Georgia: Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Development Program

Sovereign Project | 51132-002

The proposed sector development program (the program) supports the government's pursuit of sustainable water supply and sanitation (WSS) sector and state-owned enterprise (SOE). The policy actions under the PBL will strengthen governance and institutions to improve sector performance and financial sustainability, while ensuring funding for basic services during a period of fiscal constraints brought on by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The project will (i) improve water supply systems in Telavi, a strategically important city for job creation and economic growth, (ii) strengthen operation and maintenance (O&M) capacity of the United Water Supply Company of Georgia (UWSCG), and (iii) prepare for national-scale rural WSS investments. The TA will introduce high-level technology into asset management systems to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of O&M and services delivery of water supply in select cities.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Kim, Jung Ho
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Georgia
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Development Program
Project Number 51132-002
Country / Economy Georgia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3982-GEO: Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Development Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 20.00 million
Loan 3985-GEO: Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Development Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 130.00 million
TA 6570-GEO: Supporting High-Level Technology for Asset Management
High Level Technology Fund US$ 225,000.00
Loan: Supporting High-Level Technology for Asset Management
Agence Francaise de Developpement US$ 31.76 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed sector development program (the program) supports the government's pursuit of sustainable water supply and sanitation (WSS) sector and state-owned enterprise (SOE). The policy actions under the PBL will strengthen governance and institutions to improve sector performance and financial sustainability, while ensuring funding for basic services during a period of fiscal constraints brought on by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The project will (i) improve water supply systems in Telavi, a strategically important city for job creation and economic growth, (ii) strengthen operation and maintenance (O&M) capacity of the United Water Supply Company of Georgia (UWSCG), and (iii) prepare for national-scale rural WSS investments. The TA will introduce high-level technology into asset management systems to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of O&M and services delivery of water supply in select cities.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The program is anchored in the government's national strategies and programs. The government is committed to complementing physical investments with structural reforms in the sector to make its investments sustainable and ensure their efficient and optimal use. The program is aligned with the government's wider effort to reform SOEs. The program supports priorities identified in the ADB country partnership strategy 2019-2023 for Georgia, and is listed in the country operations business plan, 2020-2022. It supports six operational priorities under ADB's Strategy 2030, primarily livable cities, climate change, poverty reduction, gender equality, rural development, and governance and institutional capacity.
Impact Living conditions and public health in Georgia improved (Regional Development Program of Georgia (2018-2021)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Performance and financial sustainability of WSS services improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

WSS governance and institutions strengthened

Operational efficiency of WSS services increased

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide, Georgia
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
Business Opportunities
Procurement Procurement under the project component will include goods, works, and nonconsulting and consulting services, and will follow ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated staff instructions.
Responsible ADB Officer Kim, Jung Ho
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
United Water Supply Company of Georgia LLC
Giorgi Koberidze,(Implementing Agency)
[email protected]
76b Vazha Pshavela Ave
0186,Tbilisi,Georgia
Ministry of Finance
Nodar Khaduri
16 Gorgasali St., 0114
Tbilisi
Georgia
Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia
Zurab Alavidze / Irakli Matkava
12 Khazbegi Str. 0160 Tbilisi
Georgia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 01 Jun 2020
Fact Finding 01 Jun 2020 to 12 Jun 2020
MRM 06 Aug 2020
Approval 30 Sep 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2020

Loan 3982-GEO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Sep 2020 15 Oct 2020 05 Jan 2021 30 Jun 2025 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 23.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 20.00 25 Jul 2022 7.39 0.00 40%
Counterpart 3.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 25 Jul 2022 2.84 0.00 15%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory

Loan 3985-GEO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Sep 2020 15 Oct 2020 05 Jan 2021 31 Dec 2021 - 15 Mar 2022
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 130.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 130.00 25 Jul 2022 137.49 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 25 Jul 2022 137.49 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory

TA 6570-GEO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Sep 2020 - 30 Sep 2020 31 Dec 2021 31 Dec 2023 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 25 Jul 2022 31,700.00
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Development Program: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2021) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2022
Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Development Program: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Mar 2022
Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Development Program: Progress Report on Tranche Release (Second Tranche) Progress Reports on Tranche Releases Dec 2021
Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations) for Loan 3982-GEO: Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Development Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Oct 2020
Project Agreement for Loan 3982-GEO: Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Development Project Project/Program Agreements Oct 2020
Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations) for Loan 3985-GEO: Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Development Program Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Oct 2020
Supporting High-Level Technology for Asset Management: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Sep 2020
Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Development Program: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Sep 2020
Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Development Program: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Sep 2020
Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Development Program: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Sep 2020
Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Development Program: Concept paper Concept Papers Jun 2020
Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Development Program: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Jun 2020

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.


Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Loan 3982-GEO: Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Development Program [UWSCG-OCB-TEL-01-2020] Invitation for Bids Closed 09 Oct 2020 20 Nov 2020
Construction Supervision Consultant - Telavi Water Supply Project Firm - Consulting Closed 27 Aug 2020 25 Sep 2020
51132-002: Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Development Program Advance Notice Active 25 Jun 2020

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Rehabilitation and upgrading of Telavi water supply system Loan 3982 28 Sep 2021 China Geo-Engineering Corporation | Building B Yard 92 Xiangshan South Road Haidian District Beijing Ministry of Finance 7,668,381.72 6,402,692.65
Supervision consultants for construction of Telavi water supply system Loan 3982 23 Sep 2021 Temelsu International Engineering Services Inc. in association with Policy and Management Consulting Group | Yildizevler 721. Sk. No. 6 06550 Ankara Ministry of Finance 879,455.29 742,994.20