Khujand Solid Waste Sub-project

Location:

Tajikistan

Project number:

47477

Business sector:

Municipal and environmental infrastructure

Notice type:

Public

Environmental category:

B

Target board date:

03 May 2016

Status:

Signed

PSD disclosed:

04 Nov 2015

Translated version of this PSD: Russian

Project Description

EBRD is providing support to the Khujand Solid Waste sub-Project (Phase II) under Tajikistan Solid Waste Framework (the Project). The proposed transaction builds upon the achievements of the Khujand Solid Waste Management Project (OpId 41769) (Phase I). Phase I was signed in November 2011 and now close to being completed.

For Phase II EBRD is planning to provide a loan of up to US$ 2.5 million to the State Unitary Enterprise Khizmatrasonii Naqliyoti Sanitari, a solid waste management Company in the city of Khujand (the Company). The Republic of Tajikistan will provide a sovereign guarantee and the city of Khujand, as owner of the Company, will sign a Project Support Agreement with the Bank and the Company. EBRD will also seek an investment grant from an international donor of US$ 2.5 million to facilitate the implementation of the Project.

The proceeds of the Loan and the Grant will be used for the (i) construction of a modern integrated solid waste treatment facility (the Facility), (ii) further improvements at the City landfill, (iii) rehabilitation of the remaining waste collection points in Khujand, and (iv) procurement of waste collection containers and machinery and equipment.

The key benefits of the Project are better service and environmental standards due to the: (i) timely and reliable waste collection and transportation operations, (ii) reduced landfilling, (iii) lower CO2 and methane emissions, and (iv) introduction of appropriate standards for re-use and recovery of resources.

Project Objectives

The key benefits of the Project are better service and environmental standards due to the: (i) timely and reliable waste collection and transportation operations, (ii) reduced landfilling, (iii) lower CO2 and methane emissions, and (iv) introduction of appropriate standards for re-use and recovery of resources.

Transition Impact

Transition Impact of the project would be:

  • Demonstration effect by introduction of separation and recycling;
  • Frameworks for markets though further development of tariff methodology, improvements in collection rates and financial management (including accounting and reporting);
  • Improved standards for corporate governance and business conduct through promoting of development of better public awareness on the benefits of waste recycling and separation through the implementation of the stakeholders participation programme.

Client Information

KHIZMATRASONII NAQLIYOTI SANITARI
A state-owned municipal solid waste management Company in the city of Khujand.

EBRD Finance Summary

US$ 2,500,000.00
A sovereign guaranteed loan to the Company.

Total Project Cost

USD$5,710,000.00

The total project cost includes technical cooperation support. EBRD will seek to co-finance the Project with an investment grant from an international donor.

Environmental and Social Summary

The proposed project has been categorised B in accordance with the 2014 EBRD Environmental and Social (E&S) Policy, as the potential impacts are expected to be site specific and readily identifiable and addressed through mitigation measures.

The environmental and social due diligence for the project, which is ongoing, includes an independent third party environmental and social audit to assess the Client's management capacity and systems to manage environment, health, safety and labour issues in its operations and an analysis of the potential (future) E&S impacts and benefits. It will also assess the Client's ability to carry out the Project in compliance with the Bank's Performance Requirements.

An Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) will be prepared for the Project. As part of ESAP, a Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP) will include a grievance mechanism and information on environmental and social performance and a summary of the agreed Action Plan to be released to the Project stakeholders.

This PSD will be updated when the results of due diligence are known.

Technical Cooperation

The following technical co-operation (TC) assignments are included in the Project:

1. Feasibility Study: a financial, technical and environmental and social due diligence aimed at improving solid waste management services. US$ 165,000, financed by the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund (SSF).

2. Project Implementation Support: to assist the Company with the project implementation, engineering design, procurement, project management and reporting. US$ 325,000, proposed to be financed by an international donor, the SSF or the EBRD Early Transition Countries (ETC) Fund.

3. Corporate Development and Stakeholder Participation Programme: to support the Company with institutional development to improve its financial and opertation performance. US$ 220,000, proposed to be financed by an international donor, the SSF or the ETC Fund.

Company Contact Information

Mr Kalandarov I., General Director

servic.khujand@gmail.com

+992 3422 6 18 53

R.Nabiev avenue 195,
Khujand,
Republic of Tajikistan

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