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    Georgia
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      Agreements and declarations

    2015

    Joint Declaration of the Eastern Partnership Summit

    EU leaders met representatives of the Eastern Partnership partner countries at the fourth Eastern Partnership summit in Riga to reconfirm the importance the EU attaches to its Eastern Partnership. Find out more about the summit here

    2013

    Joint Declaration on future of Eastern Partnership transport cooperation

    Ministers responsible for Transport of the EU Member States and Partner countries of the Eastern Partnership and representatives of the European Commission (hereinafter "the Participants") have met in Luxembourg on 9 October 2013 back to back with the formal TTE Council to discuss cooperation in transport and logistics, with special emphasis on the improvement of transport connections between the EU and its closest neighbours.

    2011

    European Union Neighbourhood Transport Plan

    To achieve closer transport market integration with the neighbouring countries, the Commission published a new EU Neighbourhood Transport Action Plan setting out over 20 actions for the short and longer term to strengthen transport connections. The full detail of these measures are set out in the Communication on "The EU and its neighbouring regions: A renewed approach to transport cooperation."

    2011

    Joint Declaration on transport cooperation between the EU and Eastern Partnership countries

    European Commission put forward actions to improve transport connections with the EU's neighbouring countries

    2011

    Partnership Agreement Economic Integration and Convergence with EU Policies

    The Heads of State or Government and representatives of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, the representatives of the European Union and the Heads of State or Government and representatives of its Member States, are committed to the success and the development of the Eastern Partnership, and have therefore agreed to the following: A deeper bilateral engagement: Political association, Socio-Economic integration and mobility.

     

    EAP Maps

    2013

    Eastern Partnership regional transport study (EU TRACECA IDEA II)
    TEN Tec maps of EaP strategic railways and road networks
    maps of EaP strategic projects maps of road condition maps of electrification rail and road freight flow patterns rail and road passengers flow patterns 
    Annex 1 includes railway and road indicators.
     

    2013

    Eastern Partnership Transport networks endorsed at the meeting of EU and Eastern Partnership Transport Ministers

    ★ Railways, airports, ports (Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine) ★ Roads, airports, ports (Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine) ★ Railways, airports, ports (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia) ★ Roads, airports and ports (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia)

    2013

    Map of EaP priority Rail and Maritime Projects - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia

    2013

    Map of EaP priority Road Projects - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia

    2013

    Map of EaP priority Rail Projects - Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine

    2013

    Map of EaP priority Road Projects - Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine

    2013

    Maps, Armenia
    General Map of Armenia administrative division Armenia Potential Trade with TRACECA Countries and Europe Inland Transport Mode: Railways
    Inland Transport Mode: Roads Inland Transport Mode: Roads.

    Level of services on EaP roads.

     

    Meetings

    ongoing

    Virtual Discussion Groups

    ★ Infrastructure management ★ Road Safety Management ★ Speed enforcement other

    2017

    Regional Working Groups, first EU workshop on Road Safety, Brussels

    2013

    Using transport to link the EU with its Eastern neighbours, Cezary Grabarczyk, Minister of Infrastructure, Poland

    2013Eastern Partnership Ministerial Meetings, Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the European Commission

     

    Press Releases

    2017

    EU-Armenia talks on Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement kick off in Yerevan

    The first stage of the negotiations between the Republic of Armenia and the European Union on the Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement has been kicked off. In the frames of this agreement the Republic of Armenia will join the EU Common Aviation Area, and as a result the parties will liberalize the market, providing the airlines with the opportunity to operate the routes without any limitations and enjoy equal opportunities of servicing a market with a population of 500 million.
    2015

    Commission launches new Neighbourhood Transport Action Plan

    The European Commission published a new Neighbourhood Transport Action Plan to strengthen transport links with

    neighbouring regions to the East and South of the EU. The plan proposes more than 20 concrete measures, in the short and longer term, to make transport connections smoother, safer and more reliable. At the same time, it will deepen market integration to the advantage of both the EU and its neighbouring regions.

     

    Studies

    2014

    2015 Eastern Partnership regional transport study (EU TRACECA IDEA II)

    Study is intended to provide the basic information regarding the characteristic of the Eastern Partnership strategic transport networks and also provide a first overview of the existing traffic flows and the demand forecast by 2030.
    Annex 1 includes railway and road indicators.

