Asian Development Bank – Issyk-Kul Sustainable Development Project

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Project at-a-glance
Project Name Issyk-Kul Sustainable Development Project
Project Number 41548-013
Sector/Subsector Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Opening Date 30 Sep 2009
Project Closing Date 31 Dec 2017
Responsible Institution
Responsible International Financial Institution Asian Development Bank
Responsible Executive Agencies

Ministry of Finance in the Kyrgyz Republic

Strategic Agenda

Environmentally sustainable growth Inclusive economic growth


The Issyk Kul Sustainable Development Project (the Project) is the first phase in a longer-term initiative by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to support environmental management and to improve urban service delivery in the Issyk-Kul Oblast. ADB and government collaboration in Issyk-Kul will ensure that urban services interventions will increase access to potable water and safe sanitation, including use of proven technologies for treatment and disposal of solid and liquid waste. The Project will (i) improve urban infrastructure, including sewerage and sanitation, solid waste management, water supply, and community upgrading; and (ii) improve service delivery through better enterprise resource management.

The Project covers the cities of Balykchy, Cholpon-Ata, and Karakol. Its outputs are:

(i) replacing a 13.4-kilometer (km) sewer network (specifically addressing pumping mains to sewage treatment plants); rehabilitating pumping stations in Balykchy and Karakol; extending the sewer network by 12 km to uncovered areas in Karakol; and supplying relevant tools, equipment, and vehicles for sewer maintenance;

(ii) re-engineering 42.5 hectares of waste dumps into sanitary landfills, closing existing dumps in all three project cities, providing waste segregation and recyclable sorting equipment, and supplying vehicles and equipment for waste collection and transport;

(iii) installing 8,550 water meters, training vodokanal enterprises in meter reading and leak control, constructing a presedimentation treatment tank at the Karakol water headworks, replacing a 2 km corroded transmission main in Balykchy, and reconstructing 10 boreholes (with treatment, energy efficient pumps, storage, and protection facilities) in Balykchy and Cholpon-Ata;

(iv) providing in the three project cities, water and sanitation facilities in pre-schools, schools and health care organizations; and

(v) implementing an enterprise resource management component comprising a management information system, accounting and financial management, geographic information system, asset inventory and management, and institutional effectiveness program for cities, vodokanal enterprises and tazalyk enterprises.

Source of Funding

Asian Development Fund

Amount of Funding

US$ 30.00 million

Project Outcome

Improved urban basic services comprising sewerage and sanitation, solid waste management, and water supply in the cities of Balykchy, Cholpon-Ata, and Karakol

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Consulting Services

Consultants are selected and engaged in accordance with ADB’s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended to date) using quality-and cost-based selection for firms ang government procedures acceptable to ADB for individuals. Simplified technical proposals or full technical proposals, as appropriate, were required from firms. The EA ensures that position-based terms of reference (for each expert) will be used when it invites shortlisted consultants. The PMO appointed six individual specialists to support the PMO and PIO in overseeing consulting services. Three international specialists (40 person-months of water and sewerage, environmental management, and solid waste management strategy development) will provide third-party quality assurance on engineering designs and construction supervision, update the environmental impact assessment and accordingly, revise the environmental management plan, and develop a waste management strategy to reduce waste generation and disposal. Three domestic specialists (90 person-months of project performance monitoring, social and gender development, and procurement expertise) will assist the PIO.


Procurement of works, goods, and services are in accordance with ADB’s Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended to date) based on the procurement plan. Civil works, equipment, and material were procured through international competitive bidding (ICB) and national competitive bidding (NCB) procedures as appropriate. (i) Civil works includes rehabilitation of sewerage systems (two ICB contracts) water supply improvement (two ICB contracts), construction of sanitary landfills (ICB or NCB), and construction of community water and sanitation facilities (three NCB contracts). (ii) Goods include equipment and selected materials for vodokanal enterprises, tazalyk enterprises, and the PMO (two ICB contracts, one shopping), environmental monitoring equipment for IDEP and BRD (shopping) and waste collection and associated equipment (one ICB contract). ADB’s shopping procedures apply to off-the-shelf items and standard products costing the equivalent of $100,000 or less.

Contact Information of International Financial Institution
Organization/Department Central and West Asia Department, Asian Development Bank
Name Maria Paniagua
Address 52-54 Orozbekov Street
Province/State Bishkek
Postal Code 720040
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Phone +996 312 624195, +996 312 900445

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Contact Information of Project Implementer
Organization/Department Ministry of Finance in the Kyrgyz Republic
Name Mirlan Baiganchokov
Address Public Debt Department Room 500 58 Erkindik Boulevard
Province/State Bishkek
Postal Code 720040
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Phone 996 (312) 664036