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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 received on 9 February 2021
Step 2. Determining Eligibility  
  Eligibility of complaint reviewed by the CRP 10 March 2021 Completed
  CRP report on its review of eligibility submitted to ADB Board. 24 March 2021 Completed. The CRP determines the complaint is eligible for compliance review.
  CRP informs the complainants, borrower, ADB Board member representing the country concerned, ADB Management, and ADB Operations Department of its decision 25 March 2021 Completed
Step 3. Board Authorization of Compliance Review      
  ADB Board authorization of compliance review 21 April 2021 Completed
  Receipt of Board's authorization of compliance review 22 April 2021 Completed
  Complainants informed of Board's decision 26 April 2021 Completed
  CRP report on eligibility and Board's decision posted on website 22 April 2021 Eligibility Report in English and in Georgian 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 26 April 2021 Completed
  BCRC's clearance of the TOR 5 May 2021 Completed
  TOR provided to the ADB Board copied to ADB Management 6 May 2021 Terms of Reference in English and in Georgian
  Conducting compliance review   Ongoing
Step 5. CRP's Draft Report  
  Issued and sent to complainants, borrower, ADB Management for comments    
  CRP provides the draft report to BCRC for review    
Step 6. CRP's Final Report  
  Issued to the ADB Board for consideration through the BCRC    
Step 7. ADB Board consideration of the CRP's Final Report  
  ADB Board's Consideration    
  CRP's Final Report posted on the website    
  CRP's Final Report released to the complainants and the borrower    
Step 8. Management's Remedial Actions  
  ADB Management submits proposed remedial actions to ADB Board    
Step 9. ADB Board's Decision  
  ADB Board's Consideration    
  Board's Decision    
  Remedial Actions approved by the ADB Board    
Step 10. Monitoring of Remedial Actions