01.06.2017 - 31.10.2018
|Overall project value (EUR)||420 000|
|No. of staff provided||4|
|Name of Client||Kara-Suu city|
|Financing agency||European Bank for Recontruction (EBRD)|
|Name of partners||Seureca|
|Detailed Narrative Description of Project|
The Assignment consists of three main Parts:
Part I: Corporate Development Programme for the Company
The Consultant shall assist the Company to improve its commercial standing, service and environmental/Social performance by supporting the identification and implementation where necessary establishment of the corporate, financial, operational and environmental/social management required to meet the related covenants included in the EBRD financing documents. The Consultant shall also assist the Company to develop a medium-term focused corporate development plan and to improve the corporate planning capacity to assist ongoing transition towards becoming a self-sustaining entity with commercially sustainable operations, as well as implementing the Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) developed for the Company.
Part II: Social Support Programme
The second objective is to develop a mechanism to provide support for the low income customers so as to enable them to afford a basic service.. The Kyrgyz Republic has a welfare system with subsidies to vulnerable groups, including subsidised utility services, which will bridge the affordability gap. The City has not provided direct subsidies to the low income families instead it has provided subsidies to the Company to keep the tariff level low. A detailed mechanism needs be developed and agreed between the City and the Company and reflected in the Public Service Agreement to be signed between the City and the Company. The counterparts of Part II are the Company and the City.
Part III: Stakeholder Participation Programme
The third objective is to implement the Stakeholders Participation Programme (“SPP”), aimed at enhancing public ownership by encouraging water conservation, increasing public participation in the provision of water services (service quality, rehabilitation activities, tariffs integrating poverty and social issues) and raising public awareness on issues related to the project implementation and water use through establishment of the Water Users Committees (“WUC”). Furthermore, the SPP will integrate poverty and social issues into the proposed tariff reforms and social support programme and thereby assist the Company to improve their corporate governance. The counterparts of Part II are the Company and the City.
|Detailed Narrative Description of Services provided|