Kyrgyz Republic : Issyk-Kul Environmental Management and Sustainable Tourism Development Project

Sovereign Project | 55250-001

The Issyk-Kul Environmental Management and Sustainable Tourism Development Project will: (i) improve public and environmental health conditions of the Issyk-Kul Lake area by supporting sanitation and environmental services in Cholpon-Ata; (ii) enhance livability and tourism by developing green, climate-resilient, safe, and inclusive spaces, including universal access for people with disabilities and the elderly; and (iii) boost economic recovery post coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic through promotion of inclusive and sustainable tourism development. The project will also contribute to increasing women's access to work, with positive spillover to the overall Issyk-Kul Lake area and the Almaty-Bishkek Economic Corridor (ABEC) region.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Petrone, Massimo
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Kyrgyz Republic
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Issyk-Kul Environmental Management and Sustainable Tourism Development Project
Project Number 55250-001
Country / Economy Kyrgyz Republic
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Issyk-Kul Environmental Management for Sustainable Tourism Development Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 31.00 million
Loan: Issyk-Kul Environmental Management for Sustainable Tourism Development Project
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 25.00 million
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP4: Making cities more livable
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade / Small and medium enterprise development - Trade and services

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services - Renovation and protection of cultural heritage - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban sewerage - Urban solid waste management

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The Issyk-Kul Environmental Management and Sustainable Tourism Development Project will: (i) improve public and environmental health conditions of the Issyk-Kul Lake area by supporting sanitation and environmental services in Cholpon-Ata; (ii) enhance livability and tourism by developing green, climate-resilient, safe, and inclusive spaces, including universal access for people with disabilities and the elderly; and (iii) boost economic recovery post coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic through promotion of inclusive and sustainable tourism development. The project will also contribute to increasing women's access to work, with positive spillover to the overall Issyk-Kul Lake area and the Almaty-Bishkek Economic Corridor (ABEC) region.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project builds upon ongoing efforts of the ADB funded Issyk-Kul Wastewater Management Project which is improving the wastewater services in two lakeshore cities of Issyk-Kul Lake, Balykchy and Karakol, with the primary objective of reducing the water lake pollution. Similarly, the project will address the environmental degradation of the lake and pollution of the area, by shifting from previous narrow sector focus to a more holistic approach, which integrates environmental improvements with tourism facilities and livable cities infrastructure (indicated in the Almaty Bishkek Economic Corridor [ABEC] Tourism Master Plan in Cholpon-Ata). The project then will support: (i) the rehabilitation of wastewater treatment plant and the primary pumping stations in Cholpon-Ata; and (ii) the upgrading of the touristic spots and areas by providing quality access, public utilities and safety upgrades such as signage, fencing, last-mile water and electricity provision, drainage, streetlights, gender-sensitive public toilets, solid waste management, and improvement of waste and wastewater management at tourism sites and for hotels and guest houses. In addition, all the tourism infrastructure that have been identified in the ABEC tourism Master Plan such as walkways, cycle paths, park development, and conservation of natural and cultural areas, visitor centers, and others are proposed to be implemented under the project. The project will provide support to both executing agency and implementing agency and other relevant national agencies and departments to (i) strengthen the capacity of staff on tourism policy and planning, and O&M practices for the environmental facilities; (ii) establish a women's training program to support women's empowerment and education training in tourism industry and (iii) support for the micro, small, and medium enterprise development.
Impact

Sustainable, balanced, and diversified economic development improved with focus on innovation and environmentally friendly technologies. (National Development Strategy 2040).

Outcome

Sustainable and gender-inclusive tourism in Cholpon-Ata developed and environmental management enhanced.

Outputs

Climate resilient wastewater infrastructure rehabilitated

Environmental management and services improved.

Sustainable tourism infrastructure and services developed.

Inclusive tourism planning and environmental management capacity developed, and MSMEs supported.

Geographical Location Issyk-Kul
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 The project includes consulting services for (i) project management and construction supervision; (ii) institutional reform, OHRD and capacity building of Cholpon-Ata vodokanal; and (iii) tourism strategy and action plan for Cholpon-Ata. Procurement of consulting services will follow the ADB Procurement Policy: Goods, Works, Non-consulting and Consulting Services (2017, as amended from time to time) and the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers: Goods, Works, Non-consulting and Consulting Services (2017, as amended from time to time). The consultants will be selected and engaged through the quality- and cost-based selection method (QCBS) with a quality to cost ratio of 90:10% using the full technical proposal procedure.
Procurement Procurement capacity assessment of the IA has been undertaken and included as a linked document. Based on the findings of the assessment, the thresholds for procurement of goods and works as well as consulting services have been defined, and the degree of ADB oversight (prior and post review) has been recommended. These are set forth in the underlying procurement plan. All contracts will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Policy: Goods, Works, Non-consulting and Consulting Services (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers: Goods, Works, Non-consulting and Consulting Services (2017, as amended from time to time). The main procurement will be civil works, including : (i) construction of a new Wastewater Treatment Plant and associated rising mains; (ii) rehabilitation of pumping stations and construction of associated rising mains; (iii) extension of the existing sewerage network to additional residential and resort areas; (iv) construction of museum, tourism information center and unmanned information points; (v) construction of boardwalk, and green corridor bike trail and walking path with universal access; (vi) rehabilitation and valorization of archeological heritage site; (vii) redevelopment and protection of public parks and natural park area (wetland); (viii) provision of service stop with power, water sewerage services and solid waste management along boardwalk and at national park, museum and petroglyph visitors center; (ix) construction of gender-sensitive toilet blocks with universal access for persons with disabilities at service stops; (x) installation of sanitary solid waste collection facilities (collection stations and containers) and solar lighting provided along boardwalk and pathways and at service stops locations; (xii) upgrading of public utilities (water supply and electricity provision, others) and safety upgrades (fencing, streetlights, others), and improved access for persons with disabilities at tourism sites.
Responsible ADB Officer Petrone, Massimo
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Water and Urban Development Sector Office (SG-WUD)
Executing Agencies
State Agency for Architecture, Construction, Housing and Communal Services under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic
Timetable
Concept Clearance 02 Dec 2021
Fact Finding 25 Jul 2022 to 29 Jul 2022
MRM 08 Nov 2022
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 02 Dec 2021

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Title Document Type Document Date
Issyk-Kul Environmental Management and Sustainable Tourism Development Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Nov 2021

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
55250-KGZ: Issyk-Kul Environmental Management and Sustainable Tourism Development Project Advance Notice Active

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