50176-001: Second Issyk-kul Sustainable Development Project | Asian Development Bank

Kyrgyz Republic: Second Issyk-kul Sustainable Development Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50176-001 Status: Active

1. Being of outstanding natural beauty, the lake, shoreline, and surroundings are one of the nation s most popular tourist destinations with over 750,000 visitors in 2013. Consequently, tourism has become an important economic driver for the region, and particularly for lakeshore areas. While the growth in tourism is destined to continue, its impact on the pristine and fragile environments and ecosystems of the lake and its vicinity are of increasing concern. Being both oligotrophic (nutrient-poor) and endorheic (lacking conventional outflows), the lake is extremely sensitive to elevated nutrient and contaminant inflows. Unchecked, it is therefore increasingly vulnerable to excessive liquid and solid waste pollution from the expanding human activity.

Project Details

Project Officer
Shen, Lu Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Kyrgyz Republic
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Second Issyk-kul Sustainable Development Project
Project Number 50176-001
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9169-KGZ: Second Issyk-kul Sustainable Development Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 650,000.00
TA 9169-KGZ: Second Issyk-kul Sustainable Development Project (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 150,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sewerage - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

1. Being of outstanding natural beauty, the lake, shoreline, and surroundings are one of the nation s most popular tourist destinations with over 750,000 visitors in 2013. Consequently, tourism has become an important economic driver for the region, and particularly for lakeshore areas. While the growth in tourism is destined to continue, its impact on the pristine and fragile environments and ecosystems of the lake and its vicinity are of increasing concern. Being both oligotrophic (nutrient-poor) and endorheic (lacking conventional outflows), the lake is extremely sensitive to elevated nutrient and contaminant inflows. Unchecked, it is therefore increasingly vulnerable to excessive liquid and solid waste pollution from the expanding human activity.

2. Cholpon-Ata, a small town on the lake s northern shoreline, highlights these concerns. Although enjoying the benefits of a flourishing tourism industry, with over 238,000 tourist visits in 2012, its environmental pollution and subsequent public health risk potential is an increasing concern due its dilapidated sewerage network, treatment facilities, and undeveloped solid waste management system. Reflecting other lakeshore towns and settlements, it emphasizes the crucial need for environmental infrastructure improvements in order to protect and sustain the lake and surrounding areas.

3. The government of the Kyrgyz Republic has recognized the significant environmental and natural resource values of the Issyk-Kul region, and is committed to ensuring its long-term environmental sustainability. As a result, it has adopted the National Sustainable Development Strategy for the Kyrgyz Republic for the Period 2013-2017, which establishes tourism as a key pillar of economic development while specifically mentioning the Issyk-Kul region in the context of national development.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project will improve public health and environmental conditions within the area of the Issyk-Kul Lake by expanding and improving wastewater systems in selected urban centers around its shoreline. Being 180-km long, 60-km wide, and with surface area of 6,200-km, the lenticular-shaped lake is the world's second largest high-altitude lake. It is fed by a total of 118 rivers and streams, including hot springs and snow melt. The wider region is designated as a Ramsar (wetlands) site of globally significant biodiversity and forms part of UNESCO's Issyk-Kul Biosphere Reserve that extends to over 43,000-km. Rich with environmental, archeological, and cultural resources, it also provides a vital habitat for threatened and endangered species. The lake, shoreline, and surroundings are one of the nation's most popular tourist destinations, with over 750,000 visitors in 2013, and over one million anticipated in 2020. Consequently, tourism has become an important economic driver for the region, and particularly for lakeshore areas. While the growth in tourism is destined to continue, its impact on the pristine and fragile environments and ecosystems of the lake and its vicinity are however of increasing concern, particularly from excessive sewerage pollution
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Ysyk-Kol
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

1. The contract for the PPTA consultancy (Firm) was signed on 9 March 2017, and effective from 15 March 2017 to 15 October 2017.

2. An ADB Mission visited the Kyrgyz Republic on 15 24 March 2017 to conduct an Inception Mission and met with the Ministry of Finance (MOF), (Executing Agency) and relevant regional and local government authorities and vodokanals (Implementing Agencies). The Mission (i) introduced PPTA team members, (ii) provided an overview of the PPTA, (iii) conducted relevant site visits; (iv) discussed and agreed the PPTA work schedule; and (v) discussed the loan processing schedule and next steps with relevant government counterparts.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The PPTA team will consist of 11 international and 6 national consultants. The total input will be 22 international person-months and 28 national person-months. ADB will recruit individual consultants and a firm in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). The Urban Development Specialist will be recruited individually. The rest will be recruited through a firm through simplified technical proposal. Quality- and cost-based selection method (90:10) will be adopted to ensure consulting services quality.
Responsible ADB Officer Shen, Lu
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Public Debt Department Room 500
58 Erkindik Boulevard
Bishkek 720040, Kyrgzy Republic
Timetable
Concept Clearance 31 Aug 2016
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 14 Sep 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2017

TA 9169-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Sep 2016 14 Oct 2016 14 Oct 2016 31 Mar 2018 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 14 Sep 2016 439,105.87

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Tenders

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Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9169 09 Mar 2017 Globalworks International Corporation (United States) 9245 Laguna Springs Drive, Suite 200, Elk 95758, Usa/2775 Allyson Court Westlake Vi 1362 Usa/Hkg:8 Connaught Place, Square, Ce Ministry of Finance 599888

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