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Armenia: Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy, 2020–2040

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52353-001 Status: Proposed

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the preparation and initial implementation of the Armenia Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy (2020 2040) through development of Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy (TTFS). The TTFS shall be comprised of development of: (i) trade facilitation plan; (ii) road safety plan and program; and (iii) modal action plans. A well-prepared TTFS will be key to meeting the country's economic goals and will improve international cooperation and regional integration and can serve as input to the Government of Armenia's (GoA) effort to update the Armenia Development Strategy.

Project Details

Project Officer
Thomas Herz Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Armenia
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy, 2020–2040
Project Number 52353-001
Country Armenia
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA: Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the preparation and initial implementation of the Armenia Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy (2020 2040) through development of Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy (TTFS). The TTFS shall be comprised of development of: (i) trade facilitation plan; (ii) road safety plan and program; and (iii) modal action plans. A well-prepared TTFS will be key to meeting the country's economic goals and will improve international cooperation and regional integration and can serve as input to the Government of Armenia's (GoA) effort to update the Armenia Development Strategy.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy In 2008, the latest Armenia: Transport Sector Development Strategy was developed, providing guidance for the transport sector up to 2020. As the time frame covered is ending soon, a new strategy (i.e., the proposed TTFS) is needed to: (i) apply lessons learned from previous strategy implementation; (ii) broaden the scope of transport planning including private sector involvement; (iii) expand on the scope to incorporate trade facilitation and traffic safety; and (iv) mainstream gender, environmental, social and climate change aspects.
Impact

Promote long-term prosperity through the development of efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally and socially sustainable transport infrastructure and services, serving the whole nation.

ADB will play an important role in supporting the global agenda of infrastructure development as a source of global growth. Infrastructure will remain a key priority to promote social and economic development.

Outcome TTFS is included as input to the preparation of the Armenia Development Strategy
Outputs TTFS developed.
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Support for this effort was expressed by Deputy Prime Ministers of Armenia, identifying the need for strategic vision in the transport and trade facilitation sector. The Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies (MTCIT) was appointed lead institution and will be the executing agency for the TA, with support through the Transport and Communications Division of the Central and West Asia Department of ADB.
During Project Implementation MTCIT will chair a high-level steering committee made up of the relevant line-ministries, implementation agencies, and transport system users.
Responsible ADB Officer Thomas Herz
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies
Nalbandyan Str.
PO Box 69, 0010
Yerevan, Armenia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 29 May 2019
Fact Finding 03 Jun 2019 to 07 Jun 2019
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Jul 2019

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