Georgia: Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 1

Sovereign Project | 43405-023 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Georgia improve water and sanitation services in six secondary towns. The project will rehabilitate, improve, and expand water supply and sanitation infrastructure. It will also strengthen the capabilities of key water and sanitation provider, United Water Supply Company of Georgia LLC, and develop the capacity of oversight agencies to regulate the sector more effectively.

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Project Name Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 1
Project Number 43405-023
Country Georgia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2749-GEO: MFF - Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 1
Asian Development Fund US$ 80.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - 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

The bid for the water treatment plant is combined with a bid for a wastewater treatment plant in Anaklia financed under tranche 1 of the MFF. The contract was awarded in September 2014.

The bid for a water intake system in Ureki was awarded in October 2014.

The bid for the Construction of New Office Building for UWSCG was awarded in December 2015.

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

Works are ongoing in Anaklia, Kutaisi, Mestia, Poti and Ureki.

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Geographical Location Zugdidi,Anaklia,Marneuli,Kutaisi,Poti,Mestia

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The three sub-projects include development of water intake structures and transmission pipelines. The majority of the works will be within the existing boundaries of facilities, however there will be a number of new pipelines laid. All environmental impacts associated with the works are minor and can be managed through effective implementation of an environmental management plan.
Involuntary Resettlement Temporary and permanent impact during construction is anticipated along a water transmission pipeline in Mestia. A Resettlement Plan was implemented by UWSCG and verified by an indiependent body. Construction contracts were awarded subsequently and is ongoing.
Indigenous Peoples The Indigenous Peoples Safeguards will not be triggered by this Investment Program. Based on the ADB definition of Indigenous People, in Georgia there are no identified communities.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Extensive consultations were undertaken with stakeholders including beneficiary communities (men and women separately), nongovernment organizations (especially women NGOs working in the IP geographic areas) and community-based organizations, elected representatives (such as city councils), local self governments, and representatives of various central Government ministries. Consultation workshops, meetings, focus group discussions, and structured interviews were undertaken with stakeholders.
During Project Implementation

Gender Consultant in coordination with UWSCG have been engaged to accomplish the following:

(i) Conduct focus group and reveal knowledge gaps of households (especially of women as household water main users and managers) regarding water, hygiene, sanitation and customer rights; (ii) Present gender analysis to the stakeholders; (iii) Develop information campaign that will cover detailed plan of PR campaign activities; (iv) Publish and disseminate flyers containing information on projects as well as efficient water use, basic hygiene and sanitation issues and consumer rights; (v) Conduct trainings for majority female members of the communities on hygiene, sanitation practices, customer rights and efficient water use. The GAD report is being finalized and is expected in 2016.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The government will follow ADB's policies, including its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement The government will follow ADB's policies, including its Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Massimo Petrone
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia
Davit Shavliashvili
7, Ingorokva Str. 0134, Tbilisi Georgia

Timetable

Concept Clearance 17 Nov 2010
Fact Finding 11 Nov 2010 to 07 Dec 2010
MRM 11 Feb 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Loan 2749-GEO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Apr 2011 10 May 2011 15 Jun 2011 30 Sep 2016 30 Jun 2018 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 105.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 80.00 12 Apr 2011 67.38 0.00 91%
Counterpart 25.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 12 Apr 2011 48.91 0.00 66%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2016
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program – Tranche 1: Mestia Water Supply Headwork's Final Compliance Report Social Monitoring Reports May 2015
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2015
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program (Tranche 1) - Mestia Water Supply Headworks Construction: Addendum to Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Oct 2014
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 1: Construction of a New Head Office of United Water Supply Company of Georgia Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2014
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2014
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2014
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2013
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2013
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Project 1: Resettlement Due Diligence Report - Poti Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jul 2012
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Project 1: Improvement of Kutaisi Water Supply Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2012
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Project 1: Resettlement Due Diligence Report - Anaklia Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jul 2012
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Project 1: Improvement of Poti Water Supply Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2012
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Project 1: Resettlement Due Diligence Report - Kutaisi Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jul 2012
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Project 1: Improvement of Anaklia Water Supply Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2012
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 1: Bi Annual Environmental Monitoring Report (01 January 2012 – 30 June 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2012
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program: Mestia Water Supply Headwork's Project Resettlement Plans Sep 2011
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program: Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan for Mestia Water Supply Headworks Project Resettlement Plans Jul 2011

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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