     

    Armenia: Air transport

    2017

    Armenia, International Aviation
    The Horizontal Agreement between Armenia and the European Union was signed in 2008. 2017 EU-Armenia talks on Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement kicked off in Yerevan. Armenia will join the EU Common Aviation Area.

    2014

    Armenia, Air Transport Indicators (AMT)

    Indicators on freight transportation by air transport. Structure of freight transportation by air. Passenger transportation by air. Number and directions of scheduled flights.

     

    Armenia: Intermodal transport

    2017-20Country Report on Infrastructure and Finances in Armenia (TRACECA)

    Country infrastructure and policy directions, government perspective on the role of private sector involvement, sources of financing.

    2015

    Transportation modes in Armenia (Areg Gharabegian, Adviser to RA gov)

    Overview of transportation network. Being a landlocked country, Armenia has an economy that depends on transport and crossborder access (roadway network, railway transportation, air transportation, key challenges). 

    2011

    Armenia’s Transport Outlook (ADB)
    This report was developed through extensive consultations with the Government of Armenia and development partners in 2008 under the Asian Development Bank financed technical assistance that helped prepare Armenia’s transport
    strategy. This report summarizes the transport sector profile, challenges, and the way forward. 

    1997

    Republic of Armenia Transport Sector Review (WB)
    This report reviews the current situation of Armenia's transport sector, follows with a vision of a reformed transport sector in a market economy, and suggests the steps necessary to the transition.

     

    Armenia: Maritime transport
    2013

    Logistics Processes and Motorways of the Sea II (EU)
    Transport – strategic challenges. Intermodal, maritime based transport challenges. Port system and maritime links. Inland transport modes – railways and roads.

    2012

    Logistics Processes and Motorways of the Sea II (EU)
    Transport – strategic challenges. Intermodal, maritime based transport challenges. Port system and maritime links. Inland transport modes – railways and roads.

     

    Armenia: Rail transport
    2017

    Armenia Railway Assessment

    About 85 percent of all goods used in Armenia are imported by rail. The Armenian railway network consists of 845 km electrified line. The area is mountainous, so several of the lines are heavily graded and have very narrow curves. The rail system is roughly configured as a "Y" and has lines radiating from a central point just south of Yerevan.

     

    Armenia: Road transport
    2017Armenian Roads Directorate" SNCO"

    The content is available in Armenian version  only

    2017Priority Road Projects (Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies, Republic of Armenia). North-South Road Corridor M3 M4 ★ M6 M8
    2014

    The Highway System – Transportation Infrastructure in Armenia: Part I

    2014The Highway System – Transportation Infrastructure in Armenia: Part II
    2010Improving Local Roads and Creating Jobs through Rapid Response Projects: Lessons from Armenia Lifeline Roads Improvement Project (World Bank)
    In late 2008 the Republic of Armenia requested the Bank's assistance to mitigate the impact of the global financial crisis. This technical note describes how the Lifeline Road Improvement Project (LRIP) was prepared and implemented as a Rapid Response Project, prepared in only six weeks.
     

     

    Armenia: Transport strategies

    2020

    Armenia: Transport Sector Development Strategy 2020 (ADB)

    The Armenia Transport Sector Development Strategy 2020 pursues improved management, infrastructure, and technology to maximize the transport sector’s performance until 2020 and entails an Action Plan which comprises a time-bound program of policy reforms and investment and technical assistance projects identified for 2009-2020, totaling about $2.2 billion.

    2020Armenian Transport Sector Development Strategy 2020 (Ministry of Transport)
    The content is available only in Armenian version.
    2014-25

    Armenia Development Strategy for 20142025 (RA gov. program)
    Transport – current situation, main directions of program policies and program target indicators.

    2014-18

    Country Partnership Strategy (ADB)

    ADB will work with the government to improve both external and internal transport links, including those between Yerevan and other urban areas, and to catalyze new economic opportunities in the secondary towns where poverty is highest.

    2014-18Country Partnership Strategy: Armenia Transport Sector Assessment, summary (ADB)

    Sector performance - problems, and opportunities. Road, railway, air transport, multimodal transport. 

