Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 04 Dec 2006
PDS Updated as of 23 May 2011

Project Name Community-Based Infrastructure Services Sector
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project/Program Number 31197-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location Chui, Jalal-Abad, Batken and Osh oblasts
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Multisector
Subsector Multisector
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories

Financing

Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance3452Japan Special Fund650
Loan1742Asian Development Fund36,000
Counterpart 9,070
TOTAL US$ 45,720

Safeguard Categories

For more information about the safeguard categories, please see http://www.adb.org/site/safeguards/safeguard-categories

Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Overall, the Project is environmentally beneficial. The Project involves simple, appropriate, low-cost technology, and does not pose any serious environmental consequences. Most subprojects consist of water supply from groundwater requiring no treatment, with piped distribution. The Project will provide safe potable water that will result in lower incidence of waterborne diseases.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

The results of the socioeconomic surveys indicate that the communities give high priority to the development of adequate water supply facilities. The expected beneficiaries have indicated their willingness to assume full responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the subprojects, and to pay user charges to cover investment and operational and maintenance costs.

During Project Design
Socioeconomic surveys have been undertaken for all sample subprojects and will be completed for each subproject prior to its approval. The community approach through public hearings prior to the formation of a water user association and the socioeconomic surveys in each community will ensure that the beneficiaries and NGOs are involved in determining an appropriate and affordable service level and that they are aware of the cost for the investment and the operation and maintenance of the subprojects.
During Project Implementation
Subproject preparation, implementation and arrangements for operation and maintenance will be undertaken through close consultation with the communities. They will be involved in the decisions about service level and other standard of the systems, including the coverage of the service areas and the selection of the sites for public standpipes.

Description

The main objective of the proposed Project is to improve the living and health conditions in selected rural and urban communities, in particular for the poor population, through the provision of safe and adequate water supply and proper sanitation, and improvement of flood control/drainage facilities and local roads. The Project is aimed to achieve its objective by (i) improving the capacity of the Central and Local Governments in the delivery of the infrastructure services; (ii) supporting sanitation and hygiene education; (iii) improving the technical and financial capability of local governments and Vodokanals (urban water and sewerage agencies) in the planning, implementation, and O&M of facilities; and (iv) promoting ownership and community management of both rural and urban community-based infrastructure services. The Project consists of two parts: Part A: Physical Infrastructure; and Part B: Institutional Development.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Inadequate delivery of infrastructure services due to fiscal difficulties, aging infrastructure, and institutional constraints, is affecting both urban and rural communities getting access to basic infrastructure services such as water supply, sanitation, flood control, drainage, and roads that are often poorly designed and inadequately maintained. Accordingly, there is a pressing need to improve these basic infrastructure facilities. There is also a need to build the capacity of the sector agencies concerned to enable them to implement subprojects and to develop their ability to undertake operation and maintenance of the constructed systems. In line with the Government's policy using a decentralized community management approach, the Project will enhance the coverage of basic infrastructure facilities, contribute to improving living and health conditions, in particular for the poor population, and improve the institutional, organizational and managerial capabilities of the sector agencies. Inadequate delivery of infrastructure services due to fiscal difficulties, aging infrastructure, and institutional constraints, is affecting rural communities access to basic infrastructure services such as water supply, sanitation, flood control, drainage, and roads. There is a pressing need to improve these basic infrastructure facilities, and to build the capacity of the sector agencies concerned to implement subprojects and develop local capacity to operate and maintain the constructed systems. In line with the Government's policy of using a decentralized community management approach, the Project will enhance the coverage of basic infrastructure facilities, contribute to improving living and health conditions, in particular for the poor, and improve the institutional, organizational and managerial capabilities of the sector agencies.

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Dec 04
Consulting Services
The Project will require 67 person-months international and 779 person-months domestic consulting services for assistance with (i) preparation of technical and socioeconomic surveys, and feasibility studies; (ii) review of technical studies; (iii) preparation of detailed engineering designs and contract documents; (iv) supervision of construction; and (v) preparation and implementation of the capacity-building program. Advance action on recruitment of consultants was approved.
Procurement
The procurement of goods and services financed under the Bank loan will be undertaken in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement. International competitive bidding (ICB) procedures will be applied for supply contracts estimated to cost the equivalent of $500,000 or more. Supply contracts with a value less than $500,000 equivalent will follow international shopping procedures, except for supply contracts with a value of less than $50,000 equivalent, which may be procured by direct purchase. Local competitive bidding procedures will be applied for civil works contracts are valued at less than $2.0 million each.
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/31197-013/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 20 Oct 1999 to 09 Nov 1999
Management Review Meeting 13 Dec 1999
Approval 08 Jun 2000
Last Review Mission

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1742 08 Jun 2000 01 Sep 2000 28 Nov 2000 31 Dec 2006 30 Apr 2009 27 Jan 2010

Utilization

Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
26 Aug 2014 Loan 1742 37,667 0 96.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
26 Aug 2014 Loan 1742 39,141 0 100.00%

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1742

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Peter Wallum ( @adb.org)
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Kyrgyz Resident Mission
Executing Agencies Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources
Mr. Nurmamat Mullakeldiev

Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/31197-013/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/31197-013/documents