ADB is helping Uzbekistan improve solid waste management in the capital, Tashkent. The project will develop a sanitary landfill, and upgrade and modernize solid waste collection systems and management to improve the urban environment, reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality in the city. It will also support increased private sector participation, and waste reduction and recycling.
|Project Name||Solid Waste Management Improvement Project|
|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
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban solid waste management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The project fully supports the government's priority of improving Tashkent's solid waste management (SWM) system through an investment package to accelerate waste minimization and recycling initiatives, upgrade and rehabilitate the city's solid waste collection and transfer systems, and develop a new sanitary landfill (SLF) to potentially serve the city until at least the year 2060. Concurrently, it will assist government to develop a national SWM strategy and investment program in order to guide national SWM sector improvements over the medium term. The project also supports the government's recent proposals to progressively increase private sector involvement in SWM provision, reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The Project aims to provide an improved SWM system in Tashkent city, resulting in upgrading urban infrastructure and services. The Project will support the development of an international standard sanitary landfill, rehabilitation of transfer stations and a modernization of the waste collection and transfer fleet. The Project will also provide capacity development support and formulation of a national SWM strategy.|
|Impact||Improved urban environment and quality of life for the residents of Tashkent city.|
|Description of Outcome||Improved SWM services and management in Tashkent city|
|Progress Toward Outcome||
The contracts for the individual EA consultants were awarded in July/August 2015. Contract for waste collection bins was awarded in November 2016, with all collection bins delivered and contract completed in June 2017.
The contracts for project implementation consultant and audit consultancy firms were awarded in January 2017.
The engagement of capacity building is completed in September 2017.
The procurement of transfer trucks & trailers (contract amount $13.6 million) has been completed and the contract registered, recruitment for capacity building consultant completed and the consultant mobilized in February 2018.
In view of the Inter-Agency' Tender Committee's dismantle in 2017, this progress discontinued by the government realignment of functions amongst agencies. The procurement transactions review and approval by the government is pending, the evaluation of technical proposal for the sanitation landfill design and supervision consultant has been delayed for two months; the planned procurement for sanitation landfill will be postponed again. The delays will significantly affect the contract awards for this year and disbursement for 2019. The EA/IA is urged to take necessary actions to cause the design consultant contract awarded in Q3 2018. On 26 September 2018, the EA submitted the Submission 3 for the design and supervision consultant, the contract is expected to be awarded in the first week of October 2018, however, the procurement of the sanitation landfill will be delayed to Q1 2019, as the design and preparation of BD will only commence after the consultant mobilization which is late October 2018.
The implementation of the capacity building program is ongoing, the draft National Solid Waste Strategy is being prepared with the draft to be submitted in December 2018.
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Rehabilitated and expanded SWM system in Tashkent city
2. Strengthened operational capacity
3. National SWM strategy
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
To be assessed.
To be established.
To be established.
|Geographical Location||Ohangaron Tumani, Tashkent|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||Taking into account the potential environmental impacts associated with the construction and operation of sanitary landfill, rehabilitation of transfer stations and demolishing the transfer stations, the project team recommends that the project should be classified as a "B" project in accordance to ADB's SPS 2009 for environment. The Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) including environmental management and monitoring plan (EMP) will be prepared. The loan covenant to empower the implementation of EMP will be included in the loan document.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The project will need to acquire about 30 hectare of land. Therefore, the project team recommends that the project should be classified as a "B" project in accordance to ADB's SPS 2009 for Involuntary Resettlement. The land acquisition and resettlement plan (LARP) will be prepared and loan covenant will include all requirements to implement LARP.|
|Indigenous Peoples||In the project area and affected areas, none of the community, group of people maintain a separate cultural and social identity from the mainstream Uzbekistan society that would classify them as ethnic group, ethnic minority or indigenous people as describe in ADB SPS, 2009. Therefore, the project team recommends that the Project should be classified as a "C" project in accordance to ADB's SPS 2009 for Indigenous Peoples.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Female Mahalla advisors will be trained to provide practical recycling advice, in partnership with the national and city women's committee. A rapid household survey of recycling practices and gender roles was conducted under project preparatory technical assistance, and consultations were held with local farmers and waste pickers on the development of the resettlement plan and specific gender measures.|
