Uzbekistan: Djizzak Sanitation System Development Project

Sovereign Project | 46135-002 Status: Approved

Summary

The project will support the Government of Uzbekistan in improving urban wastewater services for the city of Djizzak. Responding directly to the needs of urban communities, it will

upgrade and expand the existing sewerage system, provide wastewater treatment services, strengthen institutional capacity, and assist with development of a new provincial water supply and wastewater utility.

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Project Name Djizzak Sanitation System Development Project
Project Number 46135-002
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3275-UZB: Djizzak Sanitation System Development project
Asian Development Fund US$ 81.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban sanitation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The project will support the Government of Uzbekistan in improving urban wastewater services for the city of Djizzak. Responding directly to the needs of urban communities, it will

upgrade and expand the existing sewerage system, provide wastewater treatment services, strengthen institutional capacity, and assist with development of a new provincial water supply and wastewater utility.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The project will support the government's development plans for Djizzak city by both revitalizing and expanding the city's sewerage system and providing substantial assistance to

implement the planned institutional reform process. It is consistent with (i) the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Strategy 2020 midterm review action plan; (ii) ADB's Country Partnership Strategy for Uzbekistan, 2012 2016; (iii) ADB's Water Operational Plan, by supporting increased investment in wastewater management and sanitation; (iv) the Program of Integrated Development and Modernization of Water Supply and Sewerage Systems of the Republic of Uzbekistan for the Years 2009 2020; and (v) previous and ongoing ADB interventions in the sector. Lessons that have been incorporated in the project design include the need to (i) avoid project commencement delays; (ii) provide early counterpart funding; (iii) recruit qualified consultants in a timely manner; (iv) ensure project management unit (PMU) and project implementation unit (PIU) staff salaries are competitive and include incentive mechanisms; and (v) maintain quality standards for civil works structures.

Impact Impacts the Project is Aligned with: Improved living standards, environment, and public health in Djizzak (Sector Strategy 2020, Development of Strategy, Road Map and Investment Program for the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector of the Republic of Uzbekistan until 2020).

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Improved and expanded access to reliable, sustainable, and affordable water supply and sanitation services in Djizzak
Progress Toward Outcome Too early to assess outcome.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Wastewater management system in Djizzak city improved

Institutional capacity of Djizzak Regional Water Supply and Sewerage Enterprise (DWSE) improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) One civil works contract (reconstruction of sewers) awarded in March 2016. Engagement of detailed design and project management consultants ongoing.
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The project will involve constructions: (i) the new wastewater treatment plant including an access road to the plant in Djizzak District; (ii) one new pumping station in Djizzak city, (iii) reconstruction and rehabilitation of existing pumping station in Djizzak city , and (iii) around 40 km of sewerage networks in Djizzak and Ustepa cities. There will be no environmentally sensitive areas involved. The environmental impacts associated with the proposed project will be locally and mostly due to construction activities. The proposed project is not going to generate irreversible impacts, long-term impacts, and significant impacts in terms of intensity. Therefore, the project team recommends that proposed project could be categorized as a B project in accordance to the ADB SPS 2009. The IEE will be prepared.
Involuntary Resettlement The project will involve constructions: (i) the new wastewater treatment plant including an access road to the plant in Djizzak District; (ii) one new pumping station in Djizzak city, (iii) reconstruction and rehabilitation of existing pumping station in Djizzak cityand (iii) around 40 km of sewerage networks in Djizzak and Ustepa cities. Land acquisition for about 0.45 ha will be required for construction of access road to the treatment plant (0.2 ha) and for construction of new pumping station. Themporary land will be required for construction of sewerage networks. The treatment plant will be located in the local government reserve land. Based on this information, the Project Team recommends that the project should be categorized as B project in accordance to the ADB SPS 2009 for Involuntary Resettlement (IR). Therefore, a resettlement plan (land acquisition and resettlement plan/LARP) will be prepared in accordance to the Government requirement and ADB SPS 2009.
Indigenous Peoples The project will involve constructions: (i) the new wastewater treatment plant including an access road to the plant in Djizzak District; (ii) one new pumping station in Djizzak city, (iii) reconstruction and rehabilitation of existing pumping station in Djizzak cityand (iii) around 40 km of sewerage networks in Djizzak and Ustepa cities. The initial poverty and social assessment (PSA) study found that all the ethnic groups living in the project areas have equal access to all social and other services, including health, education, and water and sanitation. None of the groups are socially excluded either in terms of legislation or in terms of the actual situation. Further, none of the ethnic groups maintain cultural or social identities and characteristics separate from the mainstream Uzbekistan society, that would classify them as ethnic minorities/indigenous peoples and trigger safeguard policies in accordance with SDB SPS 2009. On this basis, the Project team recommends that proposed project should be categorized as a C project in accordance to the SPS 2009 on impacts to indigenous people.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Poverty and Social Assessment (PSA) household surveys shared information on the project in 18 city neighborhoods, eliciting feedback from potential beneficiaries in 281 households, with particular attention to women and the poor. In addition to the survey, 10 in-depth interviews were conducted for the PSA with key informants representing principal stakeholder groups.
During Project Implementation Project implementation relies on civil society engagement in two fundamental ways: (i) to help tailor project outputs to community needs and aspirations and facilitate responsive implementation; and (ii) to mediate between the project and communities, extending the reception of project impacts and benefits. Makhalla women's advisors as civil society representatives and other community leaders play a strategic role by encouraging diverse input from their communities to the public consultation program, while also facilitating capacity building of and participation by their communities.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consultants will be recruited in line with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). Advance actions for procuring consulting services of detailed design and project management support will be considered.
Procurement All procurement under the MFF will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). International competitive bidding (ICB) will be applied to civil works package above $2 million, while national competitive bidding (NCB) for under $2 million. Consulting firms will be engaged for preparatory technical assistance (PPTA), detailed design and project management support. Quality-and cost-based selection (QCBS) (90:10) will be applied to the selections to ensure consulting services quality. Advance contracting will not be considered. A procurement plan will be prepared for each subproject under the MFF.

Responsible Staff

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 Services Agency "Uzkommunkhizmat"
PMU_2466@RAMBLER.RU
1, Niyozbek Yuli Str.
Tashkent 100035
Republic of Uzbekistan

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 12 Jul 2014 to 28 Jul 2014
MRM 05 Sep 2014
Approval 08 Sep 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Loan 3275-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Sep 2015 12 Nov 2015 26 Feb 2016 31 Oct 2021 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 96.56 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 81.00 08 Sep 2015 0.84 0.00 1%
Counterpart 15.56 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 08 Sep 2015 0.23 0.00 0%

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.

Title Document Type Document Date
Djizzak Sanitation System Development Project Resettlement Plans Aug 2014
Djizzak Sanitation System Development Project Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2014

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