Written by Asian Development Bank
Developed by Asian Development Bank
13 September 2019
This report was developed through extensive consultations with the Government of Armenia and development partners in 2008 under the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-financed technical assistance that helped prepare Armenia's transport strategy. Landlocked Armenia depends on transport and cross-border access, but only two international borders are open and its climate is severe. The result is high transport costs, particularly for traded goods, and expensive infrastructure development and maintenance. The government's key role in improving transport is to ensure that transport infrastructure and services follow international standards and best practices; encourage the private sector to provide transport infrastructure and services; establish transparency programs in which the private sector, civil society, and the government work together; and allow local governments to plan their own transport systems.
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