Kyrgyz Republic: Landslide Risk Management Sector Project

Sovereign Project | 53022-001

This project is ADB's first integrated preemptive landslide risk reduction investment to safeguard rural communities in the Kyrgyz Republic. This innovative project will embed international best practices and advanced technologies for improved risk reduction and monitoring. It will combine engineering and nature-based solutions with community-based planning and capacity building for sustainable long-term landslide safety. The project will reduce the risk to communities and infrastructure from landslide events by: (i) implementing landslide mitigation engineering measures, (ii) improving landslide monitoring systems, and (iii) strengthening capacity for landslide risk management.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Rive, Nathan A.
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Approval Date
    15 July 2021
  • Country
    Kyrgyz Republic
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Landslide Risk Management Sector Project
Project Number 53022-001
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0793-KGZ: Landslide Risk Management Sector Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 23.50 million
Loan 4085-KGZ: Landslide Risk Management Sector Project
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 11.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Land-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

This project is ADB's first integrated preemptive landslide risk reduction investment to safeguard rural communities in the Kyrgyz Republic. This innovative project will embed international best practices and advanced technologies for improved risk reduction and monitoring. It will combine engineering and nature-based solutions with community-based planning and capacity building for sustainable long-term landslide safety. The project will reduce the risk to communities and infrastructure from landslide events by: (i) implementing landslide mitigation engineering measures, (ii) improving landslide monitoring systems, and (iii) strengthening capacity for landslide risk management.

The project is aligned with the following impacts: (i) human and material loss from climate- and geophysical-related disasters reduced, and (ii) level of protection of the population and territories from emergency situations increased for sustainable development. The project will have the following outcome: vulnerability and exposure of communities and infrastructure to landslide events reduced.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Kyrgyz Republic is in a seismically active area with highly variable weather patters and is at a high risk of the impacts of geophysical disasters and climate change. Landslides triggered by snowmelt, precipitation, and seismic activity are a frequent occurrence particularly in the Fergana Valley in the south west of the country. They cause injury and loss of life, damaging infrastructure and settlements, and disrupting basic services, transport, and logistics. Landslides may become more frequent due to earlier snowmelt, melting permafrost, and more intense precipitation events.

The national development program for 2018-2022 includes proactive management of disaster and climate change risks, and reduction of geophysical risks. The Strategy for the Comprehensive Protection of the Population and the Territory of the Kyrgyz Republic from Emergency Situations for 2018-2030 seeks to reduce disaster losses through, among other measures, improved monitoring, forecasting, and construction of protective structures. The Kyrgyz Republic Nationally Determined Contribution to the UNFCCC Paris Agreement includes its intent to prevent climate change related damage and losses to the country.

Impact

Human and material loss from climate- and geophysical-related disasters reduced.

Level of protection of the population and territories from emergency situations increased for sustainable development.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Vulnerability and exposure of communities and infrastructure to landslide events reduced.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Landslide mitigation engineering measures implemented

Systems for on-site and national-level landslide monitoring improved.

Capacity for landslide risk management strengthened.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
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 A consultant firm led by international experts will be recruited to provide expertise that cannot be found in the local market to support implementation of the project. The consulting services are estimated to require 50 person-months of international specialists and 193 person-months of national specialists. The services will cover: overall project management, oversight, and coordination; design and procurement; financial management; monitoring and evaluation; construction supervision; and capacity building. All consultants will be recruited according to Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017 as amended from time to time). The firms will be engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method with a standard quality cost ratio of 90:10.
Procurement

All procurement of goods, works, consulting services, and non-consulting services will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017 as amended from time to time). The project is expected to procure goods, works, and consulting service contract packages.

Before the start of any procurement, ADB and the government will review the public procurement laws of the central and state governments to ensure consistency with ADB's 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 Rive, Nathan A.
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Emergency Situations
Mr. Wickramasinghe
Dishanbinskaya Street, 2/1
Bishkek 720055
Kyrgyz Republic
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 Apr 2019
Fact Finding 01 Dec 2020 to 09 Dec 2020
MRM 12 Apr 2021
Approval 15 Jul 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Jul 2021

Grant 0793-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Jul 2021 16 Sep 2021 - 31 Aug 2028 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 23.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 23.50 18 Nov 2021 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Nov 2021 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 4085-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Jul 2021 16 Sep 2021 31 Dec 2021 31 Aug 2028 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 15.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 11.50 18 Nov 2021 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 4.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Nov 2021 0.00 0.00 0%

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project implementation consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 28 Apr 2021 27 May 2021

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found


Procurement Plan