Uzbekistan: Namangan 500-Kilovolt Power Transmission Project

Sovereign Project | 46007-002 Status: Closed

Project Details

Project Officer
Mtchedlishvili, Levan G. Central and West Asia Department Request for information
  • Uzbekistan
  • Loan
  • Energy
Project Name Namangan 500-Kilovolt Power Transmission Project
Project Number 46007-002
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2917-UZB: Namangan 500-Kilovolt Power Transmission Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 18.00 million
Loan 2918-UZB: Namangan 500-Kilovolt Power Transmission Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 132.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Fergana,Namangan,Andijon

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Environmental categorization of the project is B in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement 2009. An initial environmental examination (IEE) was prepared, and potential affected people were consulted. Uzbekenergo cleared the IEE report and it was disclosed via ADB's website on 1 August 2012. The transmission lines run through areas with low environmental sensitivities. No significant or irreversible impacts are expected with the operation of the new lines. There will be some temporary impacts during the construction phase but mitigation measures have been developed. The environmental management plan has also been prepared as part of the IEE to ensure that adequate resources are allocated to handle the impact. Mitigation measures could be included as part of the construction costs. Implementation of the environmental management plan will be recorded and reported through a project quarterly report, and a stand-alone environmental monitoring report will be submitted annually to ADB.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is category B for involuntary resettlement safeguard. A land acquisition and resettlement plan (LARP) for the transmission lines has been prepared based on the preliminary design of the project, in close consultation with affected households. A detailed socioeconomic survey was carried out. Uzbekenergo submitted the LARP to ADB and it was disclosed via ADB's website on 1 August 2012. Uzbekenergo will update the LARP after finalizing the detailed design and sibmit it to ADB for approval.
Indigenous Peoples The project is categorized C for indigenous peoples safeguard. The field social survey found no ethnic minority, as described in ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement 2009, involved or affected by the project.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design 271 people (146 males and 125 females) directly affected by this project were consulted as part of the initial resettlement investigations and, in the second round of consultations scheduled for August 2012, all APs will be consulted via a series of focus group discussions and other community-based consultations. A total number of 77 stakeholders (including 54 females) not directly affected by involuntary resettlement, including other villagers, members of mahalla, civil society groups and local experts, were also consulted. Some 10.2% of affected peoples consulted were living below the current income poverty line and 26.7% were elderly people or otherwise disadvantaged.
During Project Implementation None. During implementation of LARP and EMP, continued consultations with affected households will be carried out.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Uzbekenergo will employ a project implementation consultant. This consultant will provide technical, financial and administrative support to the PMU during the entire project implementation period. Two other consultant firms will be recruited under the Operational Improvement Program. The first consulting firm will be responsible for preparation of detailed design, procurement and installation of the transmission system planning software and hardware, preparation of feasibility study for SCADA, and procurement and installation of video wall for the National Dispatch Center. The second firm will prepare detailed designs and specifications for transmission asset management system, and assist in procurement and supervise installation. The consultant recruitment will follow ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). Quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method with a quality:cost ratio of 90:10 will be the default method for recruiting the consulting firms due to complexity of assignment and application of modern technologies.
Procurement Procurement of goods from ADB loan proceeds will be undertaken following ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). The procurement will follow International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures using standard bidding documents for Goods (Single-Stage: Two-Envelope). An international procurement specialist will assist the PMU in preparation of bidding documents and bid evaluation and also provide hands-on training to the procurement staff of the PMU. The government has requested a waiver from the procurement eligibility requirement to allow it to procure one good-supply contract, a relay protection system, from nonmember countries. This will ensure full component compatibility with the existing system. Such procurement will still be carried out through competitive bidding following ADB rules.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Mtchedlishvili, Levan G.
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
[email protected]
6 Khorezmskaya St., Taskhent, 100000, Uzbekistan
Talimarjan, Thermal Power Station, Nuristan Settlement, Nishan Area, Kashkadarya Region, Uzbekistan


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2013

Loan 2917-UZB

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Oct 2012 - - 30 Nov 2017 - 10 Oct 2013
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 156.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 18.00 11 Oct 2012 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 138.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 11 Oct 2012 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 2918-UZB

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Oct 2012 - - 30 Nov 2017 - 10 Oct 2013
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 132.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 132.00 11 Oct 2012 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 11 Oct 2012 0.00 0.00 0%

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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
Namangan 500 kV Power Transmission Project Resettlement Plans Jul 2012
Namangan 500 kV Power Transmission Project Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2012

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

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Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
UZB: Namangan 500 kV Power Transmission Project Advance Notice Archived 30 Aug 2012

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan