Georgia: MFF - Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Facility Concept

Sovereign Project | 43405-013 Status: Active

The Asian Development Bank is working with Georgia to improve water supply and sanitation services in six secondary towns. The program is improving the infrastructure in order to rehabilitate, improve, and expand services, as well as upgrade the management of supply and sanitation agencies. 

Project Name MFF - Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Facility Concept
Project Number 43405-013
Country Georgia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept 0055-GEO: MFF - Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Facility Concept
Ordinary capital resources US$ 250.00 million
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 250.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Water supply and sanitation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
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

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects

Category B

The three sub-projects involve the refurbishment of existing water supply systems. The majority of the works will be within the existing boundaries of facilities, however there will be a number of new pipelines laid. All environmental impacts associated with the works are minor and can be managed through effective implementation of an environmental management plan.

Involuntary Resettlement

Category B

Some permanent and temporary impact during construction is anticipated along a water transmission pipeline in Mestia.

Indigenous Peoples

Category C

The Indigenous Peoples Safeguards will not be triggered by this Investment Program. Based on the ADB definition of Indigenous People, in Georgia there are no identified communities.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Extensive consultations were undertaken with stakeholders including beneficiary communities (men and women separately), nongovernment organizations (especially women NGOs working in the IP geographic areas) and community-based organizations, elected representatives (such as city councils), local self governments, and representatives of various central Government ministries. Consultation workshops, meetings, focus group discussions, and structured interviews were undertaken with stakeholders.
During Project Implementation

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Petrone, Massimo
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 -
Last PDS Update 02 Sep 2011

MFF Facility Concept 0055-GEO

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 625.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 500.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 125.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

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Title Document Type Document Date
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program Reports and Recommendations of the President Mar 2011
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program Summary Poverty Reduction and Social Strategies Mar 2011
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program Gender Action Plans Mar 2011
Framework Financing Agreement for Urban Services Improvement Investment Program between Georgia and Asian Development Bank dated 1 March 2011 Framework Financing Agreement Mar 2011
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program Facility Administration Manual Feb 2011

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.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Contracts Awarded

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