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Kyrgyz Republic: Climate Change and Disaster-Resilient Water Resources Sector Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51081-002 Status: Approved

The project will strengthen the climate change and disaster resilience of the water sector through: modernized and well-maintained infrastructure, enhanced agricultural and on-farm water management, and improved disaster risk management. The project interventions will be both structural (including civil works and equipment) and non-structural (including capacity building and demonstration activities). The interventions will be focused in the Ferghana Valley in the southwest of the country and the Chui River Basin in the north of the country, which are vulnerable to flooding, landslides (including mudflows), and drought risks that are likely to be exacerbated by climate change.

Project Details

Project Officer
Nathan Rive Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Kyrgyz Republic
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Climate Change and Disaster-Resilient Water Resources Sector Project
Project Number 51081-002
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0632-KGZ: Climate Resilience & Disaster Risk Reduction in Water Resources Management
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 16.80 million
Loan 3746-KGZ: Climate Resilience & Disaster Risk Reduction in Water Resources Management
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 21.80 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural production - Rural flood protection - Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will strengthen the climate change and disaster resilience of the water sector through: modernized and well-maintained infrastructure, enhanced agricultural and on-farm water management, and improved disaster risk management. The project interventions will be both structural (including civil works and equipment) and non-structural (including capacity building and demonstration activities). The interventions will be focused in the Ferghana Valley in the southwest of the country and the Chui River Basin in the north of the country, which are vulnerable to flooding, landslides (including mudflows), and drought risks that are likely to be exacerbated by climate change.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Context of vulnerability. With steep mountain geography and variable weather conditions, the Kyrgyz Republic is highly disaster-prone. Disasters triggered by climatic and geophysical natural hazards are frequent and estimated to cost the country approximately 1%-1.5% of the gross domestic product annually. Much of the population is vulnerable and exposed with limited resources to mitigate and recover from disaster impacts. A primary avenue of this vulnerability is through the water resources sector, including irrigated agriculture. Irrigation is critical for sustained agricultural production in the Kyrgyz Republic, which engages about 30% of the population (including approximately 45% of the lower-income rural population) and contributes about 15% of the GDP.

Government sector strategy. The proposed project is identified as a priority climate adaptation project in the 2017 Kyrgyz Republic Climate Investment Programme. Strengthening resilience to climate change and extreme weather events in water resources management is underpinned by the country's Water Code (2005) and the government's national development, climate change, and sector strategies. The Water Code is the primary water-related legal act and is based on the principles of integrated water resources management, organization of water resources management by river basins, and participation of users in decision-making. The national 'Unity, Trust, Creation' development program (2018-2022) includes proactive management of disaster and climate change risks, and prioritizes construction and rehabilitation of irrigation infrastructure with improved water efficiency. The Strategy for the Comprehensive Protection of the Population and the Territory Of The Kyrgyz Republic From Emergency Situations (2018-2030) seeks to reduce losses due to disasters through among others improved monitoring, forecasting, and construction of protective structures with approximate required funds of 9.8 billion som ($145 million equivalent) for the period 2018-2022. The State Programme on the Development of Irrigation of the Kyrgyz Republic (2017 2026) seeks more productive use of water resources through construction and modernization of infrastructure and introduction of improved technologies, with approximate required funds of 59 billion som ($900 million equivalent).

Impact Losses in the agriculture and water resources sectors from extreme weather events reduced (Intended Nationally Determined Contribution to the UNFCC Paris Agreement and Development Program of the Kyrgyz Republic for 2018-2022)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Climate change and disaster resilience of infrastructure and water security improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Irrigation infrastructure protected and modernized

