Translated version of this PSD: Russian
The provision of a sovereign loan of up to US$ 200 million (€177 million) to the Republic of Uzbekistan to finance the modernisation of pumping stations used for irrigation water conveyance ("IWC") and other related infrastructure across the country (the "Project").
The Project is expected to enhance the resilience to climate change by improving energy and water efficiency in the national IWC system.
The Project is expected to contribute to the Green and Inclusive qualities. The rehabilitation of pumping stations is expected to reduce water losses and enhance energy efficiency. The Project will promote women's economic inclusion through increased employment, skills training, and entrepreneurship opportunities as well as enhanced and equitable access to water services. The Well-governed quality will also be explored during due diligence.
Ministry of Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan
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Environmental and Social Summary
Categorised B under the 2014 ESP. Key Environmental and Social ("E&S") impacts/risks associated with the rehabilitation of pumping stations include sustainable water abstraction and use, potential land acquisition and access, labour issues, E&S capacity, impacts from associated facilities and construction-related health and safety risks. E&S due diligence will be undertaken by an independent consultant and will include an E&S audit of selected pumping stations, an E&S analysis of the investment programme, engagement with key stakeholders as well as a comprehensive review of the newly-established implementing agency's E&S practices and management systems.
TC 1: Technical, financial, environmental and social due diligence. The assignment's cost is up to €475,000, to be financed by an international donor or the SSF.
TC 2: Interim Procurement Support. The assignment's cost is up to €20,000, proposed to be financed by the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund (SSF).
TC 3: Capacity Building and Tariff Introduction Programme. The assignment's cost is up to €300,000, to be financed by an international donor or the SSF.
TC 4: Gender component - Women's Economic Inclusion. The assignment's cost is up to €300,000, to be financed by an international donor or the SSF.
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