Uzbekistan: Karakalpakstan and Khorezm Water Supply and Sanitation Project (AIIB-000350)

  • Uzbekistan
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 9, 2020
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Saidkomolxon Burkhanov, Head of Department,, Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade, Government of
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  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 430.10 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 430.10 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 430.10 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Oct 7, 2020

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Project Description
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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:


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.


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Saidkomolxon Burkhanov

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


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