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Georgia: Airport Sector Assessment

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54427-001 Status: Active

The TA will provide a specialized consulting support to the MOESD and UAG to elaborate airport development strategy in a post-COVID-19 environment until 2045. The strategy will include assessment of existing international and domestic airport capacity, future demand projections and consideration of alternative scenarios for capacity expansion and airport ownership and management schemes. The opportunities for developing both greenfield and brownfield airport projects through Public-Private Partnerships will be explored. The strategy will serve as a key input in formulating the government's sector policy and guide the decision-making with regards to airport infrastructure development, ownership and management schemes. The TA will also support workshops to train relevant MOESD and UAG staff on best international practices in airport development and management, including structuring and managing airport concessions.

Project Details

Project Officer
Kiziria, George Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Georgia
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Airport Sector Assessment
Project Number 54427-001
Country Georgia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6707-GEO: Airport Sector Assessment
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Air transport

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA will provide a specialized consulting support to the MOESD and UAG to elaborate airport development strategy in a post-COVID-19 environment until 2045. The strategy will include assessment of existing international and domestic airport capacity, future demand projections and consideration of alternative scenarios for capacity expansion and airport ownership and management schemes. The opportunities for developing both greenfield and brownfield airport projects through Public-Private Partnerships will be explored. The strategy will serve as a key input in formulating the government's sector policy and guide the decision-making with regards to airport infrastructure development, ownership and management schemes. The TA will also support workshops to train relevant MOESD and UAG staff on best international practices in airport development and management, including structuring and managing airport concessions. This is particularly important in view of expiry of current Tbilisi and Batumi airport concessions in 2027.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

This knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the government of Georgia in elaborating the airport sector strategy for future development of international and local airports in Georgia. By enabling sustainable airport infrastructure development, operations and service delivery, the strategy will help the Georgian authorities to mitigate the negative impact of COVID-19 on air travel, revitalize previously vibrant airport sector, capitalize on opportunities for further growth in hospitality sector and develop Georgia into regional transport and logistics hub.

With its goal of enhancing Georgia's international connectivity through improved and sustainable airport infrastructure and services, the TA is aligned with operational priorities of ADB's strategy 2030 and the Georgia Country Partnership Strategy 2019-2023, both of which adopt regional cooperation and integration as primary strategic objective. The TA was not included in the Country Operations Business Plan (COBP) 2021-2023, which was prepared before the impact of COVID-19.

Impact

Georgia's air connectivity improved.

Georgia's economic growth and regional integration accelerated

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Planning capacity in Georgia's civil aviation sector enhanced
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Georgia's airport sector assessment with strategic recommendations developed.
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 Kiziria, George
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Georgia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia
2 Sanapiro Str., Tbilisi, 0105
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 28 Dec 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Dec 2020

TA 6707-GEO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Dec 2020 - 28 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2022 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 28 Dec 2020 0.00

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