The Asian Development Bank is helping Uzbekistan improve wastewater and sanitation services in the city of Djizzak, which the government wants to turn into a regional growth center. The project is upgrading and expanding the city’s wastewater and sewerage systems and helping develop a new provincial water supply and wastewater utility. At least 85,000 residents and over 350 businesses will benefit.
|Project Name||Djizzak Sanitation System Development Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban sanitation
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
The project will support the Government of Uzbekistan in improving urban wastewater services for the city of Djizzak. Responding directly to the needs of urban communities, it will
upgrade and expand the existing sewerage system, provide wastewater treatment services, strengthen institutional capacity, and assist with development of a new provincial water supply and wastewater utility.
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The project will support the government's development plans for Djizzak city by both revitalizing and expanding the city's sewerage system and providing substantial assistance to
implement the planned institutional reform process. It is consistent with (i) the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Strategy 2020 midterm review action plan; (ii) ADB's Country Partnership Strategy for Uzbekistan, 2012 2016; (iii) ADB's Water Operational Plan, by supporting increased investment in wastewater management and sanitation; (iv) the Program of Integrated Development and Modernization of Water Supply and Sewerage Systems of the Republic of Uzbekistan for the Years 2009 2020; and (v) previous and ongoing ADB interventions in the sector. Lessons that have been incorporated in the project design include the need to (i) avoid project commencement delays; (ii) provide early counterpart funding; (iii) recruit qualified consultants in a timely manner; (iv) ensure project management unit (PMU) and project implementation unit (PIU) staff salaries are competitive and include incentive mechanisms; and (v) maintain quality standards for civil works structures.
|Impact||Impacts the Project is Aligned with: Improved living standards, environment, and public health in Djizzak (Sector Strategy 2020, Development of Strategy, Road Map and Investment Program for the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector of the Republic of Uzbekistan until 2020).|
|Description of Outcome||Improved and expanded access to reliable, sustainable, and affordable water supply and sanitation services in Djizzak|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Too early to assess outcome.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Wastewater management system in Djizzak city improved
Institutional capacity of Djizzak Regional Water Supply and Sewerage Enterprise (DWSE) improved
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||One civil works contract (reconstruction of sewers) awarded in March 2016. Three civil works contract packages advertised. Detailed design consultants and project management consultants' contracts ongoing. Procurement of equipment ongoing.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The project will involve constructions: (i) the new wastewater treatment plant including an access road to the plant in Djizzak District; (ii) one new pumping station in Djizzak city, (iii) reconstruction and rehabilitation of existing pumping station in Djizzak city , and (iii) around 40 km of sewerage networks in Djizzak and Ustepa cities. There will be no environmentally sensitive areas involved. The environmental impacts associated with the proposed project will be locally and mostly due to construction activities. The proposed project is not going to generate irreversible impacts, long-term impacts, and significant impacts in terms of intensity. Therefore, the project team recommends that proposed project could be categorized as a B project in accordance to the ADB SPS 2009. The IEE will be prepared.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The project will involve constructions: (i) the new wastewater treatment plant including an access road to the plant in Djizzak District; (ii) one new pumping station in Djizzak city, (iii) reconstruction and rehabilitation of existing pumping station in Djizzak cityand (iii) around 40 km of sewerage networks in Djizzak and Ustepa cities. Land acquisition for about 0.45 ha will be required for construction of access road to the treatment plant (0.2 ha) and for construction of new pumping station. Themporary land will be required for construction of sewerage networks. The treatment plant will be located in the local government reserve land. Based on this information, the Project Team recommends that the project should be categorized as B project in accordance to the ADB SPS 2009 for Involuntary Resettlement (IR). Therefore, a resettlement plan (land acquisition and resettlement plan/LARP) will be prepared in accordance to the Government requirement and ADB SPS 2009.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The project will involve constructions: (i) the new wastewater treatment plant including an access road to the plant in Djizzak District; (ii) one new pumping station in Djizzak city, (iii) reconstruction and rehabilitation of existing pumping station in Djizzak cityand (iii) around 40 km of sewerage networks in Djizzak and Ustepa cities. The initial poverty and social assessment (PSA) study found that all the ethnic groups living in the project areas have equal access to all social and other services, including health, education, and water and sanitation. None of the groups are socially excluded either in terms of legislation or in terms of the actual situation. Further, none of the ethnic groups maintain cultural or social identities and characteristics separate from the mainstream Uzbekistan society, that would classify them as ethnic minorities/indigenous peoples and trigger safeguard policies in accordance with SDB SPS 2009. On this basis, the Project team recommends that proposed project should be categorized as a C project in accordance to the SPS 2009 on impacts to indigenous people.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Poverty and Social Assessment (PSA) household surveys shared information on the project in 18 city neighborhoods, eliciting feedback from potential beneficiaries in 281 households, with particular attention to women and the poor. In addition to the survey, 10 in-depth interviews were conducted for the PSA with key informants representing principal stakeholder groups.|
|During Project Implementation||Project implementation relies on civil society engagement in two fundamental ways: (i) to help tailor project outputs to community needs and aspirations and facilitate responsive implementation; and (ii) to mediate between the project and communities, extending the reception of project impacts and benefits. Makhalla women's advisors as civil society representatives and other community leaders play a strategic role by encouraging diverse input from their communities to the public consultation program, while also facilitating capacity building of and participation by their communities.|
|Consulting Services||Consultants will be recruited in line with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). Advance actions for procuring consulting services of detailed design and project management support will be considered.|
|Procurement||All procurement under the MFF will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). International competitive bidding (ICB) will be applied to civil works package above $2 million, while national competitive bidding (NCB) for under $2 million. Consulting firms will be engaged for preparatory technical assistance (PPTA), detailed design and project management support. Quality-and cost-based selection (QCBS) (90:10) will be applied to the selections to ensure consulting services quality. Advance contracting will not be considered. A procurement plan will be prepared for each subproject under the MFF.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Zhang, Hao|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD|
Uzbekistan Communal Services Agency "Uzkommunkhizmat"
1, Niyozbek Yuli Str.
Republic of Uzbekistan
|Concept Clearance||23 Nov 2012|
|Fact Finding||12 Jul 2014 to 28 Jul 2014|
|MRM||05 Sep 2014|
|Approval||08 Sep 2015|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||27 Mar 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|08 Sep 2015||12 Nov 2015||26 Feb 2016||31 Oct 2021||-||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||96.56||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||81.00||08 Sep 2015||5.20||0.00||7%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||08 Sep 2015||2.82||0.00||4%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Project Agreement for Djizzak Sanitation System Development Project||Project/Program Agreements||Nov 2015|
|Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Djizzak Sanitation System Development Project||Loan Agreement (Special Operations)||Nov 2015|
|Djizzak Sanitation System Development Project: Gender Action Plan||Gender Action Plans||Aug 2015|
|Djizzak Sanitation System Development Project: Project Administration Manual||Project/Program Administration Manual||Aug 2015|
|Djizzak Sanitation System Development Project: Report and Recommendation of the President||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Aug 2015|
|Проект по развитию канализационной системы г. Джизака : Информация о проекте||Translated PDS||Jan 2015|
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ADB Loan to Help Improve Urban Sewage, Wastewater System in DjizzakADB has approved a $81 million loan that aims to raise living standards, improve the environment and boost public health through a much-needed upgrade of the urban sewage and wastewater system in the city of Djizzak.