51240-002: Second Tashkent Province Water Supply Development Project | Asian Development Bank

Uzbekistan: Second Tashkent Province Water Supply Development Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51240-002 Status: Active

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.

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 51240-002
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9422-UZB: Second Tashkent Province Water Supply Development Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
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 water supply system, namely the districts of Chinaz and Yangiyul. Together, both projects will therefore provide reliable and sustainable water supply services along the entire economic growth corridor, which has been prioritized for water supply improvements due to its economic importance, proximity to regional water sources, and poor WSS standards. In addition, the proposed project will provide supplemental capacity support to further increase the sustainability of the TPS. A KSTA, to be financed by the PRC Fund, will also support the strengthening of policy and planning in the WSS sector.

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
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Chinoz, Yangiyul
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

Consultants will be recruited through output-based contracts to implement the TRTA. ADB will engage the individual consultants in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the associated Project Administration Instructions/TA Staff Instructions.

It is expected that 18 person-months of international and 20 person-months of national consultants are required. In view of the business environment and following the previous project practice, all consultants will be recruited individually to prepare documents for technical feasibility, financial and economic viability, safeguards and capacity assessment and strengthening.

Procurement Any equipment purchased under the TRTA project will be turned over to the CSA at the completion of the TRTA.
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
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 09 Nov 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Nov 2017

TA 9422-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Nov 2017 28 Nov 2017 28 Nov 2017 30 Sep 2019 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 09 Nov 2017 0.00

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