Project Preparation of Regional Gas Transmission Efficiency Enhancement Project

( ADB: Uzbekistan, 2019 - 2020, Client: ADB, Budget: 514,751 EUR )


Title: Project Preparation of Regional Gas Transmission Efficiency Enhancement Project

Budget: 514,751 EUR

Country: Uzbekistan

Dates: April, 2019 - April, 2020

Partner: Mott MacDonald

Funding: ADB


The Asian Development Bank has requested technical assistance to conduct due diligence on the proposed loan for a gas pipeline. The due diligence covers technical, economic, financial, procurement, and social and environmental safeguard and includes some capacity development support essential to familiarize the national gas agency, Uzbekneftegaz, gas transmission company, Uztransgas, with ADB's procurement and disbursement procedures, and safeguard requirements. The project addresses three key areas in the gas sector: (i) gas transmission network; (ii) O&M practice; and (iii) corporate management.

  • Review sector policy, institutions, regulatory framework, investment and development plan

  • Assess sector and project risk and recommend mitigation measures

  • Assess enabling environment for PPP in gas sector and potential for piloting PPP in distribution: Review and verify existing reports and data for the project

  • Conduct surveys and technical due diligence and identify least cost technology

  • Prepare and assist approval of feasibility study for the project

  • Prepare technical specifications for the bidding documents

  • Conduct environmental auditing for the project

  • Review and verify existing reports and data, conduct public consultation meetings, and prepare Initial Environmental Evaluation (IEE) / Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the project

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