    2014-17

    Country Partnership Strategy (WB)

    CPS sets out how the World Bank Group (WBG) will support Armenia in implementing the Armenia Development Strategy 2025. In transport, the focus will be on effective implementation of the ongoing Lifeline Road Network Improvement Projects.

     

    Armenia: Transport safety

    ongoing

    Road Safety in EaP countries

    2016

    Major Challenge for Armenia’s Transport Security (Armenian Journal of Political Science). The article analyzes the key issues of transport and logistics policy of Armenia in the context of integration into the international corridors TRACECA and the "North-South".

     

    Azerbaijan: Air transport

    2011

    Azerbaijan, Economic benefits from air transport (Oxford Economics)

    The aviation sector contributes AZN 395 million (0.8%) to Azerbaijani GDP and supports 28,000 jobs. Air transport to, from and within Azerbaijan creates three distinct types of economic benefit. Typically, studies such as this focus on the ‘economic footprint’ of the industry, measured by its contribution to GDP, jobs and tax revenues

     

    Azerbaijan: Intermodal transport

    2017

    Azerbaijan, Silk Road Economic Belt Implications (CESD)

    Azerbaijan main transport infrastructures. Role of transport corridors. Incomes and expenditures from Transportation in the Transport Sector in 2015. Trans-Caspian International Transportation Corridor, International North South Transport Corridor.

    2016

    Azerbaijan, Development of the Transport Sector (prof. R. Ibrahimov).

    The existing network of transportation infrastructure allows Azerbaijan to transport not only its own energy resources, but also oil from Central Asia, thus becoming a transit state.

    2015

    Systematic Country Diagnostic (WB)

    Improving connectivity, particularly in terms of local roads that reduce transport costs for products and people, a key input to promote private sector investment, rural productivity and access to economic opportunities, is a priority.

    2011

    Transport system opportunities and perspectives for logistics (UNCTAD)

    Multi-year Expert Meeting on Transport, Trade Logistics and Trade Facilitation. Transport and logistics innovation towards the review of the Almaty Programme of Action in 2014.

    2011

    Infrastructure sector (British Embassy Azerbaijan)
    Azerbaijan has a relatively developed infrastructure which includes about 22.000km of railroads, and 6 international airports. It also has the largest Caspian port. The transport sector in Azerbaijan, comprising railway, aviation, roads and maritime shipping, amounts to about 7% of domestic output.

     

    Azerbaijan: Maritime transport
    2014

    Azerbaijan, Logistics Processes and Motorways of the Sea II - Country profile (EU)
    Transport – strategic challenges. Intermodal, maritime based transport challenges. Port system and maritime links. Inland transport modes – railways and roads.

    2013

    Logistics Processes and Motorways of the Sea II - Country profile (EU), Logmos master plan, project fact sheet

    ILC at the New Baku International Sea Trade Port at Alyat Location, Trans-Caspian Shipping Links Baku-Turkmenbashi, Trans-Caspian Shipping Links Baku-Aktau, Container Block Train Poti-Tbilisi-Baku

     

    Azerbaijan: Rail transport
    2017

    Legal approximation of the Rail, Road and Combined Transport to the EU Acquis (EU)

    Peer to peer review on the approximation of the Azerbaijani transport legislation to the EU Acquis

     

    Azerbaijan: Road transport
    2017

    Road Network Development Program (ADB)

    Azerbaijan’s road network includes, in addition to secondary and local roads, two major highways: the east–west highway linking Baku, the country’s capital, to the Georgian border, and (ii) the north–south highway running from the Russian Federation border to the Iranian border via Baku. The east–west highway, which is about 500 kilometers (km) long, is one of Azerbaijan’s main transport links to the western region and for external trade.

     

    Azerbaijan: Transport strategies
    2017

    Azerbaijan 2020, Look into the future, concept of development

    The main strategic view of the concept is to take account of the current opportunities and resources and attain a stage characterized by sustainable economic growth and high social welfare, effective state management and supremacy of the law, the full ensuring of all human rights and freedoms and the active status of the civil society in the country’s public life.

