Kara-Suu Water Sub-Project — PIU Support including Engineering, Design and Contracts Supervision, EBRD

The city of Kara-Suu (the “City”) is situated in the south of the Kyrgyz Republic, not far from the southern capital Osh. Kara-Suu Water Company (the “Company”), a municipal enterprise wholly owned by the City, currently providing water supply and sanitation services to 11,000 people. The City population is 40,000 people, and thus 75 per cent of the population do not have access to the water network. The Company has 35 industrial and commercial customers, and 50 budgetary organisations. In 2014, the City approached the Bank with a request to finance the rehabilitation of the water supply and selected wastewater improvements in the City (the “Project”).

The Project objectives are to: (i) rehabilitate the water supply system and selected wastewater improvements; (ii) improve billing and collection efficiency; and (iii) improve financial and operational management. The Project will lead to a reduction in operating and maintenance costs for water supply and reduce wastage of water.

Our contribution:

► Overall project management support as required;
► Design the works and prepare technical specifications for goods;
► Arrangement of preparation of the prequalification, if any, and tender documents for procurement of works and goods;
► Arrangement of the tendering procedure for works and goods, including evaluation of tenders and drafting tender evaluation reports;
► Administration of contract implementation including, where appropriate, works supervision or assisting with works supervision; and,
► Arrangement of timely disbursements under the contracts

Location of the assignment: Kara-Suu city, Kyrgyz Republic
Cooperating companies: K.S. Solutions, LLC, ILF Consulting Engineers (Austria), Hydrophil, GmbH (Austria)
Client: Kara-Suu Water Company
Duration of the assignment: 3 years (started at Q1 2016)