Kyrgyz Republic: New Water Intake to the City of Osh

Sovereign Project | 52256-010

The activity under the facility will support the development of an additional water intake for the city of Osh. Existing intake was completed in September 2016 under the Emergency Assistance for Recovery and Reconstruction project, but was not enough to cope with the needed demand in clean and uninterrupted water supply during rainy season and related high water turbidity. The new water unit will be located upstream of the existing one, in a section of the river that will not be affected by the torrential rains that cause the water turbidity on the existing intake, provide 400,000 people with access to safe, clean and reliable water supply. The activity will improve the development impact and sustainability of the project.

Project Name New Water Intake to the City of Osh
Project Number 52256-010
Country / Economy Kyrgyz Republic
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: New Water Intake to the City of Osh
Asian Development Fund US$ 3.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The activity under the facility will support the development of an additional water intake for the city of Osh. Existing intake was completed in September 2016 under the Emergency Assistance for Recovery and Reconstruction project, but was not enough to cope with the needed demand in clean and uninterrupted water supply during rainy season and related high water turbidity. The new water unit will be located upstream of the existing one, in a section of the river that will not be affected by the torrential rains that cause the water turbidity on the existing intake, provide 400,000 people with access to safe, clean and reliable water supply. The activity will improve the development impact and sustainability of the project.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact
Outcome
Outputs
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects An environmental assessment and review framework (EARF) have been prepared for the facility in accordance with ADB's Safeguards Policy Statement 2009 (ADB SPS 2009) to guide the preparation of environmental assessment reports (i.e., initial environmental examination (IEE)). Activity 5 subgrant of the project covering the New Water Intake and water mains to the City of Osh is category B for environment, this categorization is based mainly on the fact that the project will likely have localized and site-specific impacts to physical and biological characteristics of the environment and that most of the impacts to the human environment can be adequately managed or mitigated by the management plans provided by this report. Public consultations are planned to be conducted in Q3 2022, and the findings added to the IEE. Project impacts during construction are expected to be site-specific and temporary and related to the construction activities. Expected impacts include, among others, noise, dust, and exhaust emissions from equipment and construction vehicles, impacts on the river and surface water, waste management, occupational health and safety, community health and safety, construction traffic. During operation phase, potential impacts are related to limited local capacity to maintain functionality of the components, with expected positive impacts due to the rehabilitation works. Adequate mitigation measures are included as part of the assessment, and will be implemented through, the environmental management plan (EMP) and site-specific environmental management plans (SEMP).
Involuntary Resettlement A land acquisition and resettlement framework has been prepared for the facility subsequent activities in accordance with the SPS. The SEFF will include consulting services, implementation and upgrading or rehabilitation works within existing facilities. They are expected to involve physical and economic displacement. For the fifth, minor land acquisition and involuntary resettlement is envisaged, but no household will experience severe impact on their livelihood and no household was found to belong to vulnerable groups.
Indigenous Peoples NA
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Amanova, Ainagul
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Kyrgyz Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Public Debt Department Room 500
58 Erkindik Boulevard
Bishkek 720040, Kyrgzy Republic
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 20 Sep 2022
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 12 Aug 2022

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Title Document Type Document Date
New Water Intake to the City of Osh: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2022

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