Irrigation system and agricultural land management enhanced

National disaster risk management capacity improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects A draft initial environmental examination (IEE), including an environmental management plan, has been prepared for the representative sub-project and disclosed on ADB's website. Additional sub-projects will be selected during project implementation and an environmental assessment and review framework has been prepared and disclosed on ADB's website. The executing agencies will rule out civil works and subprojects with significant environmental impacts (only category B and C will be eligible), and an IEE will be performed for each subproject.
Involuntary Resettlement A draft land acquisition and resettlement plan has been prepared for the representative subproject and disclosed on ADB's website. Additional sub-projects will be selected during project implementation and a land acquisition and resettlement framework has been prepared and disclosed on ADB's website. The executing agencies will rule out category A civil works and sub-projects, avoiding land acquisition and minimizing resettlement impacts. Appropriate social safeguards documents will be prepared, approved, and fully implemented before any works commence.
Indigenous Peoples There are no indigenous peoples in the Kyrgyz Republic as defined by ADB's SPS.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The main beneficiaries will be the target communities. The project preparation consultant undertook a stakeholder analysis to identify and confirm the beneficiaries, other stakeholders, and to define roles and responsibilities for strengthening participation in project design and implementation.
During Project Implementation The project will mobilize a participatory planning, design, and management process involving the executing agencies, water user associations, and other key stakeholders to ensure equitable and sustainable outcomes.
Responsible ADB Officer Nathan Rive
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Department of Water Resources and Melioration, Ministry of Agriculture, Food Industry, and Melioration
4-A, Toktonalieva Str., Bishkek, 720025
Kyrgyz Republic
Ministry of Emergency Situations
Dishanbinskaya Street, 2/1
Bishkek 720055
Kyrgyz Republic
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 Sep 2017
Fact Finding 01 Aug 2018 to 10 Aug 2018
MRM 19 Sep 2018
Approval 27 Nov 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Nov 2018

Grant 0632-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Nov 2018 31 Dec 2018 - 30 Sep 2025 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 16.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 16.80 27 Nov 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Nov 2018 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3746-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Nov 2018 31 Dec 2018 - 30 Sep 2025 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 26.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 21.80 27 Nov 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 5.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Nov 2018 0.00 0.00 0%

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Title Document Type Document Date
Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations [Concessional]) for Loan 3746-KGZ: Climate Change and Disaster-Resilient Water Resources Sector Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Dec 2018
Grant Agreement (Special Operations) for Grant 0632-KGZ: Climate Change and Disaster-Resilient Water Resources Sector Project Grant Agreement Dec 2018
Climate Change and Disaster-Resilient Water Resources Sector Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Nov 2018
Climate Change and Disaster-Resilient Water Resources Sector Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2018
Climate Change and Disaster-Resilient Water Resources Sector Project: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Nov 2018
Climate Change and Disaster-Resilient Water Resources Sector Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Oct 2018
Повышение сопротивляемости к изменению климата и снижения риска бедствий в управлении водными ресурсами : Информация о проекте Translated PDS Sep 2017
Суу ресурстарын башкарууда климаттык туруктуулукту бекемдөө жана жаратылыш кырсык тобокелдерин азайтуу : Долбоор жөнүндө маалымат Translated PDS Sep 2017
Climate Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction in Water Resources Management: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Sep 2017

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
Climate Change and Disaster-Resilient Water Resources Sector Project: Pravaya-Vetka Subproject Initial Environmental Examination (Russian translation) Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2018
Climate Change and Disaster-Resilient Water Resources Sector Project: Pravaya-Vetka Subproject Draft Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2018
Climate Change and Disaster-Resilient Water Resources Sector Project: Updated Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Sep 2018
Climate Change and Disaster-Resilient Water Resources Sector Project: Updated Environmental Assessment and Review Framework (Russian translation) Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Sep 2018
Climate Change and Disaster-Resilient Water Resources Sector Project: Pravaya Vetka Irrigation System Subproject - Draft Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Sep 2018
Climate Change and Disaster-Resilient Water Resources Sector Project: Pravaya Vetka Irrigation System Subproject - Draft Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Sep 2018
Climate Change and Disaster-Resilient Water Resources Sector Project: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Aug 2018
Climate Change and Disaster-Resilient Water Resources Sector Project: Land Acquisition and Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Aug 2018
Climate Change and Disaster-Resilient Water Resources Sector Project: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Aug 2018
Climate Change and Disaster-Resilient Water Resources Sector Project: Land Acquisition and Resettlement Framework (Russian version) Resettlement Frameworks Aug 2018
Climate Change and Disaster-Resilient Water Resources Sector Project: Pravaya-Vetka Subproject Draft Initial Environmental Examination (Russian version) Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2018
Climate Change and Disaster-Resilient Water Resources Sector Project: Pravaya-Vetka Subproject Draft Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2018

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project implementation consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 27 Feb 2019 28 Mar 2019

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found