Kyrgyz Republic Water and Wastewater Rehabilitation Framework Extension

Location:

Kyrgyz Republic

Project number:

42521

Business sector:

Municipal and environmental infrastructure

Notice type:

Public

Target board date:

12 May 2011

Status:

Board Approved

PSD disclosed:

18 Jan 2011

Sub-projects signed under this framework

Translated version of this PSD: Russian

Project Description

In 2011 the EBRD established a sovereign framework of up to EUR 20 million to co-finance with international donors priority water and wastewater rehabilitation projects across the Kyrgyz Republic. Under the framework the Bank provides sovereign loans, on-lent or on-granted to participating water companies. The sub-projects address urgently needed water and wastewater infrastructure rehabilitation needs. The original framework is now fully subscribed and the Bank is considering extending the facility with EUR 20 million.

Sub-projects

Sub-projects under the original Framework

  • Osh Water Sub-project (OpID 40752)
  • Jalalabad Water Sub-project (OpID 40753)
  • Karabalta Water Sub-project (OpID 42007)
  • Talas Water and Wastewater Sub-project (OpID 43256)
  • Kant Water Sub-project (OpID 43465)
  • Tokmok Water Sub-project (OpID 44828)
  • Naryn Water Sub-project (OpID 45358)
  • Batken Water Sub-project (OpID 45160)
  • Osh Water II Sub-project (OpID 45039)

Sub-projects under the Framework Extension

  • Kara-suu Sub-project (OpID 46345)
  • Cholpon-Ata Sub-project (OpID 45756)
  • Uzgen Sub-project (OpID 46705)
  • Kizyl-Kiya Sub-project (OpID 46634)
  • Toktogul Sub-project (OpID 47025)
  • Balykchi Sub-project (OpId 45814)
  • Maili-suu Sub-project (OpID  47608)

Unallocated: improvement of municipal water services in cities to be identified.

Transition Impact

Transition Impact of the extended framework would be:

  • Access to basic public utilities;
  • Introduction of tariff reform within affordability limits including support to low income groups;
  • Increased collection rates (possibility with the establishment of the integrated utility bill collection system);
  • Establishment of the contractual arrangement between the cities and the companies;
  • Improving operational and financial management of the water companies involved (including a community based shareholder participation programme, preparation and publication of IFRS and business plan, training on procurement, etc). 

The Client

Government of the Kyrgyz Republic

EBRD Finance

The EBRD loans under the extended framework would be provided to the Kyrgyz Republic and on-lent or on-granted to participating cities for the benefit of participating water companies.

Project Cost

Framework extension: EUR 20 m to be co-financed by international donors. The sub-project cost for each individual city to be determined.

Environmental Impact

The Framework includes municipal projects that will facilitate critical improvements in selected water supply and wastewater treatment services in several cities across Kyrgyzstan. The projects under the Framework will help to reduce the environmental and health hazards posed by unreliable water supply and inadequate quality of the wastewater treatment, improve resilience to climate change, and overall enhance the quality and reliability of the key municipal services. The Environmental and Social Due Diligence (“ESDD”) for each project will be carried out by independent consultants as part of the Feasibility Study and will include at a minimum an assessment of potential Environmental and Social (“E&S”) impacts and benefits, and an E&S audit of the management systems, operations and facilities of each participating City to help structure the projects. The ESDD will also need to ascertain whether the proposed investments will suffice to bring drinking water quality and wastewater discharge levels in compliance with EU standards. Separate PSDs for each sub-project will be disclosed once the results of ESDD for these sub-projects become available.

Technical Cooperation

Pre-signing for each sub-project

  • A Feasibility Study for each sub-project covering: Preparation of a financial, technical, environmental feasibility study for the project, including an economic rate of return analysis of the proposed investment, operational review and recommendations for improvements, a brief municipal credit update, and an Environmental and Social Action Plan.

Post Loan Signing for each sub-project

  • Project Implementation Support. International consultants to assist the project implementation unit with engineering design, procurement, preparation and evaluation of tenders, contract award and administration, financial control, project management and reporting.
     
  • Corporate Development and Stakeholder Participation Programme to

    (i) support institutional development in form of operational improvements and financial improvements to secure sustainability of the water utilities, and
    (ii) implement a Stakeholder Participation Programme.
     
 

Business opportunities

For business opportunities or procurement, contact the client company.

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Email: procurement@ebrd.com

General enquiries

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