Georgia: Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 2

Sovereign Project | 43405-024 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Georgia improve water and sanitation services in the urban centers of Anaklia, Mestia, and Ureki. The project will rehabilitate and expand infrastructure as well as service coverage, and improve the efficiency of the water supply, sewerage, and sanitation systems. It will also include institutional development and project implementation support.

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Project Name Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 2
Project Number 43405-024
Country Georgia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2807-GEO: Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 2
Asian Development Fund US$ 40.00 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 sewerage - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

The water supply and sewerage network contracts in Mestia and Anaklia have been awarded and are ongoing.

The bid for the water treatment plant in Mestia is combined with a bid for a wastewater treatment plant in Anaklia financed under tranche 2 of the MFF. The contract was awarded in September 2014.

The water intake system in Ureki was awarded in October 2014.

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

Construction ongoing

Too early to report

Construction works is ongoing

Too early to report

Too early to report

Geographical Location Anaklia,Mestia

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects IEEs for Anaklia and Mestia WSS networks uploaded
Involuntary Resettlement IR due diligence reports for Anaklia and Mestia WSS networks uploaded
Indigenous Peoples Projects under the tranche have no social impacts. In addition, in Georgia, there are no officially defined ethnic minorities nor groups with features set for IP by the ADB safeguards policies.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

The potential initial stakeholders include urban communities, private sector, local self governments, civil society organizations, Municipal Development Fund, UWSCG, and the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure (MORDI).

Extensive consultations will be 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 will be undertaken with stakeholders.

A consultation and participation (C&P) plan will be prepared and shall broadly address three distinct components: (i) community awareness and participation; (ii) hygiene and sanitation education; and (iii) utility management. A major feature of the proposed enterprise resource management component of the proposed IP is to facilitate a participatory approach to water supply and sanitation development and service delivery. Implementation support may include the provision of social and community development experts within the UWSCG and the implementation of community awareness programs by civil society organizations. Ongoing consultation and participatory monitoring may take the form of annual surveys, combined with community forums or focus group discussions. The media for this public information mechanism may include local television, newsletters, and community meetings.

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 draft report will be submitted in 2016.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The government will follow ADB's policies including the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants during Investment Program implementation. To facilitate timely implementation, ADB has approved advance contracting and retroactive financing of some preliminary eligible expenditures, which currently include recruitment of design engineering consultants and procurement of vehicles and equipment. Detailed engineering design consultants were appointed by UWSCG in October 2010 to design WSS systems in the six Investment Program towns. UWSCG will also procure WSS vehicle and maintenance equipment in 2010 to be retroactively financed.
Procurement

The Investment Program will follow ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended time to time) and tranche 2 loan includes: (i) two international competitive bids (ICBs) for procurement of civil works for water supply and sewerage network in Anaklia and Mestia; and (ii) one ICB for procurement of plant (design, build, and operate) for sewage treatment plant in Anaklia. An 18-month procurement plan indicating threshold and review procedures, goods, works, and consulting service contract packages and national competitive bidding guidelines is in Section C.

Bidders eligibility will be determined in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). Accordingly, no bidder or potential bidder shall be declared ineligible for ADB financed contracts for any reason other than those set out in ADB's Procurement Guidelines. For goods r services funded by loans from ADB's Special Fund resources, payments are limited to goods produced in, and services supplied by, developed member countries that have contributed to such resources and all developing member countries.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Sanjay Divakar Joshi
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 -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Loan 2807-GEO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Nov 2011 01 Dec 2011 19 Dec 2011 30 Jun 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 46.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 40.00 23 Nov 2011 31.79 0.00 87%
Counterpart 6.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 23 Nov 2011 24.72 0.00 67%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory 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 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2016
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 2: Mestia Water Supply and Sewerage Networks Project - Final Compliance Report Social Compliance Audit Report Nov 2015
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2015
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 2: Anaklia Water Supply and Sewerage Distribution Networks Enviromental Compliance Audit Report Environment Compliance Audit Reports Nov 2014
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 2: Mestia Water Supply Headwork Environmental Compliance Audit Report Environment Compliance Audit Reports Nov 2014
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 2: Mestia Water and Sewerage Networks Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Oct 2014
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2014
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2014
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 2: Mestia Water Supply Headworks Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jan 2014
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2013
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (July‐December 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2013
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 2: Bi Annual Environmental Monitoring Report (15 January 2012 – 30 June 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2012
Improvement of Anaklia Water Supply and Sewer System Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2011
Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 2: Improvement of Mestia Water Supply and Sewer System Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2011

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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