Lifeline Roads

The “Transport Projects Implementation Unit” State Institution of the Ministry of Transport and Communication of the Republic of Armenia carries out Lifeline Roads Improvement Projects. These Projects are as follows

1.    “Lifeline Roads Network Improvement Project” financed by the World Bank

The Project Loan Agreement between the Republic of Armenia and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development was signed on 11of February 2013.
The Project Duration is till 30 June, 2017 (as per revision till 30 December 2019).
The Project Objective is to rehabilitate lifeline roads with overall length of approximately 170km during 2013-2016.

The Project Progress: during 2013-2014 lifeline roads with total length of about 73.3km and in 2015 approximately 93km were rehabilitated and put into operation. Due to savings generated through the Project implementation it became possible to include additional road sections, as a result of which totally about 208.3km of roads will be rehabilitated within the framework of the Project, instead of initially planned 170 km.

2.    “Lifeline Roads Network Improvement Project: Additional Financing” financed by the World Bank is under preparation

The Project Loan Agreement between the Republic of Armenia and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development was signed on 26 of August 2015.
The Project Duration is till 30 December, 2019.
The Project Objective is to rehabilitate lifeline roads with total length of approximately 190km during 2016-2019.
It is planned to rehabilitate seven lifeline roads during Year 1 of the Project implementation.
The designs and Environmental Management Plans of rehabilitating road sections were developed.  

SECOND ADDITIONAL FINANCING

In 2012, the Republic of Armenia (RoA) borrowed US$ 45 million equivalent from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) to implement Lifeline Road Network Improvement Project (LRNIP). Later, the Government has requested an additional financing (AF) for LRNIP in the amount of US$ 40 million equivalent. On January 31, 2019, the Government of Armenia, requested a second Additional Financing in the amount of US$15 million to scale up the development effectiveness of the project. It is expected the AF will be able to finance the rehabilitation of additional 60km of local and secondary lifeline roads, bringing the total number of roads to be rehabilitated under the Project (through the two on-going loans and the proposed Additional Financing) to about 450km.  


Environmental and Social Management Framework and Resettlement Policy Framework are prepared for the second Additional Financing and are enclosed here.



ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLAN
FOR SMALL SCALE ROAD REHABILITATION



3. Environmental and Social Management Plans of the road sections selected in the frameworks of the additional financing of the World Bank's “Lifeline Road Network Improvement Project” for the second year