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Georgia: North-South Corridor (Kvesheti-Kobi) Road Project

Project information
Request number 2021/1
Project name Georgia: North-South Corridor (Kvesheti-Kobi) Road Project
Project number Loan 3803
Country Georgia


ADB’s summary of the project states that: “The project will improve connectivity and safety along the North-South Corridor by (i) constructing about 23 kilometers (km) of climate-resilient two-lane highway between Kvesheti and Kobi (the project road) and about 5 km of all-weather access roads, and (b) increasing road safety awareness; (ii) establishing a visitor center in the Khada Valley to support tourism activities; and (iii) enhancing the capacity of the Roads Department on project and contract management. The project expands efforts of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and other development partners to upgrade the country's national highway network along key economic corridors. It will enhance inclusive economic growth and regional connectivity. The project is aligned with the following impacts: (i) economic growth and regional connectivity enhanced; and (ii) trade, tourism, and economic corridors improved. The project will have the following outcome: connectivity, safety, and livelihoods along the North-South Corridor improved.”

Progress Report

Steps and Milestones Date Remarks and Attachments
  CRP received a request for compliance review (the complaint) 6 January 2021 Request for compliance review [PDF]
  CRP informs the complainants, borrower, ADB Board member representing the country concerned, and ADB Management about receipt of the complaint 11 January 2021  
Step 1. Requesting Management Response  
  CRP's initial assessment of the complaint 11 January 2021 Completed
  CRP's assessment 11 January 2021 Complaint falls within the mandate of the compliance review function
  CRP forwards the complaint to ADB Management for response 11 January 2021 ADB Management's response expected on or before 9 February 2021
Step 2. Determining Eligibility  
  Eligibility of complaint reviewed by the CRP Ongoing