Uzbekistan: Water Supply and Sanitation Services Investment Program - Tranche 1

Sovereign Project | 42489-023

Summary

Part I of the Project include the (i) rehabilitation of Damkhodja water source and water supply systems in 2 district centers/towns; (ii) improvement of wastewater collection and treatment in Termez city in Surkhandarya province to meet service levels of 60-70% through 2025; (iii) development of improved sanitation practices and positive hygiene behavior in local health clinics, schools and general population in subproject towns with focus on children and women to help further improve the overall public health of project beneficiaries.

Part II of the Project include the (i) assistance in implementation of the insitutional strengthening and capacity development action plan; (ii) provision of support through program management consultants to the PPMU and PIUs on investment program management and implementation.

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Project Name Water Supply and Sanitation Services Investment Program - Tranche 1
Project Number 42489-023
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2564-UZB: MFF-Water Supply and Sanitation Services Investment Program - Tranche 1
Asian Development Fund US$ 60.00 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 policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban sewerage - Urban water supply
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

Part I of the Project include the (i) rehabilitation of Damkhodja water source and water supply systems in 2 district centers/towns; (ii) improvement of wastewater collection and treatment in Termez city in Surkhandarya province to meet service levels of 60-70% through 2025; (iii) development of improved sanitation practices and positive hygiene behavior in local health clinics, schools and general population in subproject towns with focus on children and women to help further improve the overall public health of project beneficiaries.

Part II of the Project include the (i) assistance in implementation of the insitutional strengthening and capacity development action plan; (ii) provision of support through program management consultants to the PPMU and PIUs on investment program management and implementation.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Uzbekistan has a Poverty Reduction and Welfare Improvement Strategy. It identifies access to safe water and sanitation as a means for economic development and poverty reduction. The Government's intention is to reach within the next decade 100% service coverage in urban areas and 85% in rural areas. These targets are backed by a policy framework and a sector inverstment plan amounting to $1.2 billion by 2012 and $2.9 billion by 2020. The strategy on poverty reducation and welfare improvement, the policy framework, and the sector investment plan are the three main building blocks behind the sector roadmap. Tranche 1 of the Investment Program will follow a sector loan approach. The sector loan approach allows the authorities to get the Investment Program off the ground and ensure momentum for management changes in the sector.
Impact The impact of the proposed investment program will be improved living standards, environment and public health in urban centers of Uzbekistan.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome will be safe, reliable, and sustainable water supply and sanitation services in 11 district centers in Bukhara and Navoi Provinces.
Progress Toward Outcome All civil works contracts are awarded. Civil works ongoing in Termez ongoing. Institutional strengthening and capacity building, and hygiene promotion component have not been mobilised.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Water supply and Sanitation Systems Rehabilitated and Improved

Management Improvement and Capacity Development - Management structure and capacity for water supply operation inproved.

Program Management Facility - Effective support provided to program development, implementation and management.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Civil works in three sites of concern: Galassiya, Karmana and Termez. PIU unit contracts to be extended till end Q2, 2015. Institutional strengthening and capacity building component, and hygiene promotion components not mobilized.
Geographical Location Damkhodja/Termez/Fergana/Margilan/Rishtan/Andijan
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects An environmental assessment and review framework (EARF) was prepared to guide the environmental assessment of all subprojects to be covered by the Program. Four initial environmental examination (IEE) reports were also prepared for four tranche subprojects. The project team has assured that the four IEE reports and EARF will be further improved, environment-related information will be disclosed and people likely to be affected by the subprojects will continue to be consulted.
Involuntary Resettlement A satisfactory resettlement framework has been prepared for the investment program to guide preparing future subprojects, as well as a satsfactory short resettlement plan has been prepared for a core subproject categorized as "B" for IR impacts.
Indigenous Peoples Tranche 1 has been assigned a category C in terms of impact on indigenour peoples. An Ethnic Minority Development Framework (EMDF) has been prepared to guide the screening of indigenous peoples impact for the future subprojects under Tranche 1 as well as the future tranches. RESE comments have been duly incorporated in the EMDF.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Public consultation were held in four sample subproject towns. Community priorities expressed during these meetings are incorporated into the investments.
During Project Implementation The Project will ensure the implementation of the consultation and participation plan of the Investment Program. The consultative process will involve households, institutions such as schools, clinics and businesses, the service providers (i.e. vodokanals) and other stakeholders from government organizations and the private sector. UCSA will engage NGOs where appropriate to implement the hygiene program.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The selection and engagement of consulting services to be financed by ADB will be carried out in accordane with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time) and the procurement plan. The following selection methods may be used: (i) Quality and Cost Based Selecton (QCBS) method with a full or simplified technical proposal and a 80:20 quality-cost weighting; (ii) consultants' qualifications, for assignments costing less than $200,000 per contract; (iii) lease cost selection for small assignments costing less than $100,000, and (iv) individual consultant selection.
Procurement A procurement plan will be prepared for each tranche of the investrment program. All goods and works to be financed by ADB under the facility will be procured according to ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time) and the procurement plan. The procurement plan will be updated, at least yearly, for the next 18 months of procurement activities. International competitive bidding procedures will be used for major civil works contracts costing more than $2,000,000 equivalent and supply contracts worth more than $500,000 equivalent. Civil works valued at $100,000-$2,000,000 and goods valued at $100,000-$500,000 will be procured through national competitive bidding (NCB) according to the NCB annex in the procurement plan, which summrizes modifications or clarifications needed in the Borrower's procedures to enable it to carry out NCB under ADB-financed projects.Shopping procedures will be allowed for works, materials, and equipment packages costing up to $100,000. To increase the contract sized and contractor prticipation, the procurement of similar equipment and materials, such as water meters, pump machineries, and pipes, will be centralized and the equipment and materials will then be distributed by the PPMU to the PIUs for installation.
Responsible ADB Officer Sara F Azfar
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Uzbekistan Communal Serv's Agency"Uzkommunkhizmat"PMU_2466@RAMBLER.RU1, Niyozbek Yuli Str.
Tashkent 100035
Republic of Uzbekistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 19 Jun 2009
Fact Finding 27 May 2009 to 03 Jul 2009
MRM 27 Jul 2009
Approval 08 Oct 2009
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2015

Loan 2564-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Oct 2009 01 Dec 2009 21 Apr 2010 30 Jun 2015 30 Jun 2017 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 75.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 60.00 08 Oct 2009 53.43 0.00 93%
Counterpart 15.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 08 Oct 2009 50.96 0.00 89%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory - - - - Satisfactory

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