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Georgia: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Regional Development

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53118-001 Status: Proposed

Georgia is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, rich in natural resources and cultural heritage. Despite these comparative advantages, substantial infrastructure urban services, and capacity gaps remain to unlock its economic growth potential especially for secondary cities and towns in the regions. Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia, contributes 70% of the national gross domestic product (GDP), with about half of the country's urban population concentration. Between 2007 and 2017, the city's urban population steadily increased from 47% to 51% of the country's total, while cities in Kakheti and Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti (SZS) regions experienced decline in their urban population during the same period. SZS registered the largest decline with -28% change in urban and a -15% change in rural population.

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 Regional 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$ 90.00 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 strategically located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, rich in natural resources and cultural heritage. Despite these comparative advantages, substantial infrastructure urban services, and capacity gaps remain to unlock its economic growth potential especially for secondary cities and towns in the regions. Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia, contributes 70% of the national gross domestic product (GDP), with about half of the country's urban population concentration. Between 2007 and 2017, the city's urban population steadily increased from 47% to 51% of the country's total, while cities in Kakheti and Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti (SZS) regions experienced decline in their urban population during the same period. SZS registered the largest decline with -28% change in urban and a -15% change in rural population. This reverse trend in regional city centers highlights issues such as out-migration, unbalanced economic growth, limited employment opportunities and poor livability in these regions, while resulting in additional stress on Tbilisi.
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 regional development promoted in the urban regions in Georgia (Georgia 2020).
Outcome Livability and inclusive economic growth in the urban regional clusters in Georgia improved.
Outputs Inclusive and climate-resilient urban infrastructure and services rehabilitated and constructed.
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
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 Jul 2020
Fact Finding 03 Aug 2020 to 10 Aug 2020
MRM 10 Sep 2020
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Jul 2020

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
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 14 Aug 2020 25 Sep 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 18 Aug 2020 29 Sep 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 18 Aug 2020 29 Sep 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 19 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 08 Sep 2020 20 Oct 2020
Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Regional Development Advance Notice Active 12 Aug 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
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

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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