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Uzbekistan: Power Sector Reform Program (Subprogram 1)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54269-001 Status: Active

The proposed Power Sector Reform Program will support Uzbekistan''s reforms aimed at restructuring the power industry to to enable competition and creating conducive environment private investment in the sector. These measures will improve the sector's financial sustainability and ensure adequate and timely investment in critical infrastructure, which will help reboot economic growth and bring new employment opportunities when recovering from the pandemic crisis. The program will place the clean energy transition at the center of reforms and accelerate modern reliable and clean energy infrastructure to put greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into structural decline. The program will support the government''s ultimate objectives of improving the quality of people''s lives and creating jobs by developing a robust private sector, fully aligned with the Asian Development Bank''s (ADB) country partnership strategy for 2019 -2023 for Uzbekistan.

Project Details

Project Officer
Kim, Seung Duck Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Uzbekistan
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Power Sector Reform Program (Subprogram 1)
Project Number 54269-001
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3980-UZB: Power Sector Reform Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 200.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The proposed Power Sector Reform Program will support Uzbekistan''s reforms aimed at restructuring the power industry to to enable competition and creating conducive environment private investment in the sector. These measures will improve the sector's financial sustainability and ensure adequate and timely investment in critical infrastructure, which will help reboot economic growth and bring new employment opportunities when recovering from the pandemic crisis. The program will place the clean energy transition at the center of reforms and accelerate modern reliable and clean energy infrastructure to put greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into structural decline. The program will support the government''s ultimate objectives of improving the quality of people''s lives and creating jobs by developing a robust private sector, fully aligned with the Asian Development Bank''s (ADB) country partnership strategy for 2019 -2023 for Uzbekistan.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The programmatic approach comprising two subprograms will be implemented in 2020- 2022. The program is developed in close coordination with the key development partners and cofinanced with Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD). The program is aligned with operational priorities 2 (accelerating gender progress), 3 (tackling climate change) and 6 (strengthening governance and institutional capacity) of ADB's Strategy 2030.
Impact Sustainable, inclusive, and market-led power sector development facilitated
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Environment conducive to private investment and sector sustainability improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Power sector restructured and regulation strengthened

Sector financial sustainability improved

Power sector carbon intensity reduced

Demand-side energy efficiency increased

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 The government has assured ADB that implementation of the program shall conform to all applicable ADB policies including those concerning anticorruption measures, safeguards, gender, procurement, consulting services, and disbursement as described in detail in the loan agreement.
Procurement The government has assured ADB that implementation of the program shall conform to all applicable ADB policies including those concerning anticorruption measures, safeguards, gender, procurement, consulting services, and disbursement as described in detail in the loan agreement.
Responsible ADB Officer Kim, Seung Duck
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
5 Mustaqiliik Square
Tashkent 100008
Republic of Uzbekistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 23 Jul 2020
Fact Finding 13 Jul 2020 to 17 Jul 2020
MRM 07 Aug 2020
Approval 28 Sep 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2020

Loan 3980-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Sep 2020 10 Nov 2020 01 Dec 2020 26 Feb 2021 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 200.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 200.00 28 Sep 2020 200.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 28 Sep 2020 200.00 0.00 100%

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