Climate Resilience Water Supply Project

Location:

Uzbekistan

Project number:

50996

Business sector:

Municipal and environmental infrastructure

Notice type:

Public

Environmental category:

B

Status:

Concept Reviewed

PSD disclosed:

20 Sep 2019

Translated version of this PSD: Russian

Project Description

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").

Project Objectives

The Project is expected to enhance the resilience to climate change by improving energy and water efficiency in the national IWC system.

Transition Impact

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.

Client Information

UZBEKISTAN SOVEREIGN

Ministry of Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan

EBRD Finance Summary

USD 200,000,000.00

Total Project Cost

USD 400,000,000.00

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.

Technical Cooperation

Pre-signing:

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).

Post-signing:

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.

Company Contact Information

Muzaffar Shomayramov
nasos@minwater.uz
+99871-237-14-77
+99871-237-09-26
http://water.gov.uz

Business opportunities

For business opportunities or procurement, contact the client company.

For state-sector projects, visit EBRD Procurement: Tel: +44 20 7338 6794
Email: procurement@ebrd.com

General enquiries

EBRD project enquiries not related to procurement:
Tel: +44 20 7338 7168
Email: projectenquiries@ebrd.com

Public Information Policy (PIP)

The PIP sets out how the EBRD discloses information and consults with its stakeholders so as to promote better awareness and understanding of its strategies, policies and operations. Please visit the Public Information Policy page below to find out how to request a Public Sector Board Report.
Text of the PIP

Project Complaint Mechanism (PCM)

The Project Complaint Mechanism (PCM) is the EBRD's accountability mechanism. It provides an opportunity for an independent review of complaints from individuals and organisations concerning EBRD-financed projects which are alleged to have caused, or are likely to cause, environmental and/or social harm.

Please visit the Project Complaint Mechanism page to find information about how to submit a complaint. The PCM Officer (pcm@ebrd.com) is available to answer any questions you may have regarding the submission of a complaint and criteria for registration and eligibility, in accordance with the PCM Rules of Procedure.