Kyrgyz Republic: Emergency Assistance for Recovery and Reconstruction

Sovereign Project | 44236-013

Summary

The Emergency Assistance for Recovery and Reconstruction (EARR) will (i) rebuild damaged houses and improve essential public and community infrastructure, and (ii) restore the country's immediate fiscal capacity to meet the sharp rise in incremental costs arising from the April and June 2010 conflicts. This will in turn help the Kyrgyz Republic with reconciliation efforts and restoration of normalcy. The impact of the EARR is economic recovery and social reconciliation. The EARR's outcome is maintenance of essential public expenditures and rebuilding of critical social and public infrastructure assets in areas affected by the community violence.

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Project Name Emergency Assistance for Recovery and Reconstruction
Project Number 44236-013
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0217-KGZ: Emergency Assistance for Recovery and Reconstruction
Asian Development Fund US$ 51.50 million
Loan 2668-KGZ: Emergency Assistance for Recovery and Reconstruction
Asian Development Fund US$ 48.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Public expenditure and fiscal management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Other urban services - Urban housing - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The Emergency Assistance for Recovery and Reconstruction (EARR) will (i) rebuild damaged houses and improve essential public and community infrastructure, and (ii) restore the country's immediate fiscal capacity to meet the sharp rise in incremental costs arising from the April and June 2010 conflicts. This will in turn help the Kyrgyz Republic with reconciliation efforts and restoration of normalcy. The impact of the EARR is economic recovery and social reconciliation. The EARR's outcome is maintenance of essential public expenditures and rebuilding of critical social and public infrastructure assets in areas affected by the community violence.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

In April 2010, the Kyrgyz Republic experienced significant political disturbance, resulting in many deaths and injuries, substantial property damage, and a change in government.

Community violence erupted in June 2010 with even greater casualties, internal displacement, physical damage, and losses. The urgent need for shelter before the onset of winter combined with food security and livelihood-restoration needs increased the government's burden. Moreover, energy infrastructure remains vulnerable to breakdown as a result of disrepair. While water supply and sanitation infrastructure was not directly damaged, the shortfall in fiscal transfers to maintain dilapidated systems in the country's urban centers, especially in Osh and Jalal-Abad cities, will result in significant deterioration of public health conditions.

The EARR is in response to the government's call for assistance to mitigate the adverse effects of the April and June 2010 conflicts. It is based on ADB's Disaster and Emergency Policy (DEAP), which offers an effective and suitable framework to promptly respond to emergency needs, and provides rapid funding to help rebuild high priority assets and restore economic, social, and governance activities after emergencies.

Impact Economic recovery and social reconciliation
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Critical social and public infrastructure assets rebuilt and essential public expenditures maintained in areas affected by the emergency.
Progress Toward Outcome

Component 1: Fiscal support provided.

Component 2: The reconstruction of 1,533 houses and the provision of support for repairs of 96 houses were completed in July 2012. A total of 1,412 technical passports were issued out of the 1,533 category 3 and 4 houses (92%) and 1,010 houses (66%) were registered. Self registration which started since end September 2012 is still ongoing. By the end of January 2013, AoAs have been handed over to families for 390 houses for self-registration.

Component 3: Bidding complete. Construction ongoing.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Uninterrupted provision of education, health, social assistance, transport, and urban services.

2. Damaged houses repaired and/or reconstructed

3. Critical community and public infrastructure rehabilitated and reconstructed

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

Component 1: Fiscal Support liquidation confirmed

Component 1: Fiscal Support liquidation confirmed

Component 1: Fiscal Support liquidation confirmed

Component 1: Fiscal Support liquidation confirmed

Component 1: Fiscal Support liquidation confirmed

Component 1: Fiscal Support liquidation confirmed

Component 2: Works completed

Component 3A, Water Supply Infrastructure: Bidding complete. Construction ongoing.

Geographical Location Kyrgyz Republic/Osh/Osh,Kyrgyz Republic/Jalal-Abad/Bazar-Korgon,Kyrgyz Rebuplic/Jalal-Abad/Jalal-Abad
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects EARR environment category is B. No significant environmental impacts are anticipated. Minor impacts will only occur in the construction stage of the projects.
Involuntary Resettlement Effective 21 March 2012, EARR has been recategorized from Category C to Category B. Involuntary resettlement (IR) impacts might occur due to the new construction of the water supply pipeline of component 3A. The design, construction, and engineering consultant will work together with the State Directorate of Reconstruction and Development of Osh and Jalal-Abad Cities (SDRD) safeguard specialist to minimize IR impacts of the project component. Final Resettlement Plans (RP) in compliance with ADB SPS SR 2 (2009) were prepared and implemented. Compensation was paid to the affected people and compliance report has been prepared.
Indigenous Peoples Project is categorized as C. In the Kyrgyz Republic, there are no indigenous peoples (IP) as defined by the SPS which will not be triggered by the grant. The grant will support critical social expenditure benefitting population affected by the conflict irrespective of ethnic distinction.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations with the government, donors and other stakeholders were conducted during project preparation.
During Project Implementation The State Directorate for Reconstruction and Development of Osh and Jalal-Abad and INGOs are consulting affected persons during building reconstruction under Component 2. The PMC and DSC consulted with stakeholders and affected people during safeguards due diligence for Component 3.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement

Given the urgent EARR needs, procurement of goods, services, and works will be carried out in a manner consistent with the simplified and expedient procedures permitted under the DEAP and ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). Relaxation of international competitive bidding requirements for works and goods with an abbreviated bidding and evaluation period will expedite contract awards under the EARR (as

detailed in the project administration manual).

Responsible ADB Officer Hao Zhang
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of FinanceMr. Mirlan Baigochokov58, Erkindik Blvd 720040, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Timetable
Concept Clearance 09 Sep 2010
Fact Finding 08 Jul 2010 to 15 Jul 2010
MRM 09 Sep 2010
Approval 23 Sep 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 29 Sep 2010
Last PDS Update 24 Mar 2015

Grant 0217-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Sep 2010 27 Sep 2010 14 Feb 2011 31 Mar 2014 22 Mar 2016 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 61.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 51.50 23 Sep 2010 50.43 0.00 98%
Counterpart 10.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 23 Sep 2010 50.42 0.00 98%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - Satisfactory - - -

Loan 2668-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Sep 2010 27 Sep 2010 14 Feb 2011 31 Mar 2014 22 Mar 2016 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 48.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 48.50 23 Sep 2010 47.24 0.00 99%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 23 Sep 2010 37.21 0.00 78%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - Satisfactory - - -

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