Uzbekistan: Water Supply and Sanitation Services Investment Program - Tranche 4

Sovereign Project | 42489-053 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Uzbekistan improve sewerage services in Fergana, Margilan, and surrounding districts. The project will rehabilitate and expand the sewerage system in Fergana and Margilan, which is also used by Tashlak and other nearby districts. It will also support capacity development of service agencies and project management.

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Project Name Water Supply and Sanitation Services Investment Program - Tranche 4
Project Number 42489-053
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3064-UZB: MFF-Water Supply and Sanitation Services Investment Program Tranche 4
Asian Development Fund US$ 42.00 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
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Ongoing.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Bid evaluation report for the sewerage networks and pumping stations contract ($24.7 million) being reviewed by CWUW and OSFMD. Contract award expected in Q2 2016.
Geographical Location Fergana

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Tranche 4 is categorized as a B project for environment in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) (2009). The IEE report was prepared by UCSA and disclosed on the ADB website on 14 February 2013. The IEE report includes the findings from the environmental audit compliance review for the existing facilities, which was carried out to comply with ADB requirements. The IEE findings indicated that most environmental impacts will occur during the construction period. The environmental management plan (EMP), which covers all required mitigation measures for minimizing environmental impacts, including measures to improve environmental performance based on audit result, was also prepared. The contractor will be responsible for implementing the EMP to mitigate impacts associated with construction activities. The PPMU environmental specialist will continue to be responsible for guiding and monitoring the implementation of the EMP. The environmental monitoring report will be submitted to ADB annually and will be disclosed on ADB's website.
Involuntary Resettlement Social Safeguards. Tranche 4 is categorized as C in accordance with the SPS for involuntary resettlement. The due diligence on land acquisition also confirms that Tranche 4 does not involve any land acquisition. The pipelines will be placed along the roads, and all civil works confined to the existing road boundaries. Tranche 4 also has no adverse impact on indigenous peoples. None of the ethnic groups in the project areas maintain cultural and social identities separate from the mainstream Uzbekistan society that would classify them as indigenous peoples. Therefore, Tranche 4 is categorized as C project for indigenous peoples in accordance with the SPS.
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation and focused discussions were conducted with stakeholders including the local population, UCSA, local vodokanal staff and khokimiyat officials in the conduct of poverty and social analysis. Consultation with mahallas, neighborhood groups, schools and vodokanals in the project areas will be continued, but as part of the ongoing Tranche 2 of the MFF. Issues related to sanitation/sewerage will be included in the consultation.
During Project Implementation The major involvement of the of the CSO's are formalized and explained thoroughly in the GAP. It includes consultation and participation of the population in the projet areas and enables them to participate in the project implementation, as well as provide feedback on the quality of services.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). Before the start of any procurement, ADB and the government will review the public procurement laws of the central and state governments to ensure consistency with ADB's Procurement Guidelines.
Procurement All advance contracting and retroactive financing will be undertaken in conformity with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time) and ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). The issuance of invitations to bid under advance contracting and retroactive financing will be subject to ADB approval. Retroactive financing has been requested for the civil works contract and consultancy contracts mentioned above. Retroactive financing of up to 20% of the respective loan will be applied only for eligible expenditures incurred before the loan effectiveness but not earlier than 12 months before the loan signing. The borrower and UCSA have been advised that approval of advance contracting and retroactive financing does not commit ADB to finance the project.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Hao Zhang
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Uzbekistan Communal Services Agency "Uzkommunkhizmat"
PMU_2466@RAMBLER.RU
1, Niyozbek Yuli Str.
Tashkent 100035
Republic of Uzbekistan

Timetable

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

Loan 3064-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Nov 2013 27 Feb 2014 05 Sep 2014 31 Mar 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 52.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 42.00 25 Nov 2013 37.16 0.00 95%
Counterpart 10.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 25 Nov 2013 15.66 0.00 40%

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.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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