Tajikistan: Building Climate Resilience in the Pyanj River Basin

Sovereign Project | 45354-002 Status: Active

Summary

The Asian Development Bank is working with Tajikistan to help communities in the Pyanj River Basin prepare for the effects of climate change. The project is protecting at least 1,700 hectares of land from floods; providing 1,450 hectares of land with irrigation water; providing at least 4,150 households with a safe water supply; and making microfinance services available to at least 1,000 households.

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Project Name Building Climate Resilience in the Pyanj River Basin
Project Number 45354-002
Country Tajikistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0352-TAJ: Building Climate Resilience in the Pyanj River Basin Project
Strategic Climate Fund US$ 21.55 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture and Natural Resources - Irrigation

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
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) All three PMOs and project implementation offices (PIOs) under each PMO are already functional and fully equipped. The project implementation consultants for ALRI and KMK were aleady deployed in July 2015. The international national microfinance consultant under MOF PMO started working during the first week of March while the national microfinance consultant started in September 2015. The MOF and the project implementation consultant signed the contract on 14 March 2016.
Geographical Location Pyanj River Basin

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The project is classified category B for environment. The infrastructure subprojects are expected to have limited site-specific adverse environmental impacts during both construction and operation, and are located outside environmentally sensitive areas. Two initial environmental examinations have been prepared, one by the MLRWR for the flood protection and irrigation subprojects and one by the KMK for the water supply subprojects, in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). Adequate mitigation measures for each subproject will be implemented through site-specific environmental management plans based on generic environmental management plans for water supply, flood management, and irrigation components. Site-specific environmental management plans will be prepared by contractors, and approved by the PMO in the MLRWR and the project implementation group in the KMK. Consultants will assist the MLRWR and KMK in strengthening institutional capacity to manage environmental impacts.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is expected to have only nonsignificant land acquisition and resettlement impacts and is classified involuntary resettlement category B, according to the ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement. The engineering design of the infrastructure subprojects under the project has not yet advanced to a stage where land acquisition and resettlement impacts on individual or collective land users can be identified. A land acquisition and resettlement framework has been prepared in lieu of land acquisition resettlement plans. During project implementation, each subproject will be screened for land acquisition and resettlement impacts. For subprojects with such impacts, land acquisition and resettlement plans will be prepared and implemented in accordance with the land acquisition and resettlement framework before the commencement of civil works. For subprojects involving the rehabilitation of existing facilities, due diligence will be conducted to determine past or present social safeguard concerns and to identify corrective actions, as necessary. Capacity building on social safeguards will be provided to the executing agencies through ongoing ADB technical assistance.
Indigenous Peoples Indigenous peoples (category C). Project preparation activities have determined that there will be no indigenous peoples issues associated with the project.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During project preparation, consultation and coordination with stakeholders and development partners, including government agencies, non-governmental organizations, bilateral donors, MDBs and communities, was achieved through regular workshops, meetings, and roundtable discussions. Consultation meetings and technical workshops were conducted with the community members and potential beneficiaries in several project areas. These included household surveys, consultation meeting for participatory vulnerability assessments, project design workshops, discussions on indicators to be used in the Design and Monitoring Framework (DMF), and validation of preliminary project engineering design.
During Project Implementation

Regular consultations with stakeholders are built in the project implementation schedule. These include at least biannual participatory meeting between the executing agencies and the beneficiaries, regular consensus building meetings between female and male members of the communities, and regular project events. The executing agencies (EAs) will be responsible for ensuring transparency and proactive public communication. The EAs will share data and information, discuss progress, achievements, and issues faced in implementing the project. The EAs will ensure good communication with key stakeholders, including residents and farmers of the communities, community organizations, concerned government agencies especially at the district and jamoat levels, NGOs, and development partners operating in the same sector and in the project area. Stakeholders will be involved and informed about project activities levels including village, jamoat, district, oblast, and at the national level at various stages of project implementation.

At the village, jamoat, and district levels, the project implementation offices (PIOs) will inform regularly the villagers and community members about the scope, objectives, benefits, nature of the activities, and the adverse impact, if any, on the environment, the community, and the people themselves and associated mitigation measures, as appropriate. The views, interests, and concerns of the villagers and communities will be sought, addressed and reflected in the implementation plan and activities. To the extent possible farmers, villagers, and community members especially women will be hired on employment opportunities generated by the project through a consensus building process involving both men and women.

A communication plan will be finalized during the first three months of project implementation. Project information, including announcements of meetings, events, procurement and consulting services information, and safeguards information, will be posted in the jamoats' offices. A project website will be developed by the MLRWR and maintained throughout project implementation. KMK and the MOF will provide regular updates, documentation and data. The project website will be accessible to the public and will include the following information: (i) the project scope, structure, responsible agencies, impact, outcome, outputs; (ii) progress on the achievement of the project targets, with specific information on gender indicators and progress on the gender action plan targets; (iii) procurement and consulting services information, including announcement of bidding processes, bidding procedures, list of participating bidders, names of winning bidders, amount of contract awards and a description of the goods or services procured; (iv) all key safeguards documents, including environment and resettlement plans, and (v) details of planned public consultations and events. The project website will be updated regularly and its contents will be presented in the English, Russian and Tajik languages.

The PPCR website will also publish regular updates and announce project events.

The EAs will hold (i) biannual public participation meetings with NGOs, community organizations and other stakeholders to discuss project progress and collate views from community members; (ii) an interim project workshop in the third year of implementation to show progress and collate feedback, and (iii) a final project event in the sixth year of implantation to capture achievements and lessons learned.

