Project Details
Baku to Samur
Country:Azerbaijan
Sector:Transport
Summary:

The project includes

  • upgrading and rehabilitation of a 60-kilometer (km) section of road from Sumgait to Zarat, located on the main north–south route from Baku to Samur;
  • creation of four to six regional maintenance units;
  • establishment of a “service level agreement” between these regional maintenance units and the in-house suppliers undertaking the road maintenance work; and
  • strengthening the capacity of the Roads Advisory Board to audit the operation of the service-level agreement in place between the Ministry of Transport and the Road Transport Services Department.
Expected Outcome:The project will help promote economic development and regional trade, by improving a section of the main north–south road linking the Russian Federation and Iran with Baku, Azerbaijan.
Expected Outputs:
  • 60 km road section from Sumgait to Zarat upgraded;
  • four to six regional maintenance units created;
  • a service-level agreement between regional maintenance units and suppliers established; and
  • capacity of the Roads Advisory Board strengthened.
Date Approved:2005
Status:Ongoing
Expected Completion:0000
Funding Type:Loan
Funding Amount:European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: $100 million
Links/Documents:EBRD Project Page