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 project will support the Government of Uzbekistan in the rehabilitation and expansion of a regional water supply system located in the Yangiyul and Chinaz districts of Tashkent Province. Responding directly to the needs of the population in the project area, it will upgrade and expand existing water supply networks, provide potable water services, improve sanitation, and build institutional capacity in the province's water supply and wastewater utility.

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$ 105.30 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 / Other urban services - Urban sanitation - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will support the Government of Uzbekistan in the rehabilitation and expansion of a regional water supply system located in the Yangiyul and Chinaz districts of Tashkent Province. Responding directly to the needs of the population in the project area, it will upgrade and expand existing water supply networks, provide potable water services, improve sanitation, and build institutional capacity in the province's water supply and wastewater utility.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Uzbekistan is one of Central Asia's fastest growing economies. The nation's primary economic driver is Tashkent Province, the largest urban agglomeration and most economically advanced region. The province is endowed with natural resources and vibrant industries, and together with Tashkent City, the nation's capital, generates almost 25% of the nation's gross domestic product. Instrumental to the province's future growth is the continued development of its southwestern economic corridor, which extends along primary road and rail arteries that link Tashkent City with towns and cities to the southwest. The project's two contiguous districts of Yangiyul and Chinaz, located between 20 kilometers (km) and 60 km to the southwest of Tashkent City, are integral districts within this corridor.

Despite its strong economic growth potential, the province suffers from pervasive urban service limitations, primarily in water supply and sanitation (WSS). Much of its Soviet-era WSS infrastructure has deteriorated, resulting in unreliable services, high leakages and elevated pollution risks. Over time, many WSS utilities became almost bankrupt, with obsolete and decrepit asset bases, unsustainable modes of operation, and limited capacity to attract investment.

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

Vu-1 regional water supply system improved.

Institutional capacity strengthened.

Geographical Location Chinoz, Yangiyul
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Project impacts are expected to be limited in magnitude and of short-duration, mostly related to the construction and rehabilitation of the groundwater wellfield, distribution centers, transmission trunks and distribution networks. These impacts include the generation of dust, noise, hazardous solid wastes, labor and public safety, temporary access blockages, traffic disturbances, and construction material production and transportation. Mitigation measures to address construction and operational impacts are in the environmental management plan (EMP) that forms part of the initial environmental examination (IEE). The IEE has been disclosed on the ADB website on 30 August 2018. Six meetings of public consultation were conducted in the project districts.
Involuntary Resettlement The project will require the permanent acquisition of 4 hectare (ha) of land, 3.3 ha of which is arable/crop cultivation land, and 0.7 ha which is orchard/garden land. Similarly, 22.6 ha of land is likely to be impacted temporarily due to the construction of transmission mains/trunk lines, of which 20.66 ha is arable/crop cultivation land and 1.94 ha is classified as orchard/garden land. The census carried out during project preparation identified approximately 68 affected households nine with permanent impact and 59 with temporary impact. Out of the 68 affected households, 1 household (12 members) will experience severe impact on their livelihood due to loss of 16% of productive assets, and 5 households were found to belong to vulnerable groups.
Indigenous Peoples There are no indigenous peoples, as defined in ADB's SPS 2009, in the project area.
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 "Kommunhizmat" (CSA) formerly Uzbekistan Communal Services Agency "Uzkommunkhizmat"
1, Niyozbek Yuli Str.
Tashkent 100035
Republic of Uzbekistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 Nov 2017
Fact Finding 05 Jun 2018 to 19 Jun 2018
MRM 11 Sep 2018
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2018

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