42408-044: Water Supply and Sanitation Investment Program - Tranche 4 (Additional Financing) | Asian Development Bank

Azerbaijan: Water Supply and Sanitation Investment Program - Tranche 4 (Additional Financing)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 42408-044 Status: Closed

The first three tranches of the multi-tranche financing facility (MFF) financed construction of water networks in Goychay, Agdash and Beylagan. Construction of wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) will be critical to minimize environmental and health impacts through proper sewage disposal. Project 4 will serve as additional financing to Project 2 of the MFF to complete civil works in Agdash and Beylagan towns. Two main components include water supply and sanitation (WSS) infrastructure development and program support. First component consists of WSS network in Agdash and WWTP in Agdash and Beylagan.

 
Project Name Water Supply and Sanitation Investment Program - Tranche 4 (Additional Financing)
Project Number 42408-044
Country Azerbaijan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3411-AZE: Water Supply and Sanitation Investment Program - Tranche 4 (Additional Financing)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 75.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban sanitation - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The first three tranches of the multi-tranche financing facility (MFF) financed construction of water networks in Goychay, Agdash and Beylagan. Construction of wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) will be critical to minimize environmental and health impacts through proper sewage disposal. Project 4 will serve as additional financing to Project 2 of the MFF to complete civil works in Agdash and Beylagan towns. Two main components include water supply and sanitation (WSS) infrastructure development and program support. First component consists of WSS network in Agdash and WWTP in Agdash and Beylagan.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The quality and reliability of WSS infrastructure and services have not kept pace with the rapid economic growth for the secondary towns in Azerbaijan. Delivering improved urban WSS services has thus become a key priority of the government. The long-term urban WSS investment plan (2008-2020) draws from the state program and is estimated to be $3.5 billion, comprising physical and nonphysical investments to address medium-term (2008-2015) and long-term (2016-2020) needs in the sector.
Impact Improved public health and environment in Agdash and Beylagan.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved coverage, continuity, and quality of water supplies and wastewater disposal in Agdash and Beylagan.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Water supply system efficiency improved through rehabilitation and replacement, and coverage expanded in Agdash

sewerage and sanitation system efficiency improved through construction and coverage expansion in Agdash and Beylagan

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Agdas, Beylagan
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Azersu updated the environmental assessment and review framework based on ADB Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) 2009, and endorsed the framework in November 2011. Project 4 is classified as category B for environment, and involves the following: (i) construction of a new water intake system at Dehne village (Agdash) and ancillary works including the construction of water reservoir and pipeline to Agdash; (ii) WWTP at a new location in Agdash; and (iii) WWTP (original site) and a drainage channel at Beylagan. The IEEs prepared under Project 2 have been revised and updated to incorporate all new elements of the project. No significant environmental impacts are anticipated during or after construction. Most of the predicted impacts are likely during construction such as dust, disturbance to residents and traffic, etc. these have been addressed through mitigation measures in the IEEs and environmental monitoring plans. Consultation was undertaken with stakeholders, and incorporated into the IEEs. Azersu has one full time environment specialist in the IPMO. Furthermore, the contractor will be required to prepare site specific environmental management plans for each subproject in order to implement the environmental requirements of the IEEs. The environmental monitoring plans will be part of the construction contracts. Implementation of the environmental management plans will be monitored by the IPMC, as well as the safeguard specialists appointed under IPMO in close coordination with environmental specialists of the contractors. The project was screened 'Medium' risk to climate change, in particular due to rising mean temperature. During implementation, project design will be assessed against expected climate change and appropriate adaptation measures will be incorporated.
Involuntary Resettlement Project 4 is classified as category B for involuntary resettlement. Azersu updated the land acquisition and resettlement framework (LARF) based on the SPS 2009 and endorsed it in November 2011. The LARF was posted on ADB and the EAs' websites on 17 November 2011. Project 4 includes constructing water supply and sewerage infrastructure along the existing road network and within the existing right of way. The land for boreholes, water intake, reservoirs, and associated facilities in Agdash and Beylagan towns is mostly owned by SuKanals. There is 0.27 hectares of privately owned land being acquired for construction of 3 wells in the Agdash sub-project. The land will be acquired from two households with a total of 11 members. In Beylagan subproject, a total of 4.95 hectares of land will be acquired from 44 households (with a total of 207 members) for provision of a 28 m wide easement and construction of a 1769 meter long sewer pipe. In Beylagan, a squatter (with a total of 4 members) will lose temporary structures in the wastewater treatment plant site. LARPs have been prepared for the Agdash and Beylagan subprojects in consultation with the affected persons. Any unanticipated impacts will be mitigated based on the provisions of the LARF. Azersu has sufficient institutional capacity for supervising and monitoring the LARP with support from the IPMC.
Indigenous Peoples Project 4 is classified as category C for indigenous peoples. The investment program area does not include communities that may be defined as indigenous peoples under the SPS.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Extensive consultations have been undertaken with stakeholders, including project towns, NGOs and community-based organizations, elected representatives, administrative departments, rayon (town) administrations, and representatives of various government ministries. Meetings, focus group discussions with NGOs, and structured interviews were undertaken with stakeholders.
During Project Implementation Consultations with beneficiaries during project implementation will continue to be undertaken.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Tranche 4 loan includes: (i) one consulting package using the quality-and cost- based selection method to recruit international program management consultants; and (ii) one consulting package using least cost selection method to recruit an auditor
Procurement Tranche 4 loan includes three international competitive bids (ICB) for procurement of civil works for (1)water supply and sewerage network in Agdash, (2) wastewater treatment plant in Agdash, and (3) wastewater treatment plant in Beylagan.
Responsible ADB Officer Shen, Lu
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
AzerSu JSC
67, Tbilisi av.
Baku AZ1012, Azerbaijan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 01 Jun 2016
Approval 09 Aug 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Sep 2017

Loan 3411-AZE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Aug 2016 - - 31 May 2018 - 09 Aug 2017
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 100.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 75.00 09 Aug 2016 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 25.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 09 Aug 2016 0.00 0.00 0%

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
AZE: Water Supply and Sanitation Investment Program - Tranche 4 Advance Notice Archived 12 Sep 2016

Contracts Awarded

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