Azerbaijan: Water Supply and Sanitation Investment Program - Tranche 3

Sovereign Project | 42408-043 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Azerbaijan improve water and sanitation services in towns and semi-urban areas surrounding the capital Baku. The third project under the program will improve the water supply and sewerage network in Aghjabedi town, and in the peri-urban areas of Qaracuq, Qarahanbeyli, Bulgan, Haciniyyet, and Tumbul, located south and southwest of Nakhchivan city.

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Project Name Water Supply and Sanitation Investment Program - Tranche 3
Project Number 42408-043
Country Azerbaijan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3079-AZE: MFF-WSS Investment Program Tranche 3
Ordinary capital resources US$ 150.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban sewerage - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome --
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The loan became effective on 28 May 2015. Procurement of works and recruitment for consultancy are ongoing.

The loan became effective on 28 May 2015. Procurement of works and recruitment for consultancy are ongoing.

The loan became effective on 28 May 2015. Procurement of works and recruitment for consultancy are ongoing.

The loan became effective on 28 May 2015. Procurement of works and recruitment for consultancy are ongoing.

The loan became effective on 28 May 2015. Procurement of works and recruitment for consultancy are ongoing.

Geographical Location Aghjabedi and Nakchivan

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects AZERSU and SAWMC endorsed the updated Environmental Assessment and Review Framework (EARF) for the Investment Program in November 2011. The environmental assessments conducted for Project 3 comply with the updated framework, which is being posted on ADB website on 21 August 2013. Project 3 is classified B based on the IEEs prepared for each of the two subprojects, as it will not have significant irreversible environmental impacts during or after construction. The contractors are required to refine and implement the environmental management plan prepared in the IEEs, which will also form an integral part of construction contracts.
Involuntary Resettlement AZERSU and SAWMC endorsed the updated Land Acquisition and Resettlement Framework (LARF) for the Investment Program in November 2011. Project 3 includes construction of water supply and sewerage network along existing road network and within the existing right of way. The land for boreholes, water intake, reservoirs and associated facilities in Aghjabedi town is owned by SuKanals and similarly land for the sewage pumping station in Nakhchivan is owned by the government. There is only 3.5 hectare privately land being acquired for construction of sewage treatment plant in Aghjabedi town. A land acquisition and resettlement plan (LARP) was prepared for the project in consultation with the displaced persons and measures to deal with temporary impacts during construction in all subprojects. The LARP was endorsed by AZERSU on 25 June 2013 and is posted on ADB website on 21 August 2013. Consequently, Project 3 is classified B. Any unanticipated impacts will be mitigated, based on the provisions of the LARF. AZERSU, with support from its IPMC, has sufficient institutional capacity for supervising and monitoring the LARP.
Indigenous Peoples The Project will have no expected impact on Indigenous People.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The Project intends to maximize transparency by communicating relevant project information to stakeholders in various means. Consultations were carried out during the design of the WSS system and gender analysis was conducted to assess the needs and problems of men and women in relation to WSS services, with minimum 50% participation from women. Based on relevant available database on families, the design of the system ensured that maximum households headed by women, widows, the elderly, and single women are covered within the design limitation.
During Project Implementation

The main vehicle for civil society participation in the project is through mobilization of the Town Water User Associations. (TWUAs)

The project will establish links between the two executing agencies, TWUAs, and local Non-Governmental Organizations to ensure community feedback provided by women will be delivered to EAs for improved services.

A public outreach program to create local awareness on environmental and financial sustainability of the services and to keep the public informed of the project implementation schedule will also be conducted in each project area, with relevant information, education and communication (IEC). This activity is outlined in the project Gender Action Plan.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Two consulting contracts for project management consultancy and two consulting contracts for project auditing will be bid out for the project by AZERSU and SAWMC.
Procurement

All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. Tranche 3 loan includes: (i) two international competitive biddings (ICBs) for procurement of civil works for water supply and sewerage network in Aghjabedi and peri-urban towns in Nakhchivan; (ii) one ICB for procurement of civil works for sewage treatment plant in Aghjabedi.

Bidders eligibility will be determined in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (March 2013, as amended from time to time). Accordingly, no bidder or potential bidder shall be declared ineligible for ADB financed contracts for any reason other than those set out in ADB's Procurement Guidelines. For goods or services funded by loans from ADB's Special Fund resources, payments are limited to goods produced in, and services supplied by, developed member countries that have contributed to such resources and all developing member countries.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Lu Shen
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
State Amelioration & Water Management Committee of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
NAXDMSTA@GMAIL.COM
Khatai district, Nakhchivan City
Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
Azerbaijan
AzerSu JSC
67, Tbilisi av.
Baku AZ1012, Azerbaijan

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 04 Sep 2013
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Loan 3079-AZE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Dec 2013 28 Nov 2014 28 May 2015 31 May 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 203.39 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 150.00 05 Dec 2013 116.48 0.00 78%
Counterpart 53.39 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 05 Dec 2013 21.74 0.00 14%

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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