Georgia: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53118-001

Georgia is located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, rich in natural resources and cultural heritage. Despite these comparative advantages, substantial infrastructure, services, and capacity gaps remain to unlock its economic growth potential. Although Georgia is an upper middle-income country. 20.1% of the population still lives below the poverty line. Economic growth has been unevenly distributed between Tbilisi and across the regions. Georgia has a population of 3.7 million people (of which 1.9 million are women), with about 59% living in urban areas. Over 30% of the total population lives in Tbilisi, which contributed 52% of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2019. The total population of Georgia has steadily declined from 4.12 million in 2000 to 3.72 million in 2020.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Naik Singru, Ramola
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Georgia
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development
Project Number 53118-001
Country Georgia
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Livable Cites Development Investment Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 120.00 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

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural market infrastructure

Transport / Urban public transport - Urban roads and traffic management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services - Renovation and protection of cultural heritage - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description Georgia is located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, rich in natural resources and cultural heritage. Despite these comparative advantages, substantial infrastructure, services, and capacity gaps remain to unlock its economic growth potential. Although Georgia is an upper middle-income country. 20.1% of the population still lives below the poverty line. Economic growth has been unevenly distributed between Tbilisi and across the regions. Georgia has a population of 3.7 million people (of which 1.9 million are women), with about 59% living in urban areas. Over 30% of the total population lives in Tbilisi, which contributed 52% of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2019. The total population of Georgia has steadily declined from 4.12 million in 2000 to 3.72 million in 2020. Population in Tbilisi increased from 1,100,000 to 1,184,800 during 2010 2020, while the picturesque Kakheti and Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti regions experienced a decline in their population during the same period from 369,800 to 310,000 and 413,200 to 311,100 respectively. The reverse trend in the regions highlights issues such as out-migration, limited job opportunities, low social benefits, and poor quality of life. Growing disparities between Tbilisi and the regions challenge inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Asian Development Bank (ADB) undertook a National Urban Assessment in 2015 which provided recommendations for balanced regional development to unlock the potential for inclusive economic growth through urban development by adopting multiple strategies, new initiatives, and innovative funding mechanisms at the national and regional level through integrated urban investment planning. Economic growth has been unevenly distributed between the capital city and other cities. Increased goods and services exports including wine, mineral water and beverages have been important drivers of recent increases in economic growth, and tourism receipts. The growth in the tourism sector has also benefited growth in transportation, communications and hospitality sectors. However, integrated multi-sector investments are required to unlock the economic opportunities that have been created by the expansion of the transport network across the country.
Impact Sustainable economic growth, improved livability and balanced development promoted in the regions and Tbilisi in Georgia (Georgia 2020).
Outcome Livability and inclusive economic activity in Georgia's regions and Tbilisi improved.
Outputs

Inclusive and climate-resilient urban infrastructure and services rehabilitated and constructed.

Accessibility, connectivity, and mobility of regional tourism clusters and Tbilisi improved.

Institutional framework and capacity for sustainability enhanced.

Geographical Location Nation-wide, Kakheti
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultants will be engaged in accordance with the ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulation for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Detailed designs for 25 kindergartens, 4 sports complexes and 4 upgrading subprojects in the three urban clusters are ready with bidding documents under preparation. The procurement will be undertaken in accordance with the ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulation for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Naik Singru, Ramola
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia
12 Khazbegi Str. 0160 Tbilisi
Georgia
Tbilisi City Municipality
7 Shartava str. 0160 Tbilisi
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 Jul 2020
Fact Finding 05 Apr 2021 to 14 Apr 2021
MRM 31 Aug 2021
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Jul 2020

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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
Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development: Dighomi Floodplains Municipal Park Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2021
Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development: Land Acquisition and Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Aug 2021
Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development: Svan Towers Rehabilitation, Mestia Municipality Draft Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2021
Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development: Dighomi Floodplains, Tbilisi Draft Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2021
Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development: Velistsikhe Historical Streets Draft Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2021
Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Regional Development: Rehabilitation of the Central Part of Velistsikhe Village (Package LCIP-CW-15) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2021
Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Regional Development: Construction of Sport Complex in Zugdidi (Package LCIP-CW-04) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2021
Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Regional Development: Construction of Olympic Swimming Pool in Kutaisi (Package LCIP-CW-02) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2021
Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Regional Development: Construction of Kindergarten in Kutaisi (Package LCIP-CW-01) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2021
Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Regional Development: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Aug 2021
Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development: Kutaisi Kindergarten Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2021
Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development: Kutaisi Swimming Pool Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2021
Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development: Zugdidi Sports Complex Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2021

