Kyrgyz Republic: COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54175-001

An emergency assistance loan and grant using streamlined procedures and the one ADB approach is an appropriate modality to respond to the COVID-19 crisis in the Kyrgyz Republic. ADB's 2004 Disaster and Emergency Assistance Policy permits the use of emergency assistance loans and grants in response to health emergencies. The eligibility criteria for emergency assistance have been met as (i) the government has made an official request to ADB for assistance, (ii) the potential impact on economic, social, and governance needs and priorities have been identified, (iii) the event involves significant economic dislocation and the EAL addresses immediate needs (iv) the proposed emergency assistance addresses immediate needs, (v) the UN has not signaled substantial security risks to staff, and (vi) local and development partners are sharing the response burden. The project is aligned with the following impact: Mitigate the impact of COVID-19 outbreak in Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz National Contingency Action Plan).

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Wong, Cebele
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Kyrgyz Republic
  • Sector
    • Health
Project Name COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Project
Project Number 54175-001
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0705-KGZ: COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
Loan 3934-KGZ: COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Health / Disease control of communicable disease - Health sector development and reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description An emergency assistance loan and grant using streamlined procedures and the one ADB approach is an appropriate modality to respond to the COVID-19 crisis in the Kyrgyz Republic. ADB's 2004 Disaster and Emergency Assistance Policy permits the use of emergency assistance loans and grants in response to health emergencies. The eligibility criteria for emergency assistance have been met as (i) the government has made an official request to ADB for assistance, (ii) the potential impact on economic, social, and governance needs and priorities have been identified, (iii) the event involves significant economic dislocation and the EAL addresses immediate needs (iv) the proposed emergency assistance addresses immediate needs, (v) the UN has not signaled substantial security risks to staff, and (vi) local and development partners are sharing the response burden. The project is aligned with the following impact: Mitigate the impact of COVID-19 outbreak in Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz National Contingency Action Plan). The project will have the following outcome: management of persons exposed with COVID-19 improved.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The COVID-19 Pandemic. The Kyrgyz Republic is one of the most open and integrated economies in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) region with a population of more than 6.3 million and estimated gross domestic product (GDP) per capita of $1,280. The Kyrgyz Republic is a landlocked country, which means that transit arrangements with its neighbors will be critical. Kazakhstan, to the northwest, is its second largest export market, its third largest investor, and the country's lifeline for all transit trade through to the Russian Federation, the Middle East, and Europe. The People's Republic of China (PRC), to the east, is its largest investor and a major supplier of food and industrial goods (equipment, textile products, and more), which account for 35.4% of total imports. Regional cooperation is key to the country's economic growth through undertaking cross-border trade (including transit trade) with other countries. The Kyrgyz Republic's openness and integration means it is at high risk of exposure to the pandemic and, through its significant migrant population, highly exposed to cross-border contamination.
Impact

The public health system strengthened (Public Health Protection and Health Care System for 2019 2030)

The effects of COVID-19 pandemic mitigated

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Capacity in health system to mitigate COVID-19 improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Capacity of surveillance and response services to COVID-19 strengthened

Capacity for infection prevention control and quality of care for COVID-19 patients improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
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

All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, amended from time to time). Individual national consultants to be engaged under MOH PIU include (i) health specialist, (ii) biomedical engineer, (iii) civil engineer/environmental safeguards specialist, (iv) monitoring and evaluation expert, (v) procurement specialist and (vi) procurement assistant will be added on as needed basis. Estimated total input will be 120 person-months. Consulting firms will be engaged for special audit, annual audit, and training.

The additional exemptions as endorsed as per ADB's Comprehensive response to the COVID-19 Pandemic shall apply as well.

Procurement

For procurement of goods, works, non-consulting and consulting services in the project, ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time) and associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions shall apply. ADB's 2018 Guidance Note on Procurement for Fragile, Conflict Affected, and Emergency Situations, and the additional exemptions as endorsed as per ADB's Comprehensive response to the COVID-19 Pandemic will apply as well.

ADB will allow advance contracting and retroactive financing.

All advance contracting and retroactive financing will be undertaken in conformity with ADB Procurement Regulations (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time) and associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. The issuance of invitations to bid (or requests for proposals) under advance contracting and retroactive financing will be subject to ADB approval. The borrower/recipient, MOF, MHIF and MOH, have been advised that approval of advance contracting and retroactive financing does not commit ADB to finance the project. Advance contracting is expected for (i) refurbishment of the facility to quarantine treatment centers, (ii) health workers hardship allowance, (iii) procurement of COVID-19 related PPE, tests, other supplies, equipment, and ambulances as agreed between MOH and ADB, (iv) procurement of PIU furniture and equipment and (iv) recruitment of PIU staff.

Responsible ADB Officer Wong, Cebele
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division CWSS
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Health and Social Development
[email protected]
148, Moskovskaya Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720040
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 17 Apr 2020 to 18 Apr 2020
MRM 06 May 2020
Approval 16 Jun 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Jun 2020

Grant 0705-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Jun 2020 16 Jun 2020 26 Aug 2020 30 Jun 2022 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 11.70 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.00 07 Sep 2021 5.51 0.00 55%
Counterpart 1.70 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 07 Sep 2021 5.66 0.00 57%

Loan 3934-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Jun 2020 16 Jun 2020 26 Aug 2020 30 Jun 2022 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 10.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.00 07 Sep 2021 0.86 0.00 9%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 07 Sep 2021 1.37 0.00 14%

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Ciivil Engineer/Enviro nmental Safeguards Specialist for the Southern Region Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Jul 2021 29 Jul 2021
PIU Civil Engineer/Environmental Safeguards Specialist for the Southern Region position Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Jun 2021 18 Jun 2021
Audit Firm Firm - Consulting Closed 29 Jan 2021 12 Feb 2021
Biomedical Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Jan 2021 09 Feb 2021
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Nov 2020 06 Dec 2020
Civil Engineer/Environmental Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Jul 2020 17 Jul 2020
Health Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Jul 2020 17 Jul 2020
Monitoring and Evaluation Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Jul 2020 17 Jul 2020

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found


Procurement Plan