ADB is helping Uzbekistan upgrade urban water and sanitation systems to improve public health and hygiene. The second project under the program will rehabilitate and expand the water supply and wastewater management systems in Andijan and Kokand cities, and water supply systems in Fergana, Margilan, and Rishtan cities, which are priorities for development.
|Project Name||Water Supply and Sanitation Services Investment Program - Tranche 2|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|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|
|Description||The Project will rehabilitate and expand the water supply and wastewater management systems in Andijan and Kokand cities and water supply systems in Fergana, Margilan, and Rishtan cities, which are priorities for development. Its impact will be improved public health and hygiene in Andijan, Fergana, Kokand, Margilan and Rishtan cities. The outcome will be safe, reliable, and sustainable WSS services and improved hygiene for 1.4 million people by 2025.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Uzbekistan has a Poverty Reduction and Welfare Improvement Strategy. It identifies access to safe water and sanitation as a means for economic development and poverty reduction. The Government's intention is to reach within the next decade 100% service coverage in urban areas and 85% in rural areas. These targets are backed by a policy framework and a sector inverstment plan amounting to $1.2 billion by 2012 and $2.9 billion by 2020. The strategy on poverty reducation and welfare improvement, the policy framework, and the sector investment plan are the three main building blocks behind the sector roadmap.|
|Impact||Improved living standards, environment, and public health in urban centers of Uzbekistan.|
|Description of Outcome||Safe, reliable, and sustainable water supply and sanitation services and improved hygiene in project cities.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||All civil works on rehabilitation of water supply and sanitation infrastructure in project areas are completed and sites fully commissioned and operational.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Water supply and sanitation systems improved and rehabilitated
Management structure and capacity for WSS operation improved.
Effective support provided to program implementation.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
45.6 km of new sewage collection mains constructed.
26.9 km of trunk sewer collectors rehabilitated.
2 sewage pump stations rehabilitated.
14 reservoirs constructed.
11 boreholes constructed.
7 pumping stations constructed.
43.7 km of trunk mains constructed.
135.5 km distribution networks constructed.
19 reservoirs rehabilitated.
89 boreholes rehabilitated.
8 pumping stations rehabilitated.
9.3 km of trunk mains rehabilitated.
126.9 km distribution networks rehabilitated.
Ongoing by EA.
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.
To be completed under Tranches 1 and 4.
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||Kokand, Andijan and Fergana Provinces|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||Physical components include rehabilitation and limited expansion of water sources, water distribution networks, and wastewater management and sanitation systems. All Project 2 subprojects are categories as B according to ADB Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The subprojects will use appropriate, low-costs and energy efficient technology. Any potential negative environmental impact is localized and temporary, and will be mitigated through proper subproject design and good construction practices. Subproject-level environmental management plans will be incorporated in the bidding and contract documents; contractors' performance will be supervised and subproject's environmental performance monitored and reported in accordance with the environmental assessment and review framework.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Limited impacts on land for construction of new pumping stations and transmission pipes of water supply components have been identified in Fergana, Kokand and Rishtan cities for which LARPs have been prepared following the Land Acquisition and Resettlement Framework prepared and agreed upon for the Investment Program and in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). Three due diligence reports were prepared for the subproject activities.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The subproject areas are fairly homogenous in ethnic composition. Majority of the residents are Uzbek with some other ethnic minorities (i.e. Kyrgyz and Tajiks) present in the identified subproject areas. These ethnic minorities do not differ in their water supply and sanitation needs or levels of service. All will benefit directly from piped water supply, sanitation improvements, and better hygiene.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||
During initial social assessment, census and socio-economic survey as well as focus group discussions were held with the beneficiaries, the makhalla community members, as well as with the secondary stakeholders of the project, namely, the government officials of the province. The design engineering team together with vodokanal and makhalla officials met the persons/households likely to be affected and had a discussion with them regarding project
scope, the benefits to be accrued and verified the documents showing ownership/possession right over land use/structures, etc that are within proposed alignment drawing. Certain facts about land ownership status of the project area and the people likely to be affected were identified from these discussions and through the survey.
|During Project Implementation||Ensure 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. vodokanlas) and other stakeholders from government organizations and the private sector. This will be reported in the quarterly progress report. NGOs will be engaged to implement the hygiene program.|
|Consulting Services||All consulting services to be financed under the loan will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time).|
|Procurement||All goods and works to be financed under the loan will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Mukhammadaliyev, Doniyor Tojimuhammadovich|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Uzbekistan Resident Mission|
Agency "Kommunkhizmat" (CSA) formerly Uzbekistan Communal Services Agency "Uzkommunkhizmat"
1, Niyozbek Yuli Str.
Republic of Uzbekistan
|Concept Clearance||19 Jun 2009|
|MRM||30 Mar 2010|
|Approval||21 Apr 2010|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||20 Apr 2010|
|Last PDS Update||03 Apr 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|21 Apr 2010||01 May 2010||10 Aug 2010||31 Jan 2016||31 Dec 2016||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||175.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||140.00||21 Apr 2010||131.72||0.00||99%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||21 Apr 2010||133.12||0.00||100%|
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