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Armenia: Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2

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Project Name Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2
Project Number 42417-033
Country Armenia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3293-ARM: Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2
Ordinary capital resources US$ 112.97 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
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.

Impact improved road traffic safety and enhanced local economy in Yerevan.
Project Outcome
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.

Implementation Progress
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)

Completed.

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.

Geographical Location Yerevan
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
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.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Contract for construction supervision consultant to oversee the implementation of the works contracts under the Project 2 is signed in April 2017.
Procurement Two civil works contracts are signed. One civil works contract tender couldn't be awarded.
Responsible ADB Officer Ancora, Maria Pia
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Armenia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Economic Development and Investments
[email protected]
5 M. Mkrtchyan St., Yerevan 0010
Armenia
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 25 Jun 2015
Approval 29 Sep 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2018

Loan 3293-ARM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Sep 2015 13 Oct 2015 04 Mar 2016 30 Mar 2020 18 Apr 2021 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 150.31 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 112.97 29 Sep 2015 76.05 0.00 67%
Counterpart 37.34 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 Sep 2015 48.01 0.00 42%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Davtashen-Ashtarak Road Link Highway Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Compliance Report Addendum no. 3 Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2019
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program – Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Nov 2019
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2019
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Corrective Action Plan to LARP for Tichina-Babajanyan Highway (Section 6) Resettlement Plans May 2019
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program – Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2019
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2019
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Tichina-Ashtarak Highway (Section 7-8) Corrective Action Plan (CAP) - 2 to LARP Resettlement Plans Oct 2018
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program – Tranche 2: Corrective Action Plan 3 to Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan for Davtashen-Ashtarak Highway Resettlement Plans Aug 2018
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Tichina-Ashtarak Highway (Section 7-8) Corrective Action Plan (CAP) - 2 to LARP Resettlement Plans Aug 2018
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Tichina-Ashtarak Highway Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Compliance Report Addendum no. 1 Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2018
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Davtashen-Ashtarak Road Link Highway Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Compliance Report Addendum no. 2 Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2018
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2018
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program – Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2018
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Babajanyan - Tichina Highway Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Compliance Report Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports May 2018
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program – Tranche 2: Corrective Action Plan 2 to Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan for Davtashen-Ashtarak Highway Resettlement Plans Mar 2018
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Davtashen-Ashtarak Road Link Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Compliance Report Addendum No. 1 Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2018
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Babajanyan-Tichina Section (Babajanyan-Ashtarak Road) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Mar 2018
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Argavand-Shirak Road Corrective Action Plan Resettlement Planning Documents Mar 2018
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Davtashen-Ashtarak Highway Corrective Action Plan Resettlement Planning Documents Mar 2018
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2018
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Tichina-Ashtarak Highway Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Compliance Report Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2017
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2017
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2017
SUDIP - Tranches 1 and 2: Davtashen-Ashtarak Highway (under Tranche 2) and Corrective Action Plans and Structural Reinforcement Plan (under Tranche 1) Resettlement Compliance Report Social Compliance Audit Report Jun 2017
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Davtashen-Ashtarak Road Link Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Apr 2017
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Babajanyan-Ashtarak Highway Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2017
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2017
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2016
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Tichina-Ashtarak Highway Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2016
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 2: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2016
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2016
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Davtashen-Ashtarak Highway Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2016
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 2: Argavand-Shirak Section Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Compliance Report Social Compliance Audit Report Feb 2016
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 2: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2016
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 2: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Argavand - Shirak Road Link Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2015
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Construction of Road Links of the Yerevan Western Ring Road: Road Link for Davitashen-Ashtarak Highway Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2015
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Design of Road Links of the Yerevan Western Ring Road Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Mar 2015
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Construction of Road Links of the Yerevan Western Ring Road Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Design of Road Links of the Yerevan Western Ring Road Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Oct 2014
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Construction of Road Links of the Yerevan Western Ring Road: Road Link 3-Argavand Junction Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2014
Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 2: Land Acquisition and Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Jul 2012

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

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

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 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 CONSTRUCTION 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 OTHERS 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 OTHERS 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 CONSTRUCTION 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 OTHERS 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 Consulting Services 2,584,773.00 2,584,773.00