51240-001: Second Tashkent Province Water Supply Development Project | Asian Development Bank

Uzbekistan: Second Tashkent Province Water Supply Development Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51240-001 Status: Proposed

The districts of Yangiyul and Chinaz, the two districts of Tashkent Province targeted by this project, typify these constraints. Yangiyul district's groundwater-sourced water supply systems are severely dilapidated: three of its five primary systems operate below 50% capacity, and an estimated 70% of pumping equipment installed in its 20 smaller systems needs to be replaced. A significant proportion of the Chinaz water supply system is also obsolete, with sections of its distribution mains and branches having not been operational for many years. Although urban areas in Chinaz reportedly enjoy adequate water availability, other areas suffer from water rationing.

The proposed project, which is a second and integral phase of the original project, will revitalize the water supply systems of the other two districts of the Kadiyra regional

Project Details

Project Officer
Zhang, Hao Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Uzbekistan
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Second Tashkent Province Water Supply Development Project
Project Number 51240-001
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Second Tashkent Province Water Supply Development Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 143.00 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

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The districts of Yangiyul and Chinaz, the two districts of Tashkent Province targeted by this project, typify these constraints. Yangiyul district's groundwater-sourced water supply systems are severely dilapidated: three of its five primary systems operate below 50% capacity, and an estimated 70% of pumping equipment installed in its 20 smaller systems needs to be replaced. A significant proportion of the Chinaz water supply system is also obsolete, with sections of its distribution mains and branches having not been operational for many years. Although urban areas in Chinaz reportedly enjoy adequate water availability, other areas suffer from water rationing.

The proposed project, which is a second and integral phase of the original project, will revitalize the water supply systems of the other two districts of the Kadiyra regional

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Uzbekistan is one of Central Asia''s fastest growing economies, growing at or above 7% annually over the past 5 years. Its largest urban agglomeration is Tashkent Province, which is expanding at a rate of 1.3% annually, and notably along its southwestern corridor. Despite this strong growth however, urban service deficiencies pervade the province, particularly in water supply and sanitation (WSS). Much of the province's water supply infrastructure is dilapidated, resulting in service unreliability, high leakage losses and heightened pollution risks. Water supplies are therefore often irregular, intermittent and of poor quality. Water availability is as low as two hours per day in certain areas, forcing consumers to seek alternative water supplies.

Historically, the WSS regulatory framework has been largely dysfunctional, utility performance marginal, and sector planning and coordination capabilities weak. Acute funding constraints for capital investments and operation and maintenance (O&M) have significantly impacted the sector. WSS service inequalities exist, particularly between urban and rural areas, and stakeholder involvement has been limited. These deficiencies severely constrain WSS service delivery throughout the province, resulting in deteriorating health conditions, water access inequalities, and constrained economic growth.

Impact Living standards, health and economy in the Chinaz and Yangiyul districts of Tashkent Province improved
Outcome Improved and expanded access to climate resilient, reliable and affordable water supply services in the Chinaz and Yangiyul districts of Tashkent Province.
Outputs

Water supply system rehabilitated and operational in the Chinaz and Yangiyul districts.

Efficiency and sustainability of TPS and its Chinaz and Yangiyul district branches improved

Geographical Location Chinoz, Yangiyul
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
Consulting Services To support project readiness and facilitate timely implementation, advance contracting will be considered for certain preliminary, eligible expenditures, potentially including the recruitment of design engineering and project implementation support consultants. Advertisement of the latter will precede the ADB quality assurance meeting, wherever possible.
Procurement Procurement activities will include civil works, equipment, and consulting service contracts. Procurement (including consulting services) to be financed by ADB will follow ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Zhang, Hao
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Agency "Kommunkhizmat" (CSA) formerly Uzbekistan Communal Services Agency "Uzkommunkhizmat"
1, Niyozbek Yuli Str.
Tashkent 100035
Republic of Uzbekistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 Nov 2017
Fact Finding 14 May 2018 to 25 May 2018
MRM 14 Jun 2018
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Nov 2017

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