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Georgia: Livable Cities Investment Program

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53118-002 Status: Approved

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
Ramola Naik Singru 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 Approved
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
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
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
Responsible ADB Officer Ramola Naik Singru
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 -
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 - 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 21 Nov 2019 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 3.27 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 21 Nov 2019 0.00 0.00 0%

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
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

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