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Georgia: Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program - Tranche 3

Project information
Request number 2016/1
Project name Georgia: Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program - Tranche 3
Project number Loan 3063
Country Georgia

Summary

Under Tranche 3, ADB lent to the Government of Georgia (the Borrower) from ADB's ordinary capital resources an amount of seventy three million dollars ($73 million). Tranche 3 is scheduled for completion by 30 June 2018, with loan closing on 31 December 2018. The Project is expected to improve the transport system and infrastructure in urban areas and comprises two subprojects: (i) section 2 (km 4.0-10.8) of the international standard Tbilisi-Rustavi Urban Road Link; and (ii) phase 2 of Anaklia Coastal Improvement; both of which are in line with components of the Investment Program. The Municipal Development Fund of Georgia (MDF) is the project executing, implementing and disbursing agency. The objective of the Project is to develop an efficient, affordable, and environmentally sustainable transportation system that forms a part of the south-east route of the country. The project will focus on the improvement of the existing transport services linking Rustavi to Tbilisi. The Project targeted measures and specific facilities such as provision of interchanges, underpass, bridge road widening, bus stops, retaining wall, footbridge included to ensure a quick, safe and reliable bus services and guarantee proper physical connection with Tbilisi and Rustavi at the entrance of the city. The Program was developed as the Government’s response to the transportation problems in urban areas, which include large traffic volumes between Tbilisi and Rustavi route causing increasing delays.

Progress Report

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Steps and Milestones Date Remarks and Attachments
  CRP received a request for compliance review (the complaint) 14 March 2016 Request for compliance review in English and in Georgian [PDF]
  CRP informs the complainants, borrower, ADB Board member representing the country concerned, and ADB Management about receipt of the complaint 21 March 2016  
Step 1. Requesting Management Response  
  CRP's initial assessment of the complaint 21 March 2016 Completed
  CRP's assessment 21 March 2016 Complaint falls within the mandate of the compliance review function
  CRP forwards the complaint to ADB Management for response 22 March 2016  
Step 2. Determining Eligibility  
  Eligibility of complaint reviewed by the CRP   Reviewed. Eligibility mission held from 12-14 May 2016.
  CRP report on its review of eligibility submitted to ADB Board. CRP determines request is eligible 24 May 2016  
  CRP informs the complainants, borrower, ADB Board member representing the country concerned, ADB Management, and ADB Operations Department of its decision 24 May 2016
Step 3. Board Authorization of Compliance Review  
  ADB Board authorization of compliance review 14 June 2016  
  Receipt of ADB Board authorization of compliance review 15 June 2016  
  Complainants informed of ADB Board decision 23 June 2016  
  CRP report on eligibility and Board's decision posted on website 21 June 2016 Report on Eligibility in English and in Georgian [PDF] ;
and Board's Decision in English and in Georgian [PDF]
Step 4. Conducting compliance review  
  CRP provides Draft Terms of Reference (TOR) to ADB Board Compliance Review Committee (BCRC) for clearance 20 June 2016  
  BCRC's clearance of the TOR 28 June 2016  
  TOR provided to the ADB Board copied to ADB Management 28 June 2016 Terms of Reference in English and in Georgian [PDF]
  Conducting compliance review Ongoing  
Step 5. CRP's Draft Report  
  Issued and sent to complainants, borrower, ADB Management for comments 15 November 2016  
  CRP provides the draft report to BCRC for review 15 November 2016  
Step 6. CRP's Final Report  
  Issued to the ADB Board for consideration through the BCRC 13 February 2017  
Step 7. ADB Board consideration of the CRP's Final Report  
  ADB Board's Consideration 6 March 2017 Board's Decision in English [PDF] and in Georgian [PDF]
  CRP's Final Report posted on the website 7 March 2017 CRP's Final Report in English[PDF] and in Georgian [PDF]
  CRP's Final Report released to the complainants and the borrower 7 March 2017  
Step 8. Management's Remedial Actions  
  ADB Management refers its draft remedial actions to the CRP and seek its comments    
  CRP sends its comments to ADB Management on the draft remedial actions    
  ADB Management submits proposed remedial actions to ADB Board    
Step 9. ADB Board's Decision  
  ADB Board's Consideration    
  ADB Board's Decision    
  Remedial Actions approved by the ADB Board    
Step 10. Monitoring and Conclusion  
  CRP commences monitoring of implementation of remedial actions