which will also form an integral part of construction contracts. The site specific environmental management plans are endorsed by the construction supervision consultants, and subsequently reviewed and approved by supervision engineer and YM. The construction supervision consultants assist YM in monitoring the project's compliance with environmental requirements.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Tranche 2 has major impact from LARP perspective. The approximate total number of people who will suffer significant impacts (relocation or loss of >10% of productive assets) is more that 200, thus is categorized as Category A. The total number of properties affected is 347. Tranche 2 includes the following areas/Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plans (LARPs): (i) Argavand-Shirak Road Link; (ii) Babajanyan-Ashtarak Road Link. LARPs for all Sections were approved by ADB and the Government of Armenia, completed and compliance reports approved by ADB.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The investment program area does not include communities that may be defined as indigenous peoples under ADB's SPS (2009).|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Consultations are and will be carried out with all stakeholders during the planning, design phase, and includes project affected persons. Stakeholders, will be informed about the project, entitlements, obligations and compensation procedure for those affected by resettlement. Effective and meaningful communication and information sharing are and will be ensured.|
|During Project Implementation||During project implementation more detailed consultations are being held, covering safeguards (environment, resettlement), the project, safety, and complaints.|
|Consulting Services||Contract for construction supervision consultant to oversee the implementation of the works contracts under the Project 2 is signed in April 2017. Consultancy contracts for audit and independent monitoring are also signed.|
|Procurement||Three civil works contracts are signed. One is completed and two are ongoing.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Karapetyan, Vardan|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Armenia Resident Mission|
Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure
|MRM||25 Jun 2015|
|Approval||29 Sep 2015|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||28 Sep 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|29 Sep 2015||13 Oct 2015||04 Mar 2016||30 Mar 2020||31 Dec 2023||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||150.31||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||112.97||25 Jan 2023||78.72||0.00||74%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||25 Jan 2023||73.42||0.00||69%|
|Status of Covenants|
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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Loan No. 3293-ARM: Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program – Tranche 2 [L3293-ICB/CW-T3]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||25 Jan 2019||13 Mar 2019|
|Loan No. 3293-ARM: Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program – Tranche 2 [L3293-ICB/CW-T3] REBIDDING||Invitation for Bids||Closed||08 Nov 2017||20 Dec 2017|
|L3293-ARM: Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2 [ICB/CW-T5]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||12 May 2017||14 Jul 2017|
|ARM: Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program – Project 2||Advance Notice||Archived||08 Jun 2015|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|CONSTRUCTION OF ROAD LINKS OF YEREVAN WESTERN RING ROAD: SECTION 1 - ARGAVAND -SHIRAK ROAD LINK||Loan 3293||22 Jul 2019||LEVANTINA INGENIERIA Y CONSTRUCCION S.L | C/ CERAMISTA RAMON GALDON, 10 46260, ALB ERIC, SPAIN SPAIN||Ministry of Economic Development and Investments||26,003,196.22||21,669,330.18|
|LARP COMPENSATION FOR BABAJANYAN-TICHINA HIGHWAY||Loan 3293||03 Oct 2018||VARIOUS | VARIOUS ARMENIA, REPUBLIC OF||Ministry of Economic Development and Investments||6,450,202.00||6,450,202.00|
|LARP COMPENSATION FOR TICHINA-ASHTARAK||Loan 3293||20 Dec 2017||VARIOUS | ARMENIA ARMENIA, REPUBLIC OF||Ministry of Economic Development and Investments||2,382,306.00||2,375,403.00|
|CONSTRUCTION OF ROAD LINKS OF YEREVAN WESTERN RING ROAD: BABAJANYAN-ASHTARAK. MALATIA SEBASTIA AND AJ APNYAK DISTRICTS||Loan 3293||11 Dec 2017||TIRRENA SCAVI S.P.A | VIA DEL VALENTINO 476-55054 MASSAROSA, I TALY ITALY||Ministry of Economic Development and Investments||32,943,648.00||27,453,040.00|
|LARP COMPENSATION FOR DAVITASHEN-ASHTARAK||Loan 3293||20 Sep 2017||VARIOUS | ARMENIA ARMENIA, REPUBLIC OF||Ministry of Economic Development and Investments||2,720,690.00||2,711,271.00|
|Construction Supervision of Road Links||Loan 3293||29 Jun 2017||JV EGIS International & Kocks Consult GMBH | 15, Avenue Du Centre - CS 20538 Guyancou RT - 78286 Saint-Quentin-En- France||Ministry of Economic Development and Investments||2,584,773.00||2,584,773.00|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Jun 2022|