|During Project Implementation||Further consultations are identified in the respective plans and will continue during project implementation. Lack of civil society involvement was identified as a risk in the DMF but will be addressed through adequate information disclosure and effective management. The household survey found households willing to minimize and segregate solid waste.|
|Consulting Services||All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Consultants support will be provided under the project to the EAs and PIU. This support will include project management, financial management, procurement, contract administration, safeguards implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. For the EA, four individual specialists will be engaged. Given that these experts will function independently of each other, they will be recruited using the individual consultant selection method. For the PIU, a consulting firm will be engaged to provide specialist technical support in the technical design and engineering aspects of SWM, procurement of civil works and goods contracts, and construction monitoring and supervision. In addition to the PIU consultants, two consulting firms will be recruited for the following sub-projects (i) SLF design and supervision, and (ii) community collection points design and supervision. The project also provides technical support through a firm of capacity development consultants in five strategic areas: (i) national SWM strategy formulation; (ii) waste minimization and recycling program development; (iii) formulation of an associated media and public awareness program; (iv) a transport logistic assessment to define optimal solid waste collection and transfer system designs; and (v) operational and management support for SWM system operations. Given the envisaged technical complexities and the requirement for high quality, all consulting firms will be engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection method with a quality cost ratio of 80:20 in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). The exception to this will be the recruitment of a firm of auditors which will be recruited using least cost selection, as the contracts are very small and routine in nature.|
|Procurement||Procurement capacity assessment of the IA has been undertaken and included as a linked document. Based on the findings of the assessment, the thresholds for procurement of goods and works as well as consulting services have been defined, and the degree of ADB oversight (prior and post review) has been recommended. These are set forth in the underlying procurement plan.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Ruoyu Hu|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD|
State Committee for Ecology and Environmental Protection (formerly State Committee for Nature Protection)
5, Mustakillik street, Tashkent
Uzbekistan Tashkent Hokimiyat (Municipality)
6 Amir Temur Street,
|Concept Clearance||14 Dec 2011|
|Fact Finding||20 May 2013 to 30 May 2013|
|MRM||23 Aug 2013|
|Approval||27 Nov 2013|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||27 Sep 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|27 Nov 2013||27 Feb 2014||29 Dec 2014||30 Jun 2019||30 Jun 2021||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||76.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||69.00||27 Nov 2013||25.80||0.00||37%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||27 Nov 2013||23.00||0.00||33%|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Garage Rehabilitation Design and Supervision Consultants||Firm - Consulting||Closed||04 Jul 2019||10 Jul 2019|
|Transfer Station Rehabilitation Design and Supervision Consultants||Firm - Consulting||Closed||04 Jul 2019||10 Jul 2019|
|PIU Audit Consultants||Firm - Consulting||Closed||19 Feb 2019||05 Mar 2019|
|Sanitary Landfill Design Supervision Consultants||Firm - Consulting||Closed||20 Jun 2017||19 Jul 2017|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|CIVIL WORKS (DESIGN & SUPERVISION) SANITARY LANDFILL DESIGN & SUPERVISION CONSULTANTS SUE/MAXSUSTRANS/QCBS-CONS_2||Loan 3067||22 Nov 2018||CHINA URBAN CONSTRUCTION DESIGN & RESEARCH||36 DESHENGMENWAI ST., XICHENG DISTRICT BEIJING CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Tashkent Hokimiyat (Municipality)||Consulting Services||2,028,425.00||2,028,425.00|
|SUPPLY OF 4 WHEEL 770 LITER (LOT 1) AND 1100 LITER (LOT 2) WASTE COLLECTION BINS||Loan 3067||10 Nov 2017||UZBEK CHINESE TRADING HOUSE LIMITED||1309/13F, XINHONGXIN BUILDING, 38 RENMIN ROAD, TIANSHAN DIST., URUMQI CITY, CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Tashkent Hokimiyat (Municipality)||SUPPLY OF GOODS||1,319,059.00||1,319,059.00|
|WASTE COLLECTION & TRANSFER TRUCKS (SUPPLY OF 3 LOTS-WASTE COLLECTION & TRANSFER TRUCKS SUE/MAXSUSTRANS/ICB-G2-2016-02||Loan 3067||07 Nov 2017||POSCO-DAEWOO CORPORATION||10, TONGIL-RO, JUNG-GU SEOUL KOREA, REPUBLIC OF||Tashkent Hokimiyat (Municipality)||SUPPLY OF GOODS||13,989,900.00||13,989,900.00|
|CAPACITY SUPPORT PROGRAM (CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM CONSULTANT SUE/MAXSUSTRANS/QCBS-CONS_3||Loan 3067||29 Sep 2017||GWCC-INTERIVAL ZT GMBH||CARL-REICHERT-GASSE 28 1170 VIENNA AUSTRIA||Tashkent Hokimiyat (Municipality)||1,377,600.00||1,377,600.00|
|Project Management Personnel and Support (PIU Consultants for Project Management, Implementation and Civil Works) Sue/Maxsustrans/QCBS-CONS_1-2016-01||Loan 3067||13 Feb 2017||H.P. Gauff Ingenieure GmbH and Co. Kg-Jbg (J/V)||45 Berner Strasse 60437 Frankfurt Am Main, Germany||Tashkent Hokimiyat (Municipality)||Consultancy||2,127,958.00||—|
|Capacity Support Program (Audit Consultant for APFS FY2015) Sue/Maxsustrans/LCS-CONS_5-2016-02||Loan 3067||10 Feb 2017||Tsiar-Finans, LLC||2A, Chust Str. Tashkent, Uzbekistan||Tashkent Hokimiyat (Municipality)||Consultancy||15,400.00||—|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Jan 2019|