     

    Azerbaijan: Transport safety
    ongoing

    Road Safety in EaP countries

     

    Belarus: Intermodal transport
    2010

    Transport sector policy note (WB)

    The transport sector is an important economic sector in Belarus, contributing 6.7 percent of GDP in 2008 and 6.6 percent in 2009. Belarus has been a net exporter of practically all modes of transport services. The country serves as a transit transport corridor between the European Union (EU) and Russia and potentially between the EU and Asia.

     

    Belarus: Maritime transport

    2017

    Belarus inland water transport, Corridor E-40 (UNDP)

    Poland-Belarus-Ukraine, E-40 waterway. Inland water transport infrastructure.

    2016

    Development of the water transport connection Dnieper-Vistula-Oder (E40)

    E-40 Inland Waterway of International Importance, role of E 40 Waterway in Transport Corridors Europe – Asia.

     

    Belarus: Road transport

    2014

    Belarus, Better Connections Through Better Roads (WB)

    A US$150 million World Bank loan funded the section of the M5 road that connects Pukhovichi to Bobruysk, in central Belarus. The motorway is of significant importance to the people who live near it – approximately 10 percent of Belarus’ population.

    2010

    Belarus, Road upgrading and modernization project

    The development objective of the Road Upgrading and Modernization Project is to reduce transport costs for road users on the upgraded sections of the M5 road, and introduce an efficient cost recovery mechanism in Belarus' road sector through electronic tolling.

     

    Belarus: Transport safety

    ongoing

    Road Safety in EaP countries

    2016

    An Exploration of Road Safety Parameters in Belarus and the European Union

    The objective of the present paper is, through analyzing basic road safety parameters in Belarus and the European Union (EU), to explore, compare and outline the key parameters contributing to road fatalities in the recent years in Belarus and EU.

     

    Belarus: Transport strategies

    2014-17

    Belarus, Country Partnership Strategy, Transport (WB)

    Joint World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC) Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for Belarus.

    2012

    Belarus, Study on Common Border Crossing Points Management Schengen - Russia - Belarus

    Study covers the geographical area of border-crossing points cover of Poland, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and partly, areas in Finland, Russia and Norway and reaches over 800 000 m2.

     

    Georgia: Air transport

    2010

    Georgia, International aviation - comprehensive air transport agreements with EU

    The EU and Georgia signed a comprehensive air transport agreement on 2 December 2010. The agreement will open up and integrate the respective air transport markets of the Parties, strengthen cooperation and offer new opportunities for consumers and operators.

     

    Georgia: Intermodal transport

    2007

    Georgia, Overview of transportation and logistics sector (USAID)

    Georgia is the transportation hub for the South Caucasus region (Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan) and Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan).

     

    Georgia: Maritime transport

    2016

    Georgia’s maritime power in the Black Sea

    Georgia’s interests in the Black Sea. Role of maritime transportation.

     

    Georgia: Rail transport

    2015

    Georgian Railways (JSC)

    Georgian Railway – overview. Vertically integrated business model. Railway Corridors. Silk road project extension connecting to Viking project.

     

    Georgia: Road transport

    2010

    Georgia, Road transport regulating and enforcement bodies (OECD)

    Detailed contact information.

     

    Georgia: Transport safety

    ongoing

    Road Safety in EaP countries

    2017

    Road Safety, Regional Working Group 1, Road Safety Management, Coordination and Crash Data System Improvement - Contacts 

    2017

    Road Safety, Regional Working Group 2, Speed Management and Enforcement - Contacts

    2017

    Road Safety, Regional Working Group 3, Safety Engineering and Black Spot Management - Contacts

    2011

    Georgia, Transport policy. Safety Directions of Road Transport

    Georgian transport network, transport policy and overview, reforms, main directions of road safety and security, improvement of road safety and security, road infrastructure.

     

    Georgia: Transport strategies

    2017

    Georgia, National Road Safety Strategy (MoT)

    Strategy sets out the key directions recommended by international organizations and global experts for successful and sustainable long-term road safety management in Georgia.

    2015

    Georgia’s transport and logistics strategy (WB)

    The policy note describes the state of transport and logistics in Georgia, carries out a needs assessment and identifies the main areas for improvements.

    2014

    Georgia, Transport Sector Assessment, Strategy, and Road Map (ADB)

    This sector assessment, strategy, and road map was prepared to guide the dialogue between the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Georgia on transport sector development and the country partnership strategy, 2014–2017.

