Uzbekistan: Water Supply and Sanitation Services Investment Program - Tranche 1

Sovereign Project | 42489-023 Status: Active

ADB is helping Uzbekistan overhaul ageing water and sanitation systems to improve public health. The first tranche of the program will improve the Damkhoja water source, distribution systems in Bukhara and Navoi provinces, and wastewater treatment and sewerage systems in Termez city. It will also construct toilets for selected schools and promote good hygiene awareness and practices.

Project Name Water Supply and Sanitation Services Investment Program - Tranche 1
Project Number 42489-023
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2564-UZB: MFF-Water Supply and Sanitation Services Investment Program - Tranche 1
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 60.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban sewerage - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome All civil works on rehabilitation of water supply and sanitation infrastructure in project areas completed and fully commissioned.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)


12 reservoirs, 75 boreholes, 9 pumping stations, 1.1 km of trunk mains, and 245.02 km distribution networks are rehabilitated.

Water meters are installed to all bulk consumers in project towns. Installation of water meters to households is ongoing.

Termez city wastewater treatment plant is operational with waste water treatment capacity of 25,000 m3/day.

8.9 km of trunk sewer collectors is completed.

1 sewage pump station and construction of 3 new pump stations are completed.

9.3 km of new sewage collection mains completed to serve 6,250 new connections.

10 schools in district centers of Navoi and Bukhara provinces are provided with improved latrine facilities and connected to piped water supply.

Hygiene promotion activities are carried out in all schools in the project areas at least 5 women are trained in each Mahalla in the project areas. Moreover, EA plans to recruit consulting firm for the implementation of hygiene promotion program.

11 reservoirs, 8 boreholes, 4 pumping stations, 24.45 km of trunk mains, and 73.05 km distribution networks are constructed in Bukhara and Navoi provinces.

EA is to implement this component after completion of work by SECO consultants for WB-financed projects (Syrdarya, Bukhara and Samarkand provinces).

Contractors and suppliers have availed technical trainings to WSS operators with equal access by men and women in subproject towns. Moreover, recently adopted Government resolution no.306 dd. 30 October 2015 outlines the training and capacity development of WSS specialists in financial, performance and operational management.

Customer care units are established in State Unitary Enterprises _Suvokava_, its city and district branches.

EA has contracted consulting firm for the implementation of Automated Billing System (ABS) which will comprise sex-disaggregated consumer database including water consumers in projects areas. This assignment is scheduled to be completed by end of Q4 2017.

O&M manuals for equipment and operations of WWTP, WTPs are provided by contractors and suppliers to WSS operators.

SECO consultants are engaged for development of management contract under WB-financed projects (Syrdarya, Bukhara and Samarkand provinces). EA intends to implement this component in all project regions based on the recommendations proposed by the consultants.

Geographical Location Damkhodja/Termez/Fergana/Margilan/Rishtan/Andijan

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects An environmental assessment and review framework (EARF) was prepared to guide the environmental assessment of all subprojects to be covered by the Program. Four initial environmental examination (IEE) reports were also prepared for four tranche subprojects. The project team has assured that the four IEE reports and EARF will be further improved, environment-related information will be disclosed and people likely to be affected by the subprojects will continue to be consulted.
Involuntary Resettlement A satisfactory resettlement framework has been prepared for the investment program to guide preparing future subprojects, as well as a satsfactory short resettlement plan has been prepared for a core subproject categorized as "B" for IR impacts.
Indigenous Peoples Tranche 1 has been assigned a category C in terms of impact on indigenous people. An Ethnic Minority Development Framework (EMDF) has been prepared to guide the screening of indigenous people impact for the future subprojects under Tranche 1 as well as the future tranches. RESE comments have been duly incorporated in the EMDF.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Public consultation were held in four sample subproject towns. Community priorities expressed during these meetings are incorporated into the investments.
During Project Implementation The Project will ensure the implementation of the consultation and participation plan of the Investment Program. The consultative process will involve households, institutions such as schools, clinics and businesses, the service providers (i.e. vodokanals) and other stakeholders from government organizations and the private sector. UCSA will engage NGOs where appropriate to implement the hygiene program.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The selection and engagement of consulting services to be financed by ADB will be carried out in accordane with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time) and the procurement plan. The following selection methods may be used: (i) Quality and Cost Based Selecton (QCBS) method with a full or simplified technical proposal and a 80:20 quality-cost weighting; (ii) consultants' qualifications, for assignments costing less than $200,000 per contract; (iii) lease cost selection for small assignments costing less than $100,000, and (iv) individual consultant selection.
Procurement A procurement plan will be prepared for each tranche of the investrment program. All goods and works to be financed by ADB under the facility will be procured according to ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time) and the procurement plan. The procurement plan will be updated, at least yearly, for the next 18 months of procurement activities. International competitive bidding procedures will be used for major civil works contracts costing more than $2,000,000 equivalent and supply contracts worth more than $500,000 equivalent. Civil works valued at $100,000-$2,000,000 and goods valued at $100,000-$500,000 will be procured through national competitive bidding (NCB) according to the NCB annex in the procurement plan, which summrizes modifications or clarifications needed in the Borrower's procedures to enable it to carry out NCB under ADB-financed projects.Shopping procedures will be allowed for works, materials, and equipment packages costing up to $100,000. To increase the contract sized and contractor prticipation, the procurement of similar equipment and materials, such as water meters, pump machineries, and pipes, will be centralized and the equipment and materials will then be distributed by the PPMU to the PIUs for installation.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Mukhammadaliyev, Doniyor Tojimuhammadovich
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Uzbekistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Uzbekistan Communal Services Agency "Uzkommunkhizmat"
[email protected]
1, Niyozbek Yuli Str.
Tashkent 100035
Republic of Uzbekistan


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 03 Apr 2017

Loan 2564-UZB

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Oct 2009 01 Dec 2009 21 Apr 2010 30 Jun 2015 30 Jun 2017 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 75.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 60.00 08 Oct 2009 54.37 0.00 95%
Counterpart 15.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 08 Oct 2009 54.75 0.00 95%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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