Uzbekistan: Second Water Supply and Sanitation Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 46135-001

Summary

The proposed multitranche financing facility (MFF) program will support the long-term water supply and sanitation (WSS) development program of the government. The MFF will improve living and health conditions of the populations in Namangan, Tashkent, Djizzak and Kashkadarya provinces.

The impact is improved living standards, environment, and public health and hygiene in the project areas. The outcome is improved and expanded access to safe, reliable, sustainable, and affordable WSS services in the project areas. The outputs include: (i) improved and expanded water supply system in the project areas; (ii) improved and expanded wastewater system in the project areas; and (iii) improved institutional and management capacity.

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Project Name Second Water Supply and Sanitation Investment Program
Project Number 46135-001
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8227-UZB: Second Water Supply and Sanitation Investment Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
TA 8227-UZB: Second Water Supply and Sanitation Investment Program (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban water supply
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The proposed multitranche financing facility (MFF) program will support the long-term water supply and sanitation (WSS) development program of the government. The MFF will improve living and health conditions of the populations in Namangan, Tashkent, Djizzak and Kashkadarya provinces.

The impact is improved living standards, environment, and public health and hygiene in the project areas. The outcome is improved and expanded access to safe, reliable, sustainable, and affordable WSS services in the project areas. The outputs include: (i) improved and expanded water supply system in the project areas; (ii) improved and expanded wastewater system in the project areas; and (iii) improved institutional and management capacity.

During the consultation mission on 19 to 23 May 2014, the Mission discussed the proposed lending modality with Ministry of Finance and Uzbekistan Agency "Uzkommunkhizmat" (UCSA), all parties agreed to change the lending modality from MFF to a standalone project. The proposed new name is Djizzak Sanitation System Development Project

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The objective is to improve access to safe and reliable WSS service through improved and expanded infrastructure and institutional capacity. The water component will include reconstruction and expansion of: (i) water intakes; (ii) water transmission facilities; and (iii) water networks. The sewage component will include reconstruction and expansion of: (i) wastewater treatment plants; (ii) wastewater facilities; and (iii) sewerage networks. The MFF will also upgrade the operations and maintenance (O&M) and strengthen institutional and management capacity.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Kashkadarya,Namangan,Djizzak,Tashkent
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During PPTA, consultations, and focused discussions with community-based organizations, makhallas local governments, WSS operators and potentially affected persons will be conducted.
During Project Implementation

As mentioned in the approved minor change in scope last 19 March 2014, additional consultants are needed to implement the expanded scope of work as follows:

(i) Initially, the sewerage collection network coverage was only 24%, mainly for the replacement of the existing facility. However due to the increase of ADF allocation for Tranche 1, the EA decided to expand the coverage of the sewerage collection network to 41%. Therefore, additional inputs from the consultants are required to prepare the expanded scope.

(ii) During site visit, industrial effluent has been identified in the catchment of the sewerage treatment plant. Therefore, additional analytical and technical efforts in environmental aspects are required to address the issue.

(iii) In view of the weak capacity of IA and EA in Uzbekistan, there is also a need to increase inputs of technical experts to improve the project preparation and facilitate the pre-implementation works, such as preparing the terms of reference for the detailed design consultant, and project design for small and urgent contracts.

Project stakeholder is the Uzbekistan Agency "Uzkommunkhizmat" (UCSA).

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The PPTA needs a consulting team from a firm. The team will consist of 8 international and 8 national consultants. The total input will be 17 international person-months and 35 national person-months. Consulting firm will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). Quality and cost-based selection method (90:10) will be adopted to ensure consulting services quality. Simplified technical proposals will be required from firms.
Responsible ADB Officer Hao Zhang
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Uzbekistan Communal Serv's Agency"Uzkommunkhizmat"Mr. Utur Kholmuhamedov, Director General1, Niyozbek Yuli Str. Tashkent 100035 Republic of Uzbekistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 23 Nov 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2015

TA 8227-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Nov 2012 28 Dec 2012 28 Dec 2012 31 Oct 2014 31 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,025,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,025,000.00 23 Nov 2012 836,665.04

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