     

    Moldova: Air transport

    2012

    Moldova, Aviation Technical Report (WB)

    Civil aviation plays a vital role in the economic development of Moldova by providing fast and efficient access to different destinations. The most important economic contribution of air transport in Moldova is through its impact on the performance of other industries as a facilitator of their growth.

     

    Moldova: Intermodal transport

    1995

    Moldova - Transport sector review (WB)

    This study has been carried out as a direct response to the government's request to develop a program of assistance in support of a comprehensive transport strategy.

     

    Moldova: Maritime transport

    2012

    Port Sector Report (Gov. RoM)

    The objective of this study is to provide a detailed picture of the role of Giurgiulesti Port for the general logistics situation in Moldova. This port constitutes Moldova’s only direct access to the Danube river and thus to international sea trade.

     

    Moldova: Rail transport

    2012

    Moldova, Rail Sector Report (WB)

    Converting the Moldovan railway system into a market-oriented industry operating as an effective part of the national transport-logistical network.

     

    Moldova: Road transport

    2012

    Moldova, Road Sector Report (WB)

    This document presents an overview of the road-transport sector in Moldova with an emphasis on road network and its condition, as well as road maintenance and financing. It also provides an overview of socio-economic background as well as the economic situation under which transport and logistics services are provided in Moldova.

     

    Moldova: Transport safety

    ongoingRoad Safety in EaP countries
    2017

    Road Safety, Regional Working Group 1, Road Safety Management, Coordination and Crash Data System Improvement - Contacts

    2017

    Road Safety, Regional Working Group 2, Speed Management and Enforcement - Contacts

    2017

    Road Safety, Regional Working Group 3, Safety Engineering and Black Spot Management - Contacts

    2013

    Development of casualty reduction Partnerships (EU, UNDP)

    Joint analyses of public attitudes and of available data on road accidents with fatal effect and injuries.

     

    Moldova: Transport strategies

    2013-22Moldova, Transport and Logistics Strategy (Gov. RoM)

    The TLS 2013-2022 focuses on the short term, 2013-2017 and medium term 2018-2022 strategic consideration and outlook.

     

    Ukraine: Air transport

    2014

    Ukraine, Air transport (Aviation Law News)

    Bodies regulating aviation, safety, access to markets, air traffic, state aid.

     

    Ukraine: Intermodal transport

    2010

    Ukraine, Transport sector review (Vol. 2) : Technical report (WB)

    This report reviews the current situation of Ukraine's transport sector, follows with a vision of a reformed transport sector in a market economy, and suggests the steps necessary to the transition. The report shows: a) the extreme seriousness of the ... See More +

     

    Ukraine: Maritime transport

    2013

    Ukraine, Logistic Processes and Motorways of the Sea II (EU) 

    All Ukrainian sea ports are state-owned. However, many port administrations have concluded lease agreements with private port operators and shipping lines enabling them to take port land on lease, invest in container terminals and run them.

     

    Ukraine: Rail transport

    2006

    Ukraine, The law of Ukraine on amending the law of Ukraine "On Rail Transport" (MTU)

     

    Ukraine: Road transport

    2015

    Ukraine, Road Sector Quality Assurance, Management and Development – Key Policy Options (WB)

    Quality Assurance covers all parts of the project cycle including planning, design, development of plans and specifications, advertising and award of contracts, construction, and maintenance. The report makes a clear link between quality assurance and the on-going reform of the sector.

     

    Ukraine: Transport safety

    ongoing

    Road Safety in EaP countries

    2016

    Ukraine, Road Safety Management Capacity Review and Strategy Development (WB)

    This report has been prepared following a study of institutional road safety management capacity in Ukraine, following the safe system approach.

     

    Ukraine: Transport strategies

    2016

    Ukraine, national transport strategies (Gov)

    Strategy Part 1 and Part 2. The purpose of the National Transport Strategy (hereafter “NTS” or ‘the Strategy’) is to establish conceptual basis for implementing the state policy in order to provide sustainable and efficient transport sector operation, to create conditions for social and economic development of the country, to improve competitiveness of national economy and wellbeing of its people.

     

     

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