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Uzbekistan: Urban Services Projects

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53107-001 Status: Approved

Proposed project readiness financing. ADB's experience in Uzbekistan shows that slow project start-up after approval caused mainly by the government's inability to prepare the detailed engineering design (DED) and procurement documents in a timely manner has a negative impact on projects by prolonging implementation, increasing cost, and compromising their impact. The proposed project readiness financing (PRF) is an integral part of ADB's support to the sector. It will support a high level of project readiness by preparing and completing DED, procurement documents, and advance assessment of procurement packages before project approval. The PRF will also strengthen the capacity of project executing and implementing agencies of each ensuing project. The design of the PRF is aligned with ADB's country partnership strategy for Uzbekistan, 2019 2023, and ADB's water and urban operational plans, and environmental operational directions.

Project Details

Project Officer
Jung Ho Kim Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Uzbekistan
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Urban Services Projects
Project Number 53107-001
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 6020-UZB: Project Readiness Financing for Urban Services Projects
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 15.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description Proposed project readiness financing. ADB's experience in Uzbekistan shows that slow project start-up after approval caused mainly by the government's inability to prepare the detailed engineering design (DED) and procurement documents in a timely manner has a negative impact on projects by prolonging implementation, increasing cost, and compromising their impact. The proposed project readiness financing (PRF) is an integral part of ADB's support to the sector. It will support a high level of project readiness by preparing and completing DED, procurement documents, and advance assessment of procurement packages before project approval. The PRF will also strengthen the capacity of project executing and implementing agencies of each ensuing project. The design of the PRF is aligned with ADB's country partnership strategy for Uzbekistan, 2019 2023, and ADB's water and urban operational plans, and environmental operational directions. It also contributes to three of the seven key operational priorities under ADB's Strategy 2030 regarding livable cities, strengthening governance and institutional capacity, and enhancing environmental sustainability.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

A. Rationale

1. Country and sector context. Uzbekistan has one of the fastest-growing economies in Central Asia gross domestic product growth was 5.1% in 2018, and is projected to be 5.0% in 2019 2020. Agriculture plays a significant role, and Uzbekistan is currently the world's fifth largest producer of cotton and a major regional producer of fruits and vegetables. However, with a young and growing population and increasing rural urban migration, urban growth is an important contributor to the country's recent economic achievements.

2. Key urban sector challenges. Rapid urbanization and uncoordinated and financially constrained expansion of cities have placed a heavy burden on the country's aging urban infrastructure, affecting the quality of life, overall attractiveness to investors, and the potential for job creation. Cities are at risk of service delivery failure because of unmanageable growth and limited urban infrastructure, while demand for urban services and infrastructure is increasingly unmet. The issue is further aggravated by (i) the absence of an urbanization policy, strategy, and plans; (ii) rapid urban sprawl with fragmented investments and inefficient service delivery; (iii) weak property laws and regulations; and (iv) low capacity at the city level for urban planning and strategic capital investment. The country needs a national urbanization policy and strategy as well as strategic investments to balance regional development, sustain economic growth, and improve livability for its citizens.

3. Government's approach. As a result of presidential decrees on urbanization, the government established an urbanization agency under the Ministry of Economy and Industry to analyze demographic and economic trends in cities and adjoining areas to (i) identify growth areas, (ii) prepare and implement a national urbanization strategy, (iii) develop a comprehensive program for integrated urban development, (iv) provide a holistic solution to urban sector challenges, (v) improve urban rural linkages, and (vi) promote coordinated urban planning and management in public services. The Asian Development Bank (ADB), in coordination with other development partners, is supporting the agency through advisory and capacity development services provided under a transaction technical assistance (TA) facility to prepare the national urbanization strategy, road map, and master plans and to identify innovative solutions for making cities livable. The transaction TA facility (footnote 7) is also financing feasibility studies and safeguard due diligence for the ensuing projects. Four urban projects are currently identified in ADB's country operations business plan for Uzbekistan, 2019 2021: the Tashkent Province Sewerage Improvement Project, Water Supply and Sanitation Development Program, Integrated Urban Development Project, and Sustainable Solid Waste Management Project.

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, Uzbekistan
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Jung Ho Kim
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"
[email protected]
1, Niyozbek Yuli Str.
Tashkent 100035
Republic of Uzbekistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 31 May 2019
Fact Finding 31 Jan 2019 to 15 Feb 2019
MRM 05 Jul 2019
Approval 20 Sep 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 08 Oct 2019

Loan 6020-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Sep 2019 - - 30 Apr 2025 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 16.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 15.00 20 Sep 2019 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 1.80 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 20 Sep 2019 0.00 0.00 0%

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Title Document Type Document Date
Urban Services Projects: Project Readiness Financing Report Project Readiness Financing Report Oct 2019
Urban Services Projects: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Aug 2019

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
: Project Management, Coordination and Capacity Building Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 15 Jul 2019 18 Aug 2019
Tashkent Province Sewerage Improvement Project (Project 1): Engineering Design, Procurement and Construction Management Firm - Consulting Closed 25 Jun 2019 31 Jul 2019

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.