Dushanbe Water Supply and Sanitation Project


: 2018-09-27

: 2025-03-31

: 50347-002

Status: Bid / Tender

: Goods, Works and Services

: Development Bank

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Project Name Dushanbe Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project
Project Number 50347-002
Country Tajikistan
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Dushanbe Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
Loan: Urban Services Improvement Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 25.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban sanitation - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed Dushanbe Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project will: (i) rehabilitate and expand climate-resilient water supply distribution network; (ii) rehabilitate and expand the sewerage network in selected districts of Dushanbe City and upgrade the wastewater treatment plant; (iii) develop and pilot test a sustainable business model for State Unitary Enterprise "Dushanbevodokanal" (SUE DVK) including new network management practices and installation of smart management system for operational efficiency and asset management; implementation of a computerized financial management system and a customer inventory and billing system; and the establishment of customer care units with capacity development trainings for the technical, institutional, and financial reforms; and (iv) project implementation support for construction supervision, and an updated organizational management structure with additional staff and capacity development trainings; for an improved quality of life for citizens of Dushanbe.10 This will be ADB's first urban sector development project in Tajikistan and will pilot a district metering area approach demonstrating how a holistic systems approach can be applied to provide the impetus for scaling up.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Dushanbe, the capital city, has an official population of 800,000 but unofficially has almost a million due to increased migration from rural areas and the significant numbers of overseas workers returning to Dushanbe. Urban migration added stress to the aging urban infrastructure and led to unplanned expansion of the city with low density patterns and limited access to urban services. This has led to environmental degradation resulting in high coping costs and poor city livability for citizens and migrants, as well as limiting the economic growth prospects for the city. The city initiated development of a masterplan to comprehensively plan investments to meet the demands of the expanding population, identifying water supply and sanitation investments as a priority.

Quality of life, urban resilience, and economic growth in Dushanbe improved

Universal access to safe and affordable drinking water by 2030

Outcome Access to safe and affordable water supply services in selected areas of Dushanbe improved

Rehabilitated and expanded climate resilient water supply in pilot district metering areas of Dushanbe City

Rehabilitated and expanded climate-resilient sewerage network in a selected district of Dushanbe City

Improved sustainability of operations and a business model for SUE DVK established

Improved project implementation support

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Naik Singru, Ramola
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Local Executive Authority of Dushanbe City
80 Rudukari Avenue, Dushanbe
Ministry of Finance
3, Academic Rajabovs
Concept Clearance 20 Oct 2017
Fact Finding 08 Aug 2018 to 17 Aug 2018
MRM 08 Nov 2018
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 03 Nov 2017