Uzbekistan: MFF- Housing for Integrated Rural Development Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 44318-013 Status: Active

Summary

The Asian Development Bank is working with Uzbekistan to help finance housing loans for lower to middle income borrowers. The program is helping young families and first time homeowners, as well as teachers and health care workers. It is also helping to improve the incomes of people living and working in rural areas.

Latest Project Documents

Consulting Notices See also: CMS

No notices are currently available for this project.

Procurement Notices See also: Operational Procurement

No notices are currently available for this project.

Procurement Documents

None currently available.


Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.

The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.

 
Project Name MFF- Housing for Integrated Rural Development Investment Program
Project Number 44318-013
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept 0061-UZB: MFF - Housing for Integrated Rural Development Investment Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 500.00 million
MFF Facility Concept: MFF- Housing for Integrated Rural Development Investment Program
Islamic Development Bank US$ 100.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Multisector - Multisector

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 During implementation of Tranches 1 and 2, the number of women, moderate- to low-income beneficiaries increased as the systems and processes identifying these people became more integrated into HIRD. Further progress is expected for Tranche 3.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

A project loan of $200 million was approved on 9 September 2011 for Tranche 1. Loan and project agreements were signed on 16 February 2012. Loan was declared effective on 20 April 2012. As of 21 September 2015 $199.8 million (99.7%) was disbursed. The loan closed on 30 June 2015.

A second project loan of $200 million was approved on 1 October 2013 for tranche 2. Loan and project agreements were signed on 11 October 2013. The loan was declared effective on 24 October 2013 and the loan closing date is 31 March 2016. As of 21 September 2015 $198.7 million (99.3%) has been disbursed.

A third project loan of $100 million was approved on 20 August 2015 for tranche 3. Loan and project agreements were signed on 21 August 2015. The loan was declared effective on 27 August 2015 and the loan closing date is 31 December 2016. As of 21 September 2015 $80 million (80%) has been disbursed.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Environmental impacts from Program activities are anticipated to be insignificant. Only sites with no involuntary resettlement or indigenous peoples' (IR/IP) impacts will be considered. Each participating commercial bank will adopt an Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) with screening criteria and monitoring procedures to ensure that sub-loans provided under the tranche will have minimal or no adverse environmental or social risks and that none of the housing sites have IR or IP impacts.
Involuntary Resettlement See above statement
Indigenous Peoples See above statement
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During processing of the program, the ADB team engaged and held dialogues with various Government agencies, and private sector and non-government agencies involved in the program. The ADB team also consulted with key development partners and through a number of field visits representative beneficiaries, and key stakeholders. The participation and consultation process is outlined in the project's Facility Administration Manual.
During Project Implementation Procurement Action was requested by the government under Tranche 3 and approved by ADB on 16 January 2015. The government plans to construct a total of 12,000 houses in 2015 of which 8,690 are expected to be part of Tranche 3, shared between QQB and NBU, and ADB will cofinance up to 3,000 houses. The remaining 3,310 houses are expected to be financed by the Islamic Development Bank and Ipoteka Bank. The government also revised and ADB approved the master bidding document and procurement guidelines (procurement manual) for Tranche 3. The master bidding document is based on ADB's Standard Bidding for Works (Small Works), single-stage: two-envelope procedure. Advance contracting has two conditions (i) that the invitation for bids be widely advertised, and (ii) that for each of the 13 regions the first two contracts will be prior reviewed by ADB.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Asadullah Sumbal
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Economy
Uzbekistan Avenue, 45A Tashkent, 100060, Republic of Uzbekistan

Timetable

Concept Clearance 03 Feb 2011
Fact Finding 17 Jan 2011 to 16 Feb 2011
MRM 25 Feb 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Sep 2015

MFF Facility Concept 0061-UZB

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 500.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 500.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

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.

None currently available.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

None currently available.


The Public Communications Policy (PCP) establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced in its operations to facilitate stakeholder participation in ADB's decision-making. For more information, refer to the Safeguard Policy Statement, Operations Manual F1, and Operations Manual L3.

Requests for information may also be directed to the InfoUnit.