Uzbekistan: Water Supply and Sanitation Services Investment Program - Tranche 2

Sovereign Project | 42489-033

Summary

The Project will rehabilitate and expand the water supply and wastewater management systems in Andijan and Kokand cities and water supply systems in Fergana, Margilan, and Rishtan cities, which are priorities for development. Its impact will be improved public health and hygiene in Andijan, Fergana, Kokand, Margilan and Rishtan cities. The outcome will be safe, reliable, and sustainable WSS services and improved hygiene for 1.4 million people by 2025.

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Project Name Water Supply and Sanitation Services Investment Program - Tranche 2
Project Number 42489-033
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2633-UZB: MFF - Water Supply and Sanitation Services Investment Program - Tranche 2
Asian Development Fund US$ 140.00 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 water supply
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The Project will rehabilitate and expand the water supply and wastewater management systems in Andijan and Kokand cities and water supply systems in Fergana, Margilan, and Rishtan cities, which are priorities for development. Its impact will be improved public health and hygiene in Andijan, Fergana, Kokand, Margilan and Rishtan cities. The outcome will be safe, reliable, and sustainable WSS services and improved hygiene for 1.4 million people by 2025.
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.
Impact Improved living standards, environment, and public health in urban centers of Uzbekistan.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Safe, reliable, and sustainable water supply and sanitation services and improved hygiene in project cities.
Progress Toward Outcome Institutional Strengthening Component under MFF not mobilized. Hygiene promotion component under MFF not mobilized. Performance management systems not established for vodokanals.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Water supply and sanitation systems improved and rehabilitated

Management structure and capacity for WSS operation improved.

Effective support provided to program implementation.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Heteregenous quality of civil works. Ambitious time line for completion. Capacity building of vodokanals to be initiated. Support EA in quality monitoring and supervision. Expedite institutional component.
Geographical Location Kokand, Andijan and Fergana Provinces
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Physical components include rehabilitation and limited expansion of water sources, water distribution networks, and wastewater management and sanitation systems. All Project 2 subprojects are categories as B according to ADB Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The subprojects will use appropriate, low-costs and energy efficient technology. Any potential negative environmental impact is localized and temporary, and will be mitigated through proper subproject design and good construction practices. Subproject-level environmental management plans will be incorporated in the bidding and contract documents; contractors' performance will be supervised and subproject's environmental performance monitored and reported in accordance with the environmental assessment and review framework.
Involuntary Resettlement Limited impacts on land for construction of new pumping stations and transmission pipes of water supply components have been identified in Fergana, Kokand and Rishtan cities for which LARPs have been prepared following the Land Acquisition and Resettlement Framework prepared and agreed upon for the Investment Program and in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). Three due diligence reports were prepared for the subproject activities.
Indigenous Peoples The subproject areas are fairly homogenous in ethnic composition. Majority of the residents are Uzbek with some other ethnic minorities (i.e. Kyrgyz and Tajiks) present in the identified subproject areas. These ethnic minorities do not differ in their water supply and sanitation needs or levels of service. All will benefit directly from piped water supply, sanitation improvements, and better hygiene.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

During initial social assessment, census and socio-economic survey as well as focus group discussions were held with the beneficiaries, the makhalla community members, as well as with the secondary stakeholders of the project, namely, the government officials of the province. The design engineering team together with vodokanal and makhalla officials met the persons/households likely to be affected and had a discussion with them regarding project

scope, the benefits to be accrued and verified the documents showing ownership/possession right over land use/structures, etc that are within proposed alignment drawing. Certain facts about land ownership status of the project area and the people likely to be affected were identified from these discussions and through the survey.

During Project Implementation Ensure 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. vodokanlas) and other stakeholders from government organizations and the private sector. This will be reported in the quarterly progress report. NGOs will be engaged to implement the hygiene program.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consulting services to be financed under the loan will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All goods and works to be financed under the loan will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time).
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 -
MRM 30 Mar 2010
Approval 21 Apr 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 20 Apr 2010
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2015

Loan 2633-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Apr 2010 01 May 2010 10 Aug 2010 31 Jan 2016 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 175.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 140.00 21 Apr 2010 131.99 0.00 99%
Counterpart 35.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 21 Apr 2010 86.87 0.00 65%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - - Satisfactory

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
WSS Services Investment Program-Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report for the Rehabilitation of Water Supply and Sewerage Treatment Plant of Andijan City (July-December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2015
WSSSIP Tranche 2 - Rehabilitation of Water Supply System of Fergana, Margilan, and Rishtan Cities: Resettlement Verification Report (February 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2015
WSS Services Investment Program-Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report for Kokand 1 and Kokand 2 (July-December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2014
WSSSIP (Tranche 2) - Rehabilitation of Water Supply and Sewerage Systems in Kokand City: Environmental Monitoring Report (December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2014
WSSSIP (Tranche 2) - Margilan City: LARP Implementation Report (October 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2014
WSSSIP (Tranche 2) - Rishtan City: LARP Implementation Report (October 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2014
WSSSIP (Tranche 2) - Fergana City: LARP Implementation Report (September 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2014
Water Supply and Sanitation Services Investment Program - Tranche 2: Margilan City Water Supply System Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Sep 2014
Water Supply and Sanitation Services Investment Program - Tranche 2: Margilan City Water Supply System Resettlement Plans Jul 2014
Water Supply and Sanitation Services Investment Program: Fergana Water Supply System Resettlement Plans Jun 2014
Water Supply and Sanitation Services Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report for Kokand 2 (January-June 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2013
Water Supply and Sanitation Services Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report for Kokand 1 (January-June 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2013
Water Supply and Sanitation Services Investment Program - Tranche 2: LARP Implementation Report for the Kokand Water Supply System Project Social Monitoring Reports May 2013
Water Supply and Sanitation Services Investment Program - Tranche 2: Updated Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan for Kokand Water Supply System Resettlement Plans Oct 2011
Water Supply and Sanitation Services: Draft Short Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan for Kokand Water Supply System Resettlement Plans Mar 2010
Water Supply and Sanitation Services: Due Diligence Reports on Land Acquisition and Resettlement Resettlement Planning Documents Mar 2010
Water Supply and Sanitation Services: Draft Short Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan for Fergana Water Supply System Resettlement Plans Mar 2010
Water Supply and Sanitation Services: Draft Short Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan for Rishtan City Water Supply System Resettlement Plans Mar 2010
Water Supply and Sanitation Services: Draft Short Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan for Galaasiya Water Supply System Resettlement Plans Jul 2009

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