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Kazakhstan: Kazakhstan Urban Infrastructure Modernization Program and Finance Facility

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51365-002 Status: Active

The proposed Kazakhstan Urban Infrastructure Modernization Program and Finance Facility (the Project) is a medium to long-term roadmap to ensure sustainable development and financing of urban infrastructure operationalized through a national level facility Kazakhstan Urban Infrastructure Financing Facility (KUIFF). The proposed Project is a pioneering sustainable urban infrastructure development and financing initiative for Kazakhstan seamlessly integrating the development of a pipeline of financially bankable projects with its downstream financing.

Project Details

Project Officer
Ramola Naik Singru Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Kazakhstan
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Kazakhstan Urban Infrastructure Modernization Program and Finance Facility
Project Number 51365-002
Country Kazakhstan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9462-KAZ: Kazakhstan Urban Infrastructure Modernization Program and Finance Facility
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 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

Finance / Infrastructure finance and investment funds - Money and capital markets

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed Kazakhstan Urban Infrastructure Modernization Program and Finance Facility (the Project) is a medium to long-term roadmap to ensure sustainable development and financing of urban infrastructure operationalized through a national level facility Kazakhstan Urban Infrastructure Financing Facility (KUIFF). The proposed Project is a pioneering sustainable urban infrastructure development and financing initiative for Kazakhstan seamlessly integrating the development of a pipeline of financially bankable projects with its downstream financing. It will (i) serve as an enabler' by providing a slice of concessional revolving finance for the riskiest period (pre-construction) to make projects bankable and revolve' the initial concessional finance into other projects; (ii) use a blended finance leveraging approach to gradually transition projects to bankability without creating a major burden on the end user through sudden shock increases in tariffs and reduce the annual government subsidies needed for operating expenditure or revenue support (opex); (iii) catalyze long term private finance, from many sources including commercial banks, international institutional investors and capital markets ; (iv) improve the creditworthiness of projects/utilities by improving their operational efficiency and financial management; and (v) steadily build a track record of successful projects which are attractive to the private sector.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TRTA will help the government to design the project including (i) conducting the technical, financial, economic, and institutional due diligence for the Kazakhstan Urban Infrastructure Financing Facility (KUIFF); (ii) identifying a pipeline of pilot investment projects and undertaking preliminary technical, financial, economic, social, and environmental viability of these pilot projects; (iii) identifying and designing the associated policy, institutional and legal reforms; and (iv) implementing the KUIFF. TRTA consultants will prepare the project to ensure that the ensuing loan complies with ADB and government requirements.
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 Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The main stakeholders of the proposed program will be the Ministries and agencies at national, provincial, and city level, the related provincial, local governments, and financial institutions. Project design includes stakeholder consultations with these groups to establish social eligibility criteria for subproject selection. Several field visits and consultations have been undertaken. The project will include criteria for stakeholder consultations and other local people, including women and any other collaborating agencies during subproject preparation. Opportunities for involving civil society organizations will be sought during subproject preparation and implementation.
During Project Implementation Consultations will be periodically conducted with stakeholders during implementation. The project will work closely with the Association of vodokanals which represent community and utility interests. Opportunities for involving civil society organizations will be sought during implementation. The views of poor and vulnerable will be included during subproject preparation and implementation. Criteria for stakeholder engagement will be included into the ESMS.The program will involve infrastructure investments across urban, transport, and other sectors that will trigger land acquisition and resettlement resulting physical and/or economic resettlement. A Grievance Redress Mechanism will be established to ensure feedback and response.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage the consultants to implement the TRTA. It is estimated that 44 person-months of international consultants' services and 34 person-months of national consultants' services will be engaged. The multi-disciplinary team of consultants' will have expertise in structured finance, project finance, financial management, urban infrastructure development, economics, law, and social, gender and environmental safeguards for infrastructure projects. Technical and language translators will also be hired. ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Responsible ADB Officer Ramola Naik Singru
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 12 Dec 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2018

TA 9462-KAZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Dec 2017 26 Dec 2017 26 Dec 2017 31 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2020 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 12 Dec 2017 411,231.37

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project Structuring and Financing Specialist Individual - Consulting Active 14 Nov 2019 20 Nov 2019
Wastewater Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Oct 2019 30 Oct 2019
Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Oct 2019 03 Nov 2019
Wastewater Management and Strategy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Oct 2019 14 Oct 2019
Wastewater Process Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Oct 2019 13 Oct 2019
Procurement Specialist (Natl) Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Jul 2018 17 Jul 2018
Urban Economist (Natl) Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Jun 2018 07 Jun 2018
Environmental Safeguards Specialist (Natl) Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Jun 2018 07 Jun 2018
Social Safeguards and Gender Specialist (Natl) Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Jun 2018 07 Jun 2018
Legal Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Feb 2018 15 Feb 2018
Structured Finance and Urban Infrastructure Development Specialist/Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Feb 2018 07 Feb 2018
Social Safeguards and Gender Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Jan 2018 02 Feb 2018
Water Utility Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Jan 2018 02 Feb 2018
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Jan 2018 02 Feb 2018
Urban Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Jan 2018 18 Jan 2018
Legal Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Jan 2018 18 Jan 2018
Urban Infrastructure and Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Jan 2018 18 Jan 2018
Environmental Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Jan 2018 18 Jan 2018
Capital Markets Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Dec 2017 12 Jan 2018
Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Dec 2017 12 Jan 2018
Public-Private Partnership Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Dec 2017 12 Jan 2018
Capital Markets Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Dec 2017 12 Jan 2018
Public-Private Partnership Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Dec 2017 12 Jan 2018
Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Dec 2017 12 Jan 2018

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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