Tajikistan: Additional Financing for Dushanbe Water Supply and Sanitation Project

Sovereign Project | 50347-003

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved its first urban development project in Tajikistan on 18 September 2018, which became effective on 27 February 2019. The ongoing project is aligned with the following impacts: quality of life, health, urban resilience, and economic growth in Dushanbe improved; and universal access to safe and affordable drinking water improved by 2030. It will have the following outcome: inclusive and sustainable access to safe and resilient WSS services in Dushanbe city improved. Its outputs are (i) climate-resilient water supply and sanitation infrastructure rehabilitated and expanded; and (ii) sustainable business model and institutional capacity developed.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Petrone, Massimo
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Approval Date
    29 August 2022
  • Country/Economy
    Tajikistan
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Additional Financing for Dushanbe Water Supply and Sanitation Project
Project Number 50347-003
Country / Economy Tajikistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0841-TAJ: Dushanbe Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project - Additional Financing
Asian Development Fund US$ 38.00 million
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 / Urban sanitation - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved its first urban development project in Tajikistan on 18 September 2018, which became effective on 27 February 2019. The ongoing project is aligned with the following impacts: quality of life, health, urban resilience, and economic growth in Dushanbe improved; and universal access to safe and affordable drinking water improved by 2030. It will have the following outcome: inclusive and sustainable access to safe and resilient WSS services in Dushanbe city improved. Its outputs are (i) climate-resilient water supply and sanitation infrastructure rehabilitated and expanded; and (ii) sustainable business model and institutional capacity developed.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed project meets the eligibility criteria for additional financing. The additional financing will enhance development results by increasing the scope of WSS investments in Shomansur district, which were also identified as the priority water supply and sanitation interventions in the original feasibility study, but not included in the original project because of limited funding. It will improve the efficiency of State Unitary Enterprise Dushanbevodokanal's operations through nonrevenue water reduction activities, among others. Additional financing is the most appropriate modality for the following reasons: (i) strong physical links with the ongoing project design and works; and (ii) efficiency and continuity gains from the established implementation arrangements under the ongoing project, e.g., the project management design and supervision consultant preparing the detailed design is proposed as the construction supervision consultant for the overall project.
Impact

Quality of life, health, urban resilience, and economic growth in Dushanbe improved (Tajikistan National Development__Strategy, 2030)

Universal access to safe and affordable drinking water improved (2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goal 6)

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Inclusive and sustainable access to safe and resilient water supply and sanitation services in Dushanbe city improved.

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Climate- and disaster-resilient water supply and sanitation infrastructure rehabilitated and expanded.

Sustainable business model and institutional capacity developed.

Women's development center established.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide, Dushanbe
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Petrone, Massimo
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
State Executive Authority of Dushanbe City
Timetable
Concept Clearance 17 Dec 2020
Fact Finding 09 Aug 2021 to 23 Aug 2021
MRM 10 Jun 2022
Approval 29 Aug 2022
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Aug 2022

Grant 0841-TAJ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Aug 2022 18 Oct 2022 - 31 Mar 2028 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 42.63 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 38.00 16 Nov 2022 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 4.63 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 16 Nov 2022 0.00 0.00 0%

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
50347-TAJ: Additional Financing for Dushanbe Water Supply and Sanitation Project [OCB/CW/AF-04] Invitation for Bids Closed 06 Jun 2022 01 Aug 2022

Contracts Awarded

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