According to AIIB site, this investment would be provided to Government of Uzbekistan with the purpose of providing access to safely managed water and sanitation services, and to strengthen the operational performance of the RWCs in Karakalpakstan and Khorezm.
The project has the following directions:
Component 1 - Investment in Water Supply Infrastructure:
Construction and rehabilitation of well fields and intakes, reservoirs, main water lines, water treatment facilities, pumping stations and distribution networks including house connections. This component includes investments in the rehabilitation and/or extension of water supply systems in 10 districts in the Republic of Karakalpakstan and its capital city of Nukus as well as in 11 districts in Khorezm Region and its capital city of Urgench and the city of Khiva.
Component 2 - Investment in Sewerage Infrastructure:
Construction of centralized sewage systems in 10 district centers in the Republic of Karakalpakstan and 8 district centers in Khorezm Region consisting of collectors, pumping stations, new construction of sewerage system and sewage treatment plants as well as discharge and optional reuse facilities.
Component 3-- Capacity Building and Implementation Support:
ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL INFORMATION
AIIB's Environmental and Social Policy (ESP), including the Environmental and Social Standards (ESSs), and Environmental and Social Exclusion List, is applicable to the project. ESS 1 (Environmental and Social Assessment and Management) is applicable. The appraisal will determine the applicability of ESS 2 (Involuntary Resettlement). The project has been assigned a preliminary Category 'A', in accordance with AIIB's ESP due to large-scale construction activities spread over a vast geographical area that may have substantial environmental and social (ES) impacts.
The project is expected to generate benefits in terms of improving the efficiency of water use and enhancing water, environment and public health security in Karakalpakstan and Khorezm regions. The project may generate adverse impacts during construction and operation phases. Mitigation measures to address those adverse impacts will be included in the generic ESMPs. Occupational Safety and Health measures will also be developed for both construction and operation phases. Chance Find Procedures will be delineated for construction works.
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
You can submit an information request for project information at: https://www.aiib.org/en/contact/information-request/index.html
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AIIB
The AIIB has established the Accountability Mechanism for Project-Affected People (PPM). The PPM provides Òan opportunity for an independent and impartial review of submissions from Project-affected people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by AIIBÕs failure to implement the ESP in situations when their concerns cannot be addressed satisfactorily through Project level GRMs or AIIB Management processes.Ó Two or more project-affected people can file a complaint. Under the current AIIB policy, when the bank co-finances a project with another development bank, it may apply the other bank's standards. You can refer to the Project Summary Information document to find out which standards apply. You can learn more about the PPM and how to file a complaint at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/how-we-assist-you/index.html
The complaint submission form can be accessed in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bengali, Chinese, English, Tagalog, Hindi, Nepali, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu. The submission form can be found at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/submission/index.html
BORROWER & IMPLEMENTING ENTITY
Head of Department,
Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade
Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Azizbek Akramovich Erkaboev
Head of Department for Cooperation with IFIs,
Ministry of Housing and Communal Services