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
53118-001-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development (LCIP/CW/08-2021) Invitation for Bids Closed 13 Aug 2021 13 Sep 2021
53118-001-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development (LCIP/CW/14-2021) Invitation for Bids Closed 11 Aug 2021 10 Sep 2021
53118-001-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development (LCIP/CW/13-2021) Invitation for Bids Closed 10 Aug 2021 09 Sep 2021
53118-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development [LCIP/CW/11b-2021] Invitation for Bids Closed 06 Aug 2021 06 Sep 2021
53118-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development [LCIP/CW/07c-2021] Invitation for Bids Closed 03 Aug 2021 02 Sep 2021
53118-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development [LCIP/CW/11a-2021] Invitation for Bids Closed 30 Jul 2021 30 Aug 2021
53118-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development [LCIP/CW/07b-2021] Invitation for Bids Closed 28 Jul 2021 27 Aug 2021
53118-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development [LCIP/CW/07d-2021] Invitation for Bids Closed 23 Jul 2021 23 Aug 2021
53118-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development [LCIP/CW/07a-2021] Invitation for Bids Closed 22 Jul 2021 23 Aug 2021
53118-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development [LCIP/CW/10b-2021] Invitation for Bids Closed 16 Jul 2021 16 Aug 2021
53118-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development [LCIP/CW/10a-2021] Invitation for Bids Closed 13 Jul 2021 12 Aug 2021
53118-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development [LCIP/CW/12c-2021] Invitation for Bids Closed 09 Jul 2021 09 Aug 2021
53118-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development [LCIP/CW/12b-2021] Invitation for Bids Closed 06 Jul 2021 05 Aug 2021
53118-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development [LCIP/CW/016-2021] Invitation for Bids Closed 05 Jul 2021 16 Aug 2021
53118-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development [LCIP/CW/09b-2021] Invitation for Bids Closed 02 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021
53118-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development [LCIP/CW/09a-2021] Invitation for Bids Closed 29 Jun 2021 29 Jul 2021
53118-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development [LCIP/CW/015-2020] - CORRIGENDUM Invitation for Bids Closed 28 Jun 2021 16 Jul 2021
53118-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development [LCIP/CW/12a-2021] Invitation for Bids Closed 25 Jun 2021 26 Jul 2021
53118-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development [LCIP/CW/03c-2021] Invitation for Bids Closed 22 Jun 2021 22 Jul 2021
53118-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development [LCIP/CW/03b-2021] - Rebidding Invitation for Bids Closed 18 Jun 2021 19 Jul 2021
53118-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development [LCIP/CW/03a-2021] - Rebidding Invitation for Bids Closed 17 Jun 2021 19 Jul 2021
53118-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development [LCIP/CW/018-2021] Invitation for Bids Closed 17 Jun 2021 29 Jul 2021
53118-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development [LCIP/CW/015-2020] - ORIGINAL Invitation for Bids Closed 04 Jun 2021 16 Jul 2021
53118-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development [LCIP/CW/01-2021] – Rebidding Invitation for Bids Closed 19 May 2021 21 Jun 2021
Supervision of the Construction of the urban and tourism infrastructure across three urban area clusters - Kakheti region with Telavi and Gurjaani, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region with Zugdidi and Mest Firm - Consulting Closed 23 Sep 2020 22 Oct 2020
53118-001-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Regional Development Invitation for Bids Closed 08 Sep 2020 20 Oct 2020
53118-001-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Regional Development Invitation for Bids Closed 24 Aug 2020 05 Oct 2020
53118-001-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Regional Development Invitation for Bids Closed 24 Aug 2020 05 Oct 2020
53118-001-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Regional Development Invitation for Bids Closed 21 Aug 2020 02 Oct 2020
53118-001-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Regional Development Invitation for Bids Closed 21 Aug 2020 02 Oct 2020
53118-001-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Regional Development Invitation for Bids Closed 19 Aug 2020 30 Sep 2020
53118-001-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Regional Development Invitation for Bids Closed 19 Aug 2020 30 Sep 2020
53118-001-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Regional Development Invitation for Bids Closed 18 Aug 2020 29 Sep 2020
53118-001-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Regional Development Invitation for Bids Closed 18 Aug 2020 29 Sep 2020
Supervision of Civil Works under the Project – Construction of Kindergartens and Sport Complexes in different regions of Georgia Firm - Consulting Closed 18 Aug 2020 30 Sep 2020
53118-001-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Regional Development Invitation for Bids Closed 14 Aug 2020 25 Sep 2020
53118-001-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Regional Development Invitation for Bids Closed 14 Aug 2020 25 Sep 2020
Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Regional Development Advance Notice Active 12 Aug 2020

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found


Procurement Plan

None currently available.