A Project Preparatory Technical Assistance (PPTA) is required to conduct a feasibility assessment and related due diligence; it will also fully develop the Investment Program. Advisory services for SWM strategy, regulatory framework, and capacity development will be supported through the projects under the MFF. In addition a Policy Advisory Technical Assistance (PATA) is required to develop a SWM Road Map, essentially outlining the strategic directions being pursued and the rationale for sector investments (both physical and non-physical). PATA also provides a strategic context for SWM, defines a policy framework and further articulates the Investment Program
|Project Name||Solid Waste Management Improvement Investment Program|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban solid waste management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||A Project Preparatory Technical Assistance (PPTA) is required to conduct a feasibility assessment and related due diligence; it will also fully develop the Investment Program. Advisory services for SWM strategy, regulatory framework, and capacity development will be supported through the projects under the MFF. In addition a Policy Advisory Technical Assistance (PATA) is required to develop a SWM Road Map, essentially outlining the strategic directions being pursued and the rationale for sector investments (both physical and non-physical). PATA also provides a strategic context for SWM, defines a policy framework and further articulates the Investment Program|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||ADB has recently completed a study of SWM market and practices in Armenia through a small scale regional TA (TA 7635-REG). The assessment indicates that there is a fairly robust rationale for a dedicated project. However, further in depth due diligence will be required to establish technical, economic, and financial parameters to guide the investments. Policy, institutional, regulatory, operational and financial risks that may impede effective SWM need to be carefully assessed. A detailed assessment of poverty, social and gender dimensions of SWM needs to be undertaken. Specifically, attitudinal and behavioral considerations will also be important as they impact waste collection and disposal. Based on the exploratory RETA assessment, all SWM investments are likely to be categorized as _A_ for environmental safeguards; all tranches will likely be categorized A' for involuntary settlement. The PPTA will undertake initial environmental examinations and social safeguard assessments; (re)confirm the classification; and formulate environmental frameworks and resettlement plans as required.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Territorial Administration (MTA), Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) and various municipalities targeted by the Program|
|During Project Implementation||The government request and consent of the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situations to proceed with the feasibility study (FS) was received identifying Shirak Region as the selected site for the new regional sanitary landfill. The PPTA team has now completed Phase II activities (i.e., field investigations, designs, procurement documents and other remaining scope of Phase II). The program preparatory report and related due diligence documents were submitted to ADB by the PPTA team in December 2015. Due to Government requested presentations to local government representatives and NGOs, the PPTA consultant team could not complete all FS updates or incorporate government comments prior to contract completion date. The draft feasibility study is still being finalized by the consultant for submission to ADB by October 2016. The TA has been extended until 30 November 2016 for the ADB acceptance of the final FS, and processing of the final payment to the consultant.|
|Consulting Services||The executing agency will be the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Development (MTAD), and the implementing agency will be the Armenian Territorial Development Fund (ATDF), where a dedicated PIU will be established. The government will follow ADB's policies including the Procurement Guidelines, Disbursement handbook, and Guidelines on the Use of Consultants during Investment Program implementation.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Llorens, Cesar|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD|
Ministry of Territorial Administration and Development
Government House 3, Republic Square
|Approval||14 Dec 2011|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||29 Sep 2016|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|14 Dec 2011||07 Feb 2012||07 Feb 2012||31 Dec 2012||30 Nov 2016||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|700,000.00||50,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||750,000.00||14 Dec 2011||748,115.32|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Solid Waste Management Improvement Investment Program||Concept Papers||Dec 2011|
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