TASHKENT WATER SUPPLY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

Location:

Uzbekistan

Project number:

29167

Business sector:

Municipal and environmental infrastructure

Notice type:

Public

Environmental category:

B

Target board date:

29 Apr 2003

Status:

Complete

PSD disclosed:

10 Feb 2003

Project Description

The proposed project would continue to support the reform process initiated by the ongoing Tashkent Solid Waste Management Rehabilitation Project, and expand this process to the water supply sector.The proposed project comprises the following:
  • The replacement of existing water pumps, valves and transformers as well as the installation of a water distribution unit, pumping station, water meters and construction of a reservoir.
  • Preparation and implementation of a Financial and Operational Performance Improvement Programme for the Tashkent Water Company (the “Company”).
 

Transition Impact

Transition measures would focus on:
  1. Tariff and subsidy reforms, which would move the Company towards full cost recovery while eliminating cross subsidies between industrial and domestic users.
  2. Improvement of the billing and collection systems of the Company.
  3. A review of options for possible private sector participation in the operations of the company.
 

The Client

The Bank's loan would be extended directly to the City of Tashkent with the proceeds invested by the Tashkent Water Company. The loan would be backed by a sovereign guarantee from the Republic of Uzbekistan.

EBRD Finance

Sovereign guaranteed loan of up to US$ 10.0 million to the City of Tashkent.

Project Cost

Total project costs are estimated at US$ 14.5 million.

Environmental Impact

The project has been screened B/0. This project presents significant environmental opportunities regarding improving of quality of drinking water and reducing the threat to public health and safety. Environmental Analysis of the proposed improvement will be carried out as part of the Feasibility Study. It will include a review of environmental status of the existing facilities and will assess adequacy of the extension programme. It will also assess the ability of the proposed project to bring the facilities into compliance with applicable Uzbekistan and EU environmental standards.

Technical Cooperation

Pre-Final Review:
  • Restatement of accounts in accordance to International Accounting Standards and assistance with financial due diligence of the Company.
  • Feasibility study comprising technical review and cost benefit analysis of the proposed Investment Programme, (ii) an Environmental Impact Assessment and (iii) a review of realistic possibilities for outsourcing and/or Public-Private Partnerships.
 
Post-Signing:
  • Financial and Operational Performance Improvement Programme for the Company.
  • International consultants to support the Project Implementation Unit.
 

Business opportunities

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