The Asian Development Bank is helping Georgia upgrade a 50 km stretch of secondary road linking the centers of Dzirula, Chumateleti and Kharagauli. It will also improve feeder roads, giving communities in the project area better access to markets and social services, along with new economic opportunities as a result of a pickup in traffic and tourism. About 30,000 people are expected to benefit.
|Project Name||Secondary Road Improvement Project|
|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
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The secondary road improvement project will rehabilitate a road which extends for about 50 kilometers from Dzirula to Chumateleti via Kharagauli in Central Georgia to two-lane all-weather standard, including several short access roads to the nearby national park and to Kharagauli and other railway stations. The project impact will be aligned with the increased economic activity in Kharagauli municipality and surrounding regions and national connectivity. The outcome will be increased mobility and accessibility of the residents of Kharagauli municipality and tourists visiting the project area by reducing vehicle operating costs and providing time savings for road users.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
There is a need to improve connectivity to remote poor areas. The project will focus on about 50 km of a secondary road in central Georgia that provides access to about 23,000 people living in the municipality of Kharagauli, and an additional 7,000 people in the 13 villages along the road alignment. The project road connects Kharagauli to the East West Highway, which is subject to occasional closure because of landslides, in which event the project road provides an alternative road for traffic using the highway. In future, the project road could serve as an alternative route, as required by Georgian legislation, in the event that the parallel section of the East West Highway is to be tolled.
The project road has deteriorated considerably and many sections of it are now irreparable and impassable during rain and snow. This clearly suppresses the development of the poor region that the road serves. Villages along the road are not accessible during winter and are suffering from substantial out-migration and lack of employment opportunities. The poor condition of the road also prevents emergency vehicles from accessing the villages during most adverse weather conditions.
This area has the highest regional poverty level of any region in the country. The project will help alleviate isolation of rural communities in this area, strengthen domestic trade, and
expand opportunities for more inclusive economic growth. Upgrading of the road to an all-weather standard will provide better opportunities of the local population to sell their products and better access to social facilities such as schools and medical services. The improved road will also facilitate access to the nearby Borjomi Kharagauli National Park and Nunisi Health Resort, resulting in new opportunities for tourism development in the region.
|Impact||Increased economic activity in the Kharagauli municipality and surrounding regions and national connectivity|
|Description of Outcome||Improved efficiency and increased mobility and accessibility of the residents of the Kharagauli municipality and tourists visiting the project area|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Civil works for Section 1 (Dzirula-Moliti Road) was awarded in December 2017 and the works are ongoing. Procurement of civil works for Section 2 (Moliti-Chumateleti Road) is in the final stage with contract award expected before end 2018. Contract with the construction supervision consultant was signed on August 1 2018.|
|Description of Project Outputs||Dzirula-Chumateleti road section improved and open to traffic|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||Civil works for Section 1 (Dzirula-Moliti Road) was awarded in December 2017 and the works are ongoing. Procurement of civil works for Section 2 (Moliti-Chumateleti Road) is in the final stage with contract award expected before end 2018. Contract with the construction supervision consultant was signed on August 1 2018.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The project is categorized as B. An initial environmental examination (IEE) report has been prepared for the project and this includes an environmental management plan (EMP). As part of the IEE preparation process, community level consultations were held in the villages along the alignment in November 2014. The recommended environmental mitigation measures and monitoring activities set out in the EMP cover the preconstruction, construction, and operation stages of the project.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The project is categorized as B. LARP for section 1 is under implementation. The contractor has partial access to the site for portions of the road where LARP has been implemented an compliance reports are approved by ADB. LARP for section 2 is also under implementation and the contractor is expected to be granted partial access to the site subject to ADB approval of relevant compliance report. Community consultations have been conducted during project preparation and will be continued throughout LARP implementation. A grievance redress mechanism has been established.|
|Indigenous Peoples||There are no indigenous people as defined in the Safeguard Policy Statement in the project area, and the project is classified category C.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Since the project requires land acquisition, community-based organizations, affected people and/or any other stakeholders were consulted during preparatory stage, and during design. There are no known CSOs operating in the area.|
|During Project Implementation||Consultations will continue during the project implementation. A grievance redress mechanism has been established to hold regular meetings and involve the local civil society and NGOs in the discussions.|
|Consulting Services||The contract with project supervision consultant was signed on 1 August 2018.|
Civil works contract for the section 1 was signed on 4 December 2017.
Civil works contract for the section 2 was signed on 4 December 2018.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Kiziria, George|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Georgia Resident Mission|
Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia
12 Khazbegi Str. 0160 Tbilisi
|Concept Clearance||30 Jul 2013|
|Fact Finding||30 May 2016 to 10 Jun 2016|
|MRM||02 Sep 2016|
|Approval||30 Mar 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||28 Sep 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|30 Mar 2017||19 Jun 2017||16 Oct 2017||28 Feb 2022||-||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||93.80||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||80.00||30 Mar 2017||35.42||0.00||81%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||30 Mar 2017||20.36||0.00||46%|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|National External Monitoring Consultant||Individual - Consulting||Closed||27 Mar 2018||02 Apr 2018|
|Loan No. 3524-GEO: Secondary Road Improvement Project [SRIP/CW/ICB-02] CORRIGENDUM||Invitation for Bids||Closed||20 Mar 2018||13 Apr 2018|
|Loan No. 3524-GEO: Secondary Road Improvement Project [SRIP/CW/ICB-02]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||13 Feb 2018||28 Mar 2018|
|Supervision of Rehabilitation of Dzirula-Kharagauli-Moliti-Pona-Chumateleti Secondary Road||Firm - Consulting||Closed||13 Sep 2017||12 Oct 2017|
|Loan No. 3524: Secondary Road Improvement Project [SRIP/CW/ICB-01]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||16 Aug 2017||27 Sep 2017|
|GEO: Secondary Road Improvement Project||Advance Notice||Archived||31 Oct 2016|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|REHABILITATION OF DZIRULA-KHARAGAULI-MOLITI-PONA-C HUMATELETI SECONDARY ROAD, MOLITI-CHUMATELETI ROAD SECTION FROM KM24 620 TO KM50 244||Loan 3524||07 Dec 2018||AKKORD INDUSTRY CONSTRUCTION INV.CORP. OJSC||AGA NEMETULLA STREET 1937TH DISTRICT BAKU, AZERBAIJAN AZERBAIJAN, REP. OF||Min. of Regional Dev't.& Infrastructure of Georgia||CONSTRUCTION||20,490,468.40||17,437,522.02|
|CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION CONSULTANT FOR SECONDARY ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT||Loan 3524||03 Aug 2018||JV PYUNGHWA & YOOSHIN & RRMSD||601, T-TOWER BLDG, 194, MUNHWA-RO, NAJU- SI, JEOLLANAMDO, KOREA KOREA, REPUBLIC OF||Min. of Regional Dev't.& Infrastructure of Georgia||Consulting Services||5,563,016.00||4,599,265.00|
|REHABILITATION OF DZIRULI-KHARAGAULI-MOLITI-PONA-C HUMATELETI SECONDARY ROAD, DZIRULI-MOLITI ROAD SEC TION FROM KM 0 000 TO KM 24 620||Loan 3524||06 Dec 2017||COMPANY BLACK SEA GROUP LLC||71 VAZHA-PSHAVELA AVENUE, 0186 TBILISI GEORGIA||Min. of Regional Dev't.& Infrastructure of Georgia||CONSTRUCTION||19,076,235.00||17,428,289.00|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Secondary Road Improvement Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Nov 2019|