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 (i) a comprehensive policy matrix for the policy-based loan covering institutional and operational changes at ADY, financial restructuring at ADY, and other policy areas as needed in full consultation with all key railway stakeholders; (ii) a feasibility study for repair and rehabilitation of the double-track section between Baku and Yalama (border with Russia); and (iii) 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.

Project Types

Technical Assistance


Funding AgencyAmount (USD millions)Notes
Asian Development Bank 1
Asian Development Bank 0.33 Supplementary to TA 9154, approved 2017
Total 1.33