Translated version of this PSD: Russian
The EBRD is considering financing a programme of priority capital investments to improve the solid waste management services in Nurek city, Tajikistan.
Proceeds from this transaction will (i) improve landfill sanitary and operating standards and (ii) increase efficiency/coverage of solid waste collection and transportation in the city.
The Bank will closely monitor the success of the project. It is proposed that the following indicators will be monitored before and after the project implementation:
- Population with improved solid waste management services, measured by the number of households with improved solid waste management services multiplied by the average household size.
- Implementation of the financial and operational targets through technical assistance.
- Covenanted collection rates achieved.
The proposed sovereign guaranteed loan to a solid waste company of Nurek aims at the following:
(i) Consolidation of solid waste activities under one company;
(ii) The signing of a Public Service Contract;
(iii) Tariff reform (i.e., adoption of cost recovery principle, tariff increases to operational cost recovery, etc.); and
(iv) Capacity building for the company (e.g., preparation of a Corporate Development Programme).
Newly created, municipality-owned solid waste company in the city of Nurek.
The EBRD will provide a sovereign guaranteed loan of up to USD 2 million to the client.
The project will be co-financed by an investment grant from an international donor.
Up to USD 5.3 million including investment and technical cooperation grants.
Environmental ImpactThe project has been categorised B in accordance with the Bank's 2008 Environmental and Social Policy, following an Initial Environmental and Social Examination (IESE). The IESE was carried out through the review of the results of the site visit and review of existing documents by independent consultants, which confirmed that the potential adverse impacts from the proposed development in the proposed location would be localised and be readily addressed through careful design, the implementation of mitigation measures and appropriate management practices.
- Appoint a qualified Environmental & Social Manager and a Health and Safety Manager;
- Develop and implement an integrated environmental, social, health and safety management systems in line with the requirements of ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001;
- Prepare and implement a specific Human Resource Policy;
- Develop a methodological approach for managing design changes;
- Prepare appropriate environmental and social assessments for the Project to meet the requirements of Tajik Legislation and to verify and confirm the conclusions of the ESA and obtain approvals prior to start of construction;
- Include the Environmental, Social and Health & Safety requirements as described in the ESA, ESAP, ESMMP, and SEP as contractual requirements for all appointed contractors and sub-contractors;
- Implement the Stakeholder Engagement Plan including a grievance mechanism;
- Develop a Chance Finds Procedure, to be implemented in the event that archaeological assets are identified during works;
- Deelop and implement training/public awareness programme before the landfill becomes operational.
The following technical co-operation (“TC”) assignments are a part of this project:
USD 385,000 (EUR 280,000), feasibility study financed by the Early Transition Countries Fund will, inter alia: (a) prepare a plan and cost estimates for improving waste collection and the disposal capacity of the landfill, (b) assess the options for landfill facility upgrade, (c) review operations and recommend improvements, and, (d) prepare a strategic and operational business plan for the Company.
Project Implementation Support
International consultants will assist the project implementation group with engineering design, procurement, contract administration, engineer’s supervision, financial control, project management and reporting. USD 500,000 (EUR 362,000), proposed to be financed by an international donor.
Corporate Development, Stakeholder Participation and City Support Programme
International consultants will support operational and financial improvements to secure the sustainability of the Company operations, implement a Stakeholder Participation Programme, and introduce a Public Service Contract between the Company and the City. USD 440,000 (EUR 318,000) proposed to be financed by an international donor.
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