Georgia: Livable Cities Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 53118-002

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 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 Program
Project Number 53118-002
Country Georgia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 6024-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Program - Project Readiness Financing
Ordinary capital resources US$ 15.00 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

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
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.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
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
Zurab Alavidze / Irakli Matkava
12 Khazbegi Str. 0160 Tbilisi
Georgia
Municipal Development Fund of Georgia
[email protected]
150, D. Agmashenebeli Ave., 0112 Tbilisi, Georgia
Tbilisi City Municipality
7 Shartava str. 0160 Tbilisi
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
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

Loan 6024-GEO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Nov 2019 09 Dec 2019 19 May 2020 30 Dec 2023 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 18.27 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 15.00 18 Nov 2021 3.25 0.00 21%
Counterpart 3.27 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Nov 2021 1.41 0.00 9%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - Satisfactory

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Civil Engineer for TDF Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Oct 2021 07 Nov 2021
Concept Design and Feasibility Study for Development of Superblocks in Tbilisi Firm - Consulting Closed 01 Sep 2021 07 Oct 2021
Disbursement Officer for TDF Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Jul 2021 10 Sep 2021
National Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Jun 2021 22 Jun 2021
Social Safeguard Specialist for TDF Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Apr 2021 04 May 2021
Disbursement Officer for TDF Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Mar 2021 22 Apr 2021
Accessibility Audit Expert for TDF Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Mar 2021 19 Apr 2021
THE AUDIT OF THE ANNUAL PROJECT FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (APFS) OF THE PROJECT READINESS FINANCING FOR LIVABLE CITIES INVESTMENT PROGRAM (Loan 6024-GEO) FOR THE YEARS ENDING ON 31 DECEMBER 2020 (FY202 Firm - Consulting Closed 19 Mar 2021 22 Apr 2021
Environmental Specialist for TDF Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Mar 2021 05 Apr 2021
Detailed Design of Vera Park Rehabilitation Firm - Consulting Closed 01 Dec 2020 10 Dec 2020
National Project Manager for TDF Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Oct 2020 26 Oct 2020
National Financial Manager for TDF Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Oct 2020 26 Oct 2020
National Procurement Manager for TDF Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Oct 2020 26 Oct 2020
Program Assistant/ Translator for Project Readiness Financing for Livable Cities Investment Program (Georgia to English and vice-versa) Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Sep 2020 28 Sep 2020
National Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Sep 2020 12 Oct 2020
Feasibility Study on the Development of Public and Tourist Transport Services on the Mtkvari River in Tbilisi (Package 5) Firm - Consulting Closed 21 Nov 2019 13 Jan 2020

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
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

Procurement Plan