Tajikistan solid waste framework

Location:

Tajikistan

Project number:

46197

Business sector:

Municipal and environmental infrastructure

Notice type:

Public

Environmental category:

IESE

Approval date:

17 Dec 2014

Status:

Approved

PSD disclosed:

26 Sep 2014

Sub-projects signed under this framework

Translated version of this PSD: Russian

Project Description

Under the Tajikistan Solid Waste Framework the EBRD is considering financing priority capital investments for selected cities in Tajikistan. The framework consists of sub-projects aimed at improving the solid waste management services.

Proceeds from loans/grants for each sub-project will (i) improve landfill sanitary and operating standards and (ii) increase efficiency/coverage of solid waste collection and transportation in each of the participating cities.

The Bank will closely monitor the progress of the framework. For each sub-project, it is proposed that the following indicators 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.

Transition Impact

The transition impact potential of each sub-project under the framework is expected to arise from:
(i) Consolidation of solid waste activities under one company (where applicable);
(ii) Ownership transfer from the national authorities to municipal authorities in line with best practice (where applicable);
(iii) The signing of a Public Service Contract between the company and the municipality with performance indicators;
(iv) Tariff reform (i.e., adoption of cost recovery principle, tariff increases to operational cost recovery, etc.); and
(v) Capacity building for the company (e.g., preparation of a Corporate Development Programme).

The Client

Solid waste management company in each participating city.

EBRD Finance

For each sub-project the EBRD will provide sovereign guaranteed loans to the solid waste companies. Total amount of the loans proposed under the framework: USD26 million

Sub-projects will be co-financed by investment grants from international donors. Total amount of the grants proposed under the framework: USD26 million.

Project Cost

Up to USD 64.2 million including investment and technical cooperation grants.

Environmental Impact

The Framework is not categorised under the 2008 E&S Policy; however, each sub-project will be categorised. The sub-projects are expected to bring substantial environmental, health and safety benefits to the subject cities and the surrounding communities through the rehabilitation of waste collection, transportation, and disposal services; increased operational efficiency, and environmental and hygiene standards. The ESDD for each sub-project will include at minimum an assessment of potential E&S impacts and benefits, and an E&S audit of the operations and facilities of each participating Municipality to help structure the PIPs. Corrective ESAPs and SEPs will be prepared for implementation during the projects, where necessary. Derogation from the ESP may need to be sought because the limited financial resources available are unlikely to be adequate for meeting the EU environmental requirements relating to recovery, recycling and re-use of waste and disposing of waste as the last resort. A separate PSD will be published for each sub-project under the Framework and will include a detailed E&S section upon completion of ESDD.

Derogation from the ESP may need to be sought because the limited financial resources available are unlikely to be adequate for meeting the EU environmental requirements relating to recovery, recycling and re-use of waste and disposing of waste as the last resort.

Technical Cooperation

Each sub-project will have individually designed pre- and post-signing TCs; typically this will include:

Pre Loan Signing

Feasibility Studies, which may consist of financial, technical and environmental and social due diligence aimed at improving waste collection services and landfill management. It may also assess the economic, technical and environmental merits of alternative landfill locations. The estimated average cost of each assignment, per sub-project, is USD 300,000, proposed to be financed by an international donor.

Post Loan Signing

Project Implementation Support to facilitate the timely and effective implementation of each sub-project by rendering assistance to each utility in the implementation of each sub-project, which may include: engineering design, procurement, contract administration, engineering supervision, financial control and project management/reporting. The estimated average cost of each assignment, per sub-project, is USD 500,000, proposed to be financed by an international donor.

Corporate Development, Stakeholder Participation and City Support Programmes, which may include:

(i) support for operational and financial improvements to secure the sustainability of operations;

(ii) enhancing public ownership and awareness of solid waste management, increasing public participation in the provision of solid waste services and raising public awareness on issues related to the sub-project’s implementation; and

(iii) the development and introduction of Public Service Contracts between the Company and the City. The estimated average cost of each assignment, per sub-project, is USD 440,000, proposed to be financed by an international donor.

Company Contact

Operation Leader: Umed Saidov
Email: saidovu@ebrd.com

 

Business opportunities

For business opportunities or procurement, contact the client company.

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General enquiries

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Public Information Policy (PIP)

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Text of the PIP

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