Uzbekistan : Solid Waste Management Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 45366-004

The project fully supports the government's priority of improving Tashkents 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 Details

  • Project Officer
    Lu, Xijie
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Uzbekistan
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services

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Project Name Solid Waste Management Improvement Project
Project Number 45366-004
Country / Economy Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3067-UZB: Solid Waste Management Investment Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 69.00 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 policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban solid waste management

Gender Some gender elements
Description The project fully supports the government's priority of improving Tashkents 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.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Improved SWM services and management in Tashkent city

Progress Toward Outcome The engagement for the project implementation consultant and audit firm is completed in Q3 2016. The procurement of waste collection bins is completed in Q4 2016. Procurement of collection trucks is completed in Q1 2020. Procurement of landfill is ongoing, contract is expected to be awarded in Q2 2020.
Implementation Progress
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)

Not started, delayed by > 7 months

Not started, delayed by < 6 months

Not started, delayed by < 6 months

On track

On track

On track

On track

On 17 April 2019, Presidential Decree No. 4291 of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the approval of the national solid waste management strategy for the period of 2019-2028 was issued

Geographical Location Ohangaron Tumani, Tashkent
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
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.
Business Opportunities
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 Lu, Xijie
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Water and Urban Development Sector Office (SG-WUD)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Ecology, Environmental Protection, and Climate Change of the Republic of Uzbekistan (formerly State Committee for Ecology and Environmental Protection)
Tashkent Hokimiyat (Municipality)
Timetable
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 Mar 2024

Loan 3067-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Nov 2013 27 Feb 2014 29 Dec 2014 30 Jun 2019 31 Dec 2024 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 76.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 69.00 14 Mar 2024 56.97 0.00 83%
Counterpart 7.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 14 Mar 2024 58.82 0.00 85%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Mar 2024
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2022) Audited Project Financial Statements Apr 2023
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2021) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2022
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2021
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2020
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Aug 2019
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Apr 2018
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Sep 2017
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Aug 2017
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2015) Audited Project Financial Statements Mar 2017
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Nov 2016
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Apr 2015
Project Agreement for Solid Waste Management Improvement Project Project/Program Agreements Mar 2014
Loan Agreement for Solid Waste Management Improvement Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Feb 2014
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Project Administration Manual (As of Board Approval) Project/Program Administration Manual Nov 2013
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Oct 2013

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (July-December 2023) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2024
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2023) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2023
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2023
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (January-June 2023) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2023
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2023
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (July-December 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2023
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2022
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2022
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2022
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Nov 2021
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2021
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2021
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2021
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Nov 2020
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2020
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2020
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Social Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Oct 2019
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2019
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2019
Solid Waste Management ImprovementProject: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2019
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2018
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2018
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2017
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2017
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2016
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2016
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2016
Solid Waste Management Investment Program Resettlement Plans Aug 2013
Solid Waste Management Investment Program Initial Environmental Examination May 2013

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
3067-UZB: Solid Waste Management Improvement Project (Rebid) Invitation for Bids Active
3067-UZB: Solid Waste Management Improvement Project (Rebid) Invitation for Bids Active
3067-UZB: Solid Waste Management Improvement Project (G7) Invitation for Bids Closed
3067-UZB: Solid Waste Management Improvement Project (G8) Invitation for Bids Closed
PIU Audit Consultants (FY 2021-2023) Firm - Consulting Closed
3067-UZB: Solid Waste Management Improvement Project (ICB-W1R - Rebid) Invitation for Bids Closed
3067-UZB: Solid Waste Management Improvement Project [SUE/Maxsustrans/NCB-W4] Invitation for Bids Closed
3067-UZB: Solid Waste Management Improvement Project [SUE/Maxsustrans/ICB-W2] Invitation for Bids Closed
3067-UZB: Solid Waste Management Improvement Project [SUE/Maxsustrans/ICB-W1] Invitation for Bids Closed
3067-UZB: Solid Waste Management Improvement Project [SUE/Maxsustrans/ICB-G1] Invitation for Bids Closed
3067-UZB: Solid Waste Management Improvement Project [SUE/Maxsustrans/ICB-G6] Invitation for Bids Closed
Garage Rehabilitation Design and Supervision Consultants Firm - Consulting Closed
Transfer Station Rehabilitation Design and Supervision Consultants Firm - Consulting Closed
PIU Audit Consultants Firm - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
SANITARY LANDFILL ESTABLISHMENT Loan 3067 02 Mar 2022 JV Stecol-PowerChina Guiyang | 4-2101, No. 2, Rongyuan Road, Huayuan Industrial Zone, Tianjin State Committee for Ecology & Env'tal Protection 15,691,566.66 15,691,566.66
TRANSFER STATION REHABILITAION Loan 3067 15 Apr 2021 FUTURE GROWTH LLC | TASHKENT UZBEKISTAN, REP. OF Tashkent Hokimiyat (Municipality) 6,982,746.00 6,982,746.00
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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 15,400.00
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) 2,028,425.00 2,028,425.00

Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Solid Waste Management Improvement Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Mar 2024