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Tajikistan: Dushanbe Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50347-001 Status: Active

The Transaction TA (TRTA) grant will help the government to prepare the project scope, institutional and capacity development needs, and conduct due diligence for the technical, financial, economic, social, and environmental viability of the proposed investment project The TRTA is estimated to cost $650,000 which will be financed on a grant basis by ADB's Technical Assistance Special Fund (TASF-VI), and 1% of the total TRTA cost will be financed by the Government of Tajikistan for in-kind contribution. Parallel financing of $500,000 on a grant basis by Cities Development Initiative for Asia has been approved to prepare the Project Preparation Study for the technical feasibility and preliminary engineering design of the project.

Project Details

Project Officer
Ramola Naik Singru Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Tajikistan
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Dushanbe Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project
Project Number 50347-001
Country Tajikistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9407-TAJ: Dushanbe Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 650,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban sewerage - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The Transaction TA (TRTA) grant will help the government to prepare the project scope, institutional and capacity development needs, and conduct due diligence for the technical, financial, economic, social, and environmental viability of the proposed investment project The TRTA is estimated to cost $650,000 which will be financed on a grant basis by ADB's Technical Assistance Special Fund (TASF-VI), and 1% of the total TRTA cost will be financed by the Government of Tajikistan for in-kind contribution. Parallel financing of $500,000 on a grant basis by Cities Development Initiative for Asia has been approved to prepare the Project Preparation Study for the technical feasibility and preliminary engineering design of the project. TRTA consultants will prepare the project, an institutional development plan, safeguards documents, project procurement risk assessments, mitigation measures, procurement plan and packages, sample bidding documents, and other arrangements to ensure that the ensuing loan complies with ADB and government requirements.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Dushanbe, the capital city of Tajikistan with an official population of 800,000, is a major contributor to the national budget with its economic structure comprising of 70% services, 26% construction, and 4% industry. Migration from rural areas and the significant numbers of overseas workers returning to Dushanbe has led to a population of more than a million (unofficial figures). This leads to unplanned expansion of urban areas with low density patterns and with limited access to urban infrastructure and services. The proposed Dushanbe Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project will: (i) rehabilitate and expand water supply and sanitation infrastructure and pilot a district metering area (DMA) with pressure reducing valves and smart meters to manage water demand, pressure, and nonrevenue water (NRW) in a selected district of Dushanbe City; (ii) establish a performance-oriented management information system for improved operational and business efficient service delivery by the State Unitary Enterprise _Dushanbevodokanal_ (SUE DVK); and (iii) prepare a road map for the development of the city's sanitation system for an improved quality of life for citizens of Dushanbe. These outputs will result in the following outcome: water utility performance and access to safe and affordable water supply services in selected areas of Dushanbe improved. The project will be aligned with the following impacts: (i) livability, urban resilience, and economic growth in Dushanbe improved;; (ii) universal access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030; and (iii) cities and human settlements made inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. The ensuing loan and the transaction technical assistance (TRTA) are listed in the Asian Development Bank (ADB) country operations business plan 2017-2019 for Tajikistan.
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 Dushanbe
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

The consultants will: (i) consult key stakeholders (government, civil society, and private sector) to identify key stakeholder interests, perception of problems, and mandate; to inform the project design parameters, institutional bottlenecks to urban water supply and sanitation service provision, and major issues facing the SUE _Dushanbevodokanal_ in delivering services; (ii) collaborate closely with the EA, IA and the Project Implementation Unit, and beneficiaries to prioritize and finalize the project investments that will be included in the ensuing project;

(iii) incorporate lessons learned from ADB's as well as other development partners' interventions in water supply and sanitation; (iv) review, assess, and verify the technical feasibility of the solutions and facilities proposed for the individual project components and alternative schemes in readiness for preliminary designs, including climate-proofing measures and non-revenue water management; and (v) prepare detailed cost estimates for each project component for land and resettlement, civil works, equipment and materials, consulting services, project management, taxes and duties, physical and price contingencies, and interest and other charges during construction.

During Project Implementation The consulting firm will organize and participate in meetings and workshops with ADB, the EA, IA and stakeholder groups to foster quality project design and to develop local capacity. Workshops were held to present the results of major project deliverables (i.e. inception, interim and draft final reports) The consulting firm conducted additional focus group discussions, interviews and stakeholder sessions. Outcomes of the consultations were incorporated in the project design.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TRTA will require seven positions and 16.5 person-months of international consulting services, and six positions and 22 person-months of national consulting services, of which five positions will be engaged through a firm. ADB will select and engage consultants according to ADB's Guidelines on Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). The quality- and cost-based selection method, using 90:10 quality cost ratio will be followed, due to the high degree of technical quality needed. Simplified technical proposals will be required. The Water Supply Engineer and Project Coordinator (national, 12 person-months) will be selected through individual consultant selection method. Youth organizations will be hired through an output-based lump sum contract.
Procurement The consultants may procure equipment through shopping according to ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, amended from time to time). The equipment procured will be transferred to the Project Implementation Unit upon completion of the TA.
Responsible ADB Officer Ramola Naik Singru
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Ministry of Finance
3, Academic Rajabovs
Dushanbe
Tajikistan
State Executive Authority of Dushanbe City
80 Rudaki Avenue, Dushanbe
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 20 Oct 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2018

TA 9407-TAJ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Oct 2017 04 Dec 2017 04 Dec 2017 28 Feb 2019 31 Aug 2019 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
650,000.00 0.00 6,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 656,500.00 20 Oct 2017 510,915.32

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Procurement Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Jan 2019 19 Jan 2019
Urban Services (Water Supply and Sanitation) Market and Non-Market-Based Survey and Data Analysis Firm - Consulting Closed 07 Nov 2018 21 Nov 2018
Economics and Finance Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 31 May 2018 06 Jun 2018
Social Safeguards Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Apr 2018 17 Apr 2018
Gender Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Apr 2018 15 Apr 2018
Behavior Change Communications Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Jan 2018 09 Feb 2018
Environment Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Jan 2018 05 Feb 2018
Information Communication Technology Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Jan 2018 10 Feb 2018
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Jan 2018 05 Feb 2018
Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Jan 2018 09 Feb 2018
Social Safeguards (Resettlement) and Gender Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Jan 2018 05 Feb 2018
Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Jan 2018 09 Feb 2018
Environmental Safeguards Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Jan 2018 10 Feb 2018
Communications Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Jan 2018 14 Feb 2018
Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist (team leader) Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Jan 2018 31 Jan 2018
Dushanbe Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project-WSS Engineer and Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Dec 2017 11 Dec 2017
Dushanbe Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project-PPTA Consulting Firm Firm - Consulting Closed 24 Nov 2017 23 Dec 2017

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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