An awareness campaign on the availability of training on climate resilient agriculture and financial literacy, and the availability of affordable finance for agribusiness and economic diversification will take place through radio and newspapers advertising. In addition, the EAs will ensure close collaboration with the PPCR National Coordination Mechanism.

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Consulting Services

The project will provide management support and assistance to ensure that project implementation fully complies with ADB's policies and operational requirements in terms of financial management, fund disbursement, procurement procedures, social and environment safeguards, and O&M. This will include external financial audit and monitoring of social and environment safeguards. A team of international and national consultants will be engaged by the executing agencies to provide management support during project implementation. A team of international and national consultants from nongovernment organizations (NGOs) will be engaged by the executing agencies to carry out the capacity building work in support of the outputs. All consultants and NGOs will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).

An estimated 229 person-months of consulting services will be required to support the PMO under the ALRI (31 person-months international, including 5 person-months from an NGO; 198 person-months national, including 116 person-months from an NGO) to (i) facilitate project management and implementation, (ii) strengthen the institutional and operational capacity of the executing agency, and (iii) carry out capacity building of community groups. The consulting services will be provided by international consulting firms, national consulting firm(s), and NGO(s). An estimated 120 person-months of consulting services will be required to support the project implementation group under the KMK (18 person-months international, including 2.5 person-months from an NGO; 102 person-months national, including 29 person-months from an NGO) to (i) facilitate project management and implementation, (ii) strengthen the institutional and operational capacity of the executing agency, and (iii) carry out capacity building of community groups. An estimated 87 person-months of consulting services will be required to support the PMO under the MOF (10 person-months international, 77 person-months national) to (i) facilitate project management and implementation, (ii) strengthen the institutional and operational capacity of the executing agency, (iii) carry out feasibility studies and technical assessments, and (iv) build capacity of PFIs and potential borrowers and savers.

Each consulting firm will be engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection method with a quality cost ratio of 80:20. Full technical proposals will be required for each consulting service under the MLRWR and KMK. Simplified technical proposal will be required for each consulting service under the MOF. Detailed terms of reference for consultants to be engaged under the project are in the project administration manual.

Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). Procurement of civil work will require seven contracts totaling $10.3 million, comprising four contracts for irrigation and flood and mudflow protection infrastructure totaling $7.5 million with international competitive bidding, three contracts for water supply infrastructure, of which two contracts totaling $2.1 million with international and one contract totalling $0.7 million with national competitive bidding. Procurement of goods will require seven contracts totaling $1.8 million, comprising heavy machinery totaling $0.9 million and drip irrigation equipment totaling $0.6 million with international competitive bidding, and vehicles and office furniture totaling $0.3 million with shopping method. Procurement of consulting services totaling $2.4 million will require four contracts for project implementation support, engineering supervision, and capacity building of community organizations. A procurement plan is included in the project administration manual.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Nathan Rive
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Water Resources
5/1 Shamci Street
Dushanbe
Republic of Tajikistan
Ministry of Finance
3, Academic Rajabovs
Dushanbe
Tajikistan
Agency of Land Reclamation and Irrigation
5/1 Shamci Street
Dushanbe
Tajikistan
Khochagii Manzilii Kommunali (KMK) (State Unitary Enterprise)
56 Karaboev Street
Dushanbe
Tajikistan

Timetable

Concept Clearance 19 Dec 2011
Fact Finding 28 Jan 2013 to 09 Feb 2013
MRM 19 Apr 2013
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Grant 0352-TAJ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Jul 2013 18 Sep 2013 02 Dec 2013 30 Jun 2020 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 22.70 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 25 Jul 2013 0.00 9.87 46%
Counterpart 1.15 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 21.55 25 Jul 2013 0.00 6.62 31%
Title Document Type Document Date
Проект по адаптации к изменению климата в бассейне реки Пяндж : Справочный лист проекта Translated PDS May 2014
Бунёд намудани зарфиятҳои муқовимат ба иқлим дар ҳавзаи дарёи Панҷ : Маълумот дар бораи лоиҳа Translated PDS Apr 2014
Project Agreement for Building Climate Resilience in the Pyanj River Basin Project - CSC Microcredit Deposit Organization "IMON International," Project/Program Agreement Mar 2014
Project Agreement for Building Climate Resilience in the Pyanj River Basin Project - Microloan Organization "OXUS", Limited Liability Company Project/Program Agreement Mar 2014
Project Agreement for Building Climate Resilience in the Pyanj River Basin Project - State Unitary Enterprise “Khochagii Manziliyu Kommunali Project/Program Agreement Sep 2013
Grant Agreement (Externally Financed) for Building Climate Resilience in the Pyanj River Basin Project Grant Agreement Sep 2013
Building Climate Resilience in the Pyanj River Basin Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jul 2013
Building Climate Resilience in the Pyanj River Basin Project Project/Program Administration Manual Jul 2013
Building Climate Resilience in the Pyanj River Basin Project Project/Program Administration Manual Jun 2013
Адаптация к изменению климата в бассейне реки Пяндж Project/Program Administration Manual Jun 2013
Building Climate Resilience in the Pyanj River Basin Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Jun 2013
Building Climate Resilience in the Pyanj River Basin Project Gender Action Plans Jun 2013
Building Climate Resilience in the Pyanj River Basin Concept Papers Dec 2011

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.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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