Georgia: Developing a Geospatial Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Utility Management System

Sovereign Project | 43531-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Developing a Geospatial Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Utility Management System
Project Number 43531-012
Country Georgia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7551-GEO: Developing a Geospatial Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Utility Management System
Spanish Cooperation Fund for Technical Assistance US$ 800,000.00
TA 7551-GEO: Developing a Geospatial Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Utility Management System (Supplementary)
Spanish Cooperation Fund for Technical Assistance US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

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

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Implementation progresses according to work plan.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

All outputs for WSS management system are completed. No issues.

The outputs for UT management system are under development. Project implementation follows the agreed work plan. No major issues.

Geographical Location 4. Mestia / Samegrelo - Upper Svaneti Region,7. Rustavi / Kvemo Kartli Region,8. Zugdidi / Samegrelo - Upper Svaneti Region,6. Poti / Samegrelo - Upper Svaneti Region,2. Kutaisi / Imereti Region,1. Anaklia / Samegrelo - Upper Svaneti Region,5. Mtskheta / Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region,3. Marneuli / Kvemo Kartli Region

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

UWSCG management and technical staff were extensively consulted in order to allign project design after particular needs, constrains and existing capacity of the UWSCG, and subsequently, to ensure maximum benefits through providing ssutainable project outputs. The availability of GIS maps for the project towns was checked in advance to ensure proper budgeting. The IT department staff of UWSCG was inetrviewed to check the degree of its competence in GIS software application and to inventorize the IT hardware base of the company. This allowed for tailoring the training component of the project according to particular needs and deriving the optimal list of hardware to be procured.

Several rounds of consultations were held with MRDI management and GIS department staff to assess and inentorize the collection of maps, IT hardware base and competence of the staffers for the same purpose as with UWSCG.

During Project Implementation Relevant representatives of UWSG and MRDI participate in project implementation through providing inputs and absorbing training. In particular, MRDI provides its assistance in ensuring valuable support by the municipalities of the project towns to project field work teams working on the current UT GIS component (support includes providing necessary information inputs on assets and their components). UWSCG utility service center staff assisted field survey teams in collecting asset-specific information (e.g. records, maps, equipment specifications, age of assets etc.) on a daily basis through the entire length of field survey works, as well as through arranging traffic safety during field survey by involving local traffic police.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A firm is engaged to develop the system in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time) through a Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method. The existing firm's (Eptisa) contract is extended to deliver additional requirements for the TA.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Bertrand Goalou
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
Mr. Lasha Gotsiridze
gotsiridze@mrdi.gov.ge
7, Ingorokva Str. 0134, Tbilisi Georgia

Timetable

Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2010
Fact Finding 01 Mar 2010 to 10 Mar 2010
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 25 Mar 2010
Last PDS Update 27 Mar 2013

TA 7551-GEO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Jun 2010 16 Jul 2010 16 Jul 2010 30 Apr 2011 31 Mar 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,400,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,450,000.00 23 Jun 2010 1,272,457.51

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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