Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 16 Feb 2007
PDS Updated as of 10 Nov 2010

Project Name Rural Area Water Supply and Sanitation Sector
Country Kazakhstan
Project/Program Number 34234-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location Akmola, North and South Kazakhstan
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 Water supply and other municipal infrastructure and services
Subsector Water Supply and Sanitation
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

The project is environmentally beneficial. Provision of improved WSS facilities has improved the health status and productivity of rural communities. During the project implementation, rural communities were actively involved in identifying needs and most appropriate design, operating WSS facilities.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Consultations with local communities were held in each village to discuss preferred design schemes and payment of water tariffs.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The main objective of the Project is to improve the living and health conditions of selected rural communities, in particular for the poor, by providing basic WSS infrastructure services. The Project consists of two parts: Part A: Physical Infrastructure, and Part B: Capacity Building. Part A consists of about 100 subprojects; each covering an average of eight villages. The subprojects will include developing and rehabilitating piped water supply systems, wastewater drainage facilities, school latrines, and bath houses. Part B includes an institutional development program, and consulting services for project management support.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Inadequate delivery of rural WSS services, due to fiscal difficulties, aging infrastructure, and institutional constraints, is inhibiting communities from accessing basic WSS infrastructure services. Existing facilities are often poorly designed and inadequately maintained, and do not adequately provide urgently needed basic services. The capacity of the sector agencies concerned must be developed to enable them to implement projects and to undertake operation and maintenance of the constructed systems. In line with the Government's policy to use a decentralized community management approach, the Project will enhance the coverage of basic WSS 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 2007 Feb 16
Consulting Services
The Project will require 639 person-months of consulting services (51 person-months of international and 588 person-months of domestic) for (i) feasibility studies, (ii) detailed design, (iii) finance and accounting, (iv) social development, (v) community development, and (vi) project management.
The following major goods will be procured: pipes, pumps, water meters, joints, water treatment equipment, and wastewater drainage facilities.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 16 Apr 2001 to 28 Apr 2001
Management Review Meeting 29 May 2001
Approval 29 Sep 2003
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 2006 29 Sep 2003 09 Feb 2004 02 Aug 2005 30 Jun 2010 29 Dec 2010


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
22 Oct 2014 Loan 2006 30,401 0 100.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
22 Oct 2014 Loan 2006 30,401 0 100.00%

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 2006

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Guanghui Li (
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Agriculture
Mr. Anarbek Orman


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