Project Details
Railway Sector Development Program

The Government of Azerbaijan is endeavoring to transform Azerbaijan Railways (ADY) into a profitable company and to improve railway service delivery.


It has requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to finance (i) railway sector and corporate reforms and ADY financial restructuring; and (ii) improvements to railway infrastructure, particularly along the north-south railway corridor.

Expected Outcome:
Expected Outputs:This program preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) will prepare
  • a comprehensive policy matrix for the policy-based loan-covering institutional changes at ADY and in the railways sector, financial restructuring at ADY, a sector development plan, and other
  • policy areas as needed-prepared in full consultation with all key railway stakeholders;
  • a feasibility study for track renewal and a computerized freight operation system; and
  • ADB loan processing documents, including a sector assessment; technical, economic, and financial appraisals; environmental, social, and poverty impact assessments; procurement preparation and project implementation arrangements.
Date Approved:2016
Expected Completion:2018
Funding Type:Technical Assistance
Funding Amount:Asian Development Bank: $1,000,000
Links/Documents:ADB Project Page