ADB is helping Uzbekistan improve its water supply and sanitation systems. The third project under the program will rehabilitate and expand water supply systems in Karakalpakstan, Khorezm, and Djizzak provinces, and wastewater networks in Andijan province. It will also support capacity development of service agencies and project management.
|Project Name||Water Supply and Sanitation Services Investment Program - Tranche 3|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector 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|
On 28 August 2009, the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan (the Government) signed a Financing Framework Agreement (FFA) with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for a multitranche financing facility (MFF) to finance the Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) Services Investment Program, in an aggregate amount not exceeding $300 million from ADB Special Funds resources. On 29 September 2009, the ADB Board of Directors approved the MFF WSS Investment Program with the Uzbekistan Communal Services Agency (UCSA) as the executing agency.
The investment program combines physical and non-physical improvements in water supply and wastewater management sectors through investment and institutional strengthening and capacity building. The investment program's outcome is safer and more reliable WSS services and improved hygiene in targeted towns.
On 30 September 2011, the Government submitted a periodic financing request (PFR3) to ADB for a loan of $59 million for the third tranche (Project 3). PFR 3 will finance (i) expansion and rehabilitation of water supply systems in Karakalpakstan, Khorezm, and Djizzak provinces; (ii) expansion and rehabilitation of wastewater networks in Andijan; and (iii) capacity development and project management support. Rehabilitation and expansion of WSS systems and development of vodokanals' O&M capacity are urgently needed to prevent the systems from further deterioration and provide improved WSS services to residents in 11 project regions.
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
There is no piped water supply system in the project towms of the eight regions of the Republic of Karakalpakstan and Khorezm provinces. The residents in the 8 regions rely largely on yard swings, wells or purchased drinking water.
Water quality is poor in the 2 project regions of Djizzak province. The Koytash inter-region water trunk serves these 2 regions. Because of poor design and lack of maintenance, water distribution centers and water networks have deteriorated and are operating at 30% of their designed capacity. Water supply duration in the project regions is only 1-2 hours per day.
In Andijan, sewerage network pipes were constructed in 1975. Because of aging infrastructure and sewage collectors and their networks are overloaded. Currently, 61.2% of Andijan population does not have centralized sewage services and uses pit latrines. As a result of all these factors, groundwater is highly polluted in the region.
The government has decentralized many WSS services to devolve greater ownership and responsibility to local level, but the success at vodokanals level is limited. Vodokanal staff have little opportunities for upgrading their skill. There are many areas related with O&M that need to be improved, such as O&M procedures, system maintenance and monitoring, customer relations, performance monitoring and benchmarking systems. Unaccounted-for-water, consumption of electricity and other materials are high. Tariffs cannot cover the O&M costs.
|Impact||Improved living standards, environment, and public health in urban centers of Uzbekistan.|
|Description of Outcome||Safe, reliable, and sustainable water supply, improved sanitation services and hygiene in project towns.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||All civil works on rehabilitation of water supply and sanitation infrastructure are completed.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1.1 Water supply systems rehabilitated and constructed.
1.2 Sanitation systems rehabilitated, constructed and improved.
1.3 Management structure and capacity for WSS operation improved.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
1.3 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, the 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||Andijan, Jizzakh Province, Karakalpakstan, Xorazm Viloyati|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||Tranche 3 will have 4 subprojects. It includes rehabilitation water supplies in Djizak, Khorezm, Karakalpakstan, and construction sewerage system in Andijan city. The project areas cover only settlement/residential areas and mostly in rural areas, and therefore the project site is not environmentally sensitive. The impact related to the construction works would be insignificant, and the mitigation measures would be manageable. Therefore Tranche 3 is categorized as a "B" project. The IEE was prepared, and for each civil works contract an EMP will be prepared.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Tranche 3 will have 4 subproject components: (i) rehablitation water supply facilities in Djizak province; (ii) rehabilitation water supply facilities in Republic of Karakalpakstan; (iii) rehabilitation water supply facilities in Khorezm Region; and (iv) involves land acquisition/IR impacts that will affect 4 farming households. Only 1 of these households will have severe impacts (lose more than 10% productive land), which justifies an IR category of "B" for this project.|
|Indigenous Peoples||Tranche 3 will rehabilitate the water supply facilities in Djizak, Karakalpakstan, and Khorezm, and construction of sewerage sysem in Andijan. In the project areas, none of the ethnic groups maintain cultural an social identities separate from the mainstream Uzbekistan society that would classify them as indigenous peoples. They have full and equal access to institutions and economic opportunites as the rest of the population which justifies a category "C" with regard to IP concerns.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||
Consultation was conducted with stakeholders including the local population; UCSA, local Vodokanal staff and Hokimiyat officials, NGOs. Discussions took place in each district with representatives of the communities in the project areas, local businesses, farmers, educators and doctors. In average 25% of meeting participants were women.
The level of C&P envisaged during the project implementation and monitoring are information sharing and consultation.
|During Project Implementation||The level of C&P envisaged during the project implementation and monitoring are information sharing and consultation.|
|Consulting Services||All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.|
All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines.
When national competitive bidding (NCB) is proposed, before the start of any procurement, ADB and the Government will review the public procurement laws of the central and state governments to ensure consistency with ADB's Procurement Guidelines.
An 18-month procurement plan indicating threshold and review procedures, goods, works, and consulting service contract packages and national competitive bidding guidelines is in Section C.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Doniyor Mukhammadaliyev|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Uzbekistan Resident Mission|
Agency "Kommunhizmat" (CSA) formerly Uzbekistan Communal Services Agency "Uzkommunkhizmat"
1, Niyozbek Yuli Str.
Republic of Uzbekistan
|MRM||28 Oct 2011|
|Approval||07 Dec 2011|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||30 Sep 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|07 Dec 2011||16 Feb 2012||20 Apr 2012||31 Dec 2016||-||20 Feb 2018|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||72.50||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||58.00||07 Dec 2011||49.35||0.00||99%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||07 Dec 2011||49.91||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Uzbekistan: Water Supply and Sanitation Services Investment Program – Tranche 3||Validations of Project Completion Reports||Oct 2019|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Water Supply and Sanitation Services Investment Program - Tranche 3||Procurement Plans||Mar 2014|