Uzbekistan: Water Supply and Sanitation Services

Sovereign Project | 42489-012 Status: Closed

Summary

The TA and its ensuing program fits with the CPS focus on provision of access to safe water supplies and sanitation services, which is considered as the most powerful link between environmental improvement and poverty reduction - with an especially strong impact on improved maternal and child health.

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Project Name Water Supply and Sanitation Services
Project Number 42489-012
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7240-UZB: Water Supply and Sanitation Services
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 150,000.00
Water Financing Partnership Facility - Multi Donor US$ 850,000.00
TA 7240-UZB: Water Supply and Sanitation Services (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 350,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA and its ensuing program fits with the CPS focus on provision of access to safe water supplies and sanitation services, which is considered as the most powerful link between environmental improvement and poverty reduction - with an especially strong impact on improved maternal and child health.
Impact Quality WSS services and improved community hygiene for about 3 million population in key parts of the country.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome A design of a multitranche financing facility (MFF) investment program that the Government and ADB have agreed upon.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Policy framework developed and investments and non-physical interventions identified by month 2;

2. Feasibility study for first tranche investments completed by month 4;

3. Policy and institutional reforms for improving WSS service delivery efficiency identified and detailed recommendations prepared by month 5, issues to be examined include (i) Incentives, autonomy, and accountability of vodokanals; (ii) Legal framework and institutional setup for sector regulation; (iii) Restructuring of vodokanals for economic scale and efficiency; (iv) Promoting PPP; (v) Capacity development of UCSA, local governments, and vodokanals.

4. Due diligence analysis conducted and documentation prepared for safeguards and other project aspects by month 5;

5. Program readiness actions, including the project execution, implementation, monitoring and reporting plan, completed by month 5.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Uzbekistan

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A total of 92 person months (22 international and 70 domestic) of consulting services will be required to undertake the tasks mentioned above, including 67 person months (22 international and 45 domestic) for program design and preparation and 25 person months domestic consulting service for program preparation management.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Liping Zheng
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Uzbekistan Communal Services Agency "Uzkommunkhizmat"
Mr. Fakhritdin M. Miryusupov
kultasovag@rambler.ru
1 Niyozbek Yuli St., 700035, Tashkent,

Timetable

Concept Clearance 29 Jan 2009
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 08 Jan 2009
Last PDS Update 20 May 2011

TA 7240-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Feb 2009 26 Mar 2009 26 Mar 2009 31 Dec 2009 15 Jul 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 850,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,450,000.00 20 Feb 2009 1,199,905.21
Title Document Type Document Date
Water Supply and Sanitation Services Consultants' Reports Feb 2010
Water Supply and Sanitation Services Consultants' Reports Feb 2010
Water Supply and Sanitation Services Project Consultants' Reports Feb 2010
Water Supply and Sanitation Services Consultants' Reports Sep 2009

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Water Supply and Sanitation Services Investment Program Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2010
Initial Environmental Examination for Rehabilitation and upgrading of Margilan City Water Supply and Distribution System Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2010
Water Supply and Sanitation Services Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Jul 2009

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

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