||Kashkadarya and Navoi Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount
|Loan 2208-UZB: Kashkadarya and Navoi Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project|
|Concessional ordinary capital resources / Asian Development Fund
||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change
||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
- Rural sanitation
- Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development
- Rural water supply services
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
|| Effective gender mainstreaming
||The Project will improve the living conditions and public health in rural areas of Kashkadarya and Navoi oblasts. The Project will upgrade service levels, delivery efficiency, and achieve better cost recovery by providing capacity building and project management support. The Project will assist the Government in the implementation of institutional reform for water supply infrastrucutre services, and the provision and upgrading of reliable financially sustainable water supply services that will improve public health, promote economic development, and reduce rural poverty. The project components are (i) physical infrastructure; and (ii) institutional development, which includes a capacity-building program, a hygiene and sanitation education program, and consulting services for project management support.
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
||Inadequate delivery of rural WSS services caused by aging infrastructure, institutional constraints, and fiscal difficulties is inhibiting communities' access to basic WSS infrastructure services. Existing facilities are often poorly designed and insufficiently maintained, and do not adequately provide urgently needed basic services. In line with the Government's policy to use a decentralized community management approach, the Project will enhance coverage of basic WSS facilities; contribute to timproving living and health conditions, in particular for the poor, and improve the institutional, organizational, and managerial capabilities of the oblasts.
||Improved living standards and public health in rural areas of Kashkadarya & Navoi oblasts (provinces)
|Description of Outcome
||Improved access to basic water supply and sanitation facilities in the project areas
|Progress Toward Outcome
||Project completion mission will be fielded from 15-21 September 2011 to determine progress toward outcome.
|Description of Project Outputs
Upgraded rural water supply and distribution systems in Kashkadarya and Navoi oblasts
Establishment of effective and sustainable water supply management systems.
Strengthened capacity of UCSA and DWCUs to sustain and manage rural water supply systems
Improved public health and hygiene awareness of the rural population
Affordable water tariffs.
Resettlement preparation, implementation and monitoring
Constitution of community-based DWCUs capable to operate water supply systems
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
||Institution development and capacity development were completed. Civil works of all 21 contracts in 115 sites are completed. Project closed on 30 June 2011.
||Kashkadarya and Navoi oblasts (provinces)
||The Project will require consulting services in the fields of project management, water supply and sanitation engineering, environmental examination, hydrogeology, well drilling, hygiene and sanitation education, financial and accounting advice, social assessment and safeguards, and institutional development for assistance with (i) development of standard water supply designs; (ii) elaboration of detailed design and construction drawings; (iii) preparation of contract packages and tender documents; (iv) construction supervision and evaluation of project activities; (v) support to the institutional development program; (vi) support to the activities of the PMU and of the PIUs; (vii) training of the accounting staff in preparing loan withdrawal applications and supporting documents; and (viii) maintaining accurate and sufficient accounting project records. A total of 656 person-months (pm) [50 pm international and 606 pm domestic] of consulting services are required for project management support. The international consultants will be involved in project management, financial, and institutional strengthening activities. The domestic consultants main activities will be to review technical studies including detailed designs, and to supervise construction.
||The supply of goods and services in the oblasts financed under the Project will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement and in accordance with national procurement procedures of the Republic of Uzbekistan. International competitive bidding procedures will be applied to supply contracts estimated to cost the equivalent of $10 million or more. All subprojects estimated below $3 million can constitute single packages to be procured under local competitive bidding. Supply contracts with a value less than $1 million equivalent will follow international shopping procedures except for supply contracts with value less than $100,000 equivalent, which may be procured by direct purchase.