Georgia : Livable Cities Investment Program
Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia, contributes 70% of the national GDP, with about half of the country's urban population concentrated in it. The city's urban population steadily increased from 47% to 51% of the country's total between 2007 and 2017, while cities in the regions of Kakheti and Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti experienced decline in their urban population during the same period. The reverse trend in regional cities highlights issues such as out-migration, unbalanced economic growth, limited employment opportunities and poor livability in these regions. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) undertook a National Urban Assessment (NUA) in 2015 that identified the need 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.
Ancora, Maria Pia
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- Water and other urban infrastructure and services
|Project Name||Livable Cities Investment Program|
|Country / Economy||Georgia
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Operational Priorities||OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP4: Making cities more livable
OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
|Sector / Subsector||
Industry and trade / Small and medium enterprise development
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 flood protection - Urban sanitation - Urban sewerage - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply
|Description||Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia, contributes 70% of the national GDP, with about half of the country's urban population concentrated in it. The city's urban population steadily increased from 47% to 51% of the country's total between 2007 and 2017, while cities in the regions of Kakheti and Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti experienced decline in their urban population during the same period. The reverse trend in regional cities highlights issues such as out-migration, unbalanced economic growth, limited employment opportunities and poor livability in these regions. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) undertook a National Urban Assessment (NUA) in 2015 that identified the need 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.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The Government of Georgia has requested the Asian Development Bank for the Project Readiness Financing (PRF) for the preparation of the ensuing Livable Cities Investment Program (LCIP) multitranche financing facility (MFF). The LCIP concept was developed under the policy and advisory technical assistance (TA-9220): Livable Urban Areas which prepared integrated urban action plans (IUAP) as an investment matrix for ensuring balanced regional development in the selected four urban region clusters. The TA-9220 supported Georgia in mainstreaming integrated urban development in a participatory manner through master planning and prioritization of urban investments that promote the development of inclusive, environmentally responsible, and economically competitive urban tourism clusters and economic corridors. The development of livable urban areas with improved infrastructure and services will realize Georgia's potential for sustainable urban development, balanced regional development and inclusive economic growth.|
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|Responsible ADB Officer||Ancora, Maria Pia|
|Responsible ADB Department||Sectors Group|
|Responsible ADB Division||Water and Urban Development Sector Office (SG-WUD)|
Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia
Municipal Development Fund of Georgia
Tbilisi City Municipality
|Fact Finding||20 Mar 2019 to 22 Mar 2019|
|MRM||04 Sep 2019|
|Approval||21 Nov 2019|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||29 Nov 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|21 Nov 2019||09 Dec 2019||19 May 2020||30 Dec 2023||30 Dec 2025||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||18.27||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||15.00||08 Sep 2023||5.61||0.00||39%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||08 Sep 2023||3.19||0.00||22%|
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|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Feasibility Study and Detailed Design for Tbilisi Metro Station Upgrades||Loan 6024||10 Aug 2023||JV SMEC International Pty Ltd (Australia) and Altinok Consulting Engineering (Turkey) | Level 5, 20 Berry Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060, Australia||Tbilisi City Municipality||1,423,520.80||1,422,074.79|
|Development of Strategy for Dighomi Floodplain Rehabilitation||6024||19 Jun 2023||SMEC International Pty. Ltd. | 37M Chavchavadze Avenue; 10th Floor, Tbilisi, Georgia||Tbilisi City Municipality||481,209.78||480,857.86|
|Concept Design and Feasibility Study for the Development of Superblocks in Tbilisi||Loan 6024||23 Aug 2022||Tecnica y Proyectos S.A. | Gomera 9 Madrid, Spain 28703 Spain||Tbilisi City Municipality||925,543.46||770,961.19|
|Detailed Design Preparation for Vera Park Rehabilitation||Loan 6024||27 Sep 2021||Atelier Architects LLC | A. Politkovskaia Str. 3 Tbilisi||Tbilisi City Municipality||264,912.46||222,963.18|
|PREPARATION OF SUSTAINABLE URBAN MOBILITY PLAN (SUMP)||Loan 6024||18 Nov 2020||JV RAMBOLL DANMARK, IRD ENGINEERING, CITY INS | HANNEMANNS ALLE 53 COPENHAGEN S DK-2300 DENMARK DENMARK||Min. of Regional Dev't.& Infrastructure of Georgia||2,234,678.46||1,818,924.90|
|FEASIBILITY STUDY ON DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC AND TOU RIST TRANSPORT SERVICES ON THE MTKVARI RIVER IN TB ILISI||Loan 6024||26 Oct 2020||HASKONINGDHV NEDERLAND B.V. | LAAN 1914 NO. 35; 3818 EX AMERSFOORT NETHERLANDS||Min. of Regional Dev't.& Infrastructure of Georgia||1,009,505.41||768,165.88|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Livable Cities Investment Program: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Jul 2023|