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World Bank Monthly Operational Summary
Europe and Central Asia Region
August 2013
data as of July 15, 2013

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Albania

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Environmental Services: The objective is to continue to extend of environmentally, socially, economically and financially sustainable community based natural resource management planning and implementation, in erosion prone upland areas, reversing land degradation and sediment runoff, while increasing carbon sequestration and biodiversity benefits. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 10.0/10.0/2.9 (IBRD/F7SD/GEFU). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Water Administration, Tirana, Albania, Tel: (355-4) 222-4537, Fax: (355-4) 227-0627, E-mail: kabineti@moe.gov.al

Albania

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Environmental Services: The objective is to continue to extend environmentally, socially and financially sustainable community based natural resources management planning and implementation in erosion prone upland areas, reversing land degradation and sediment runoff, while increasing carbon sequestration and biodiversity benefits. Preparation scheduled for 24 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 10.0/10.0/2.9 (IBRD/F7SD/GFCO). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Water Administration, Tirana, Albania, Tel: (355-4) 222-4537, Fax: (355-4) 227-0627, E-mail: kabineti@moe.gov.al

Albania

Health and Other Social Services

Health System Improvement: The objectives are to: (a) strengthen the reform in the health financing system; (b) improve the quality in primary care services, and rationalize hospital care services; and (c) support the capacity building for health policy, regulation and management. Project Concept Note scheduled for 20 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 25.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Albania

Transportation

Results-based Road Maintenance and Safety: The objective is to support the Government of Albania to improve safety of the national road network through implementing the Albania National Transport Plan and Road Safety Action Plan by introducing and efficiently using a road asset management system and road safety principles and audits. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 17 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Tirana, Albania, Tel: (355-4) 225-6091

Albania

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Water Sector Investment: The objectives are to: (a) improve the reliability of the water service and cost recovery in the Durres region; and (b) support the Government’s efforts to implement its sector strategy, including meeting EU accession requirements, while supporting the broader reform agenda at the national level. Negotiations scheduled for 18 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P102733. US$ 86.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Rruga Sami Frasheri Nr 4, Tirana, Albania Tel/Fax: (355-4) 225-0336, E-mail: nbraho@gmail.com, Contact: Mr. Nikolin Braho, Director

Armenia

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Second Community Agriculture Resource Management and Competitiveness: The objective is to improve Armenia’s agri-food sector competitiveness and market access by enhancing selected value chains in targeted communities. Decision Meeting scheduled for 5 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P133705. US$ 23.0/7.0 (IBRD/IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Agriculture, Government House 3, Republic Square, Yerevan, Armenia Tel/Fax: (374-10) 524-641, E-mail: gkhachatryan@arspiu.com

Armenia

Education

Education: The objective is to support the Government: (a) enhance the quality of General Secondary Education; and (b) support the Tertiary Education reforms in the context of the Bologna Declaration. Decision Meeting scheduled for 4 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P130182. US$ 30.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Project Implementation Unit (PIU), 73 Vratsyan Street, 0070 Yerevan, Armenia, Tel: (374-10) 575-690, Fax: (374-10) 559-750, E-mail: cfep@arminco.com, Contact: Hasmik Ghazaryan, Director

Armenia

Energy and Mining

Electricity Transmission Network Improvement: The objective is to rehabilitate critical substations and construct new transmission line sections to improve electricity supply reliability. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 20 September 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 50.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. High Voltage Electric Networks; Yerevan TPP

Armenia

Finance

Long Term Finance: The objective is to provide long-term financing to private enterprises through the Panarmenian Bank (PAB). Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category F. US$ 20.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Armenia

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Non-communicable Diseases Prevention and Control (Cr. 52220-AM): The objectives are to: (a) improve the health care system responsiveness in prevention, early detection and management of NCDs for two major causes of mortality, cardiovascular diseases and malignant neoplasm; and (b) implement a wide range of cost-effective initiatives at population and facility level aimed at the prevention and control of these diseases. The credit was signed on 17 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P128442. US$ 35.0/1.8 (IDA Credit/HRBF). Consultants will be required. Health PIU, 17 Shirvanzade Street, Yerevan, Armenia, Tel: (374-10) 297-536, E-mail: healthpiu@gmail.com, Contact: Gurgen Dumanyan, Director

Armenia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Development Policy Operation I: The objectives are to: (a) protect the poor and vulnerable; and (b) promote the competitiveness of the Armenian economy. Decision Meeting scheduled for 3 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P127754. US$ 31.0/41.0 (IBRD/IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Finance, 1 Melik-Adamyan, Yerevan, Armenia, Tel: (374-10) 595-277, Fax: (374-10) 151-446, E-mail: vardan.aramyan@minfin.am, Contact: Vardan Aramyan, Deputy Minister

Azerbaijan

Health and Other Social Services

Second Health Sector Reform Project: The objective is to improve quality and availability of health-care services and strengthen the capacity of the health authorities to manage the system (stewardship). Project Concept Note scheduled for 11 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 30.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Azerbaijan

Industry and Trade

(R) Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement: The objectives are to: (a) enhance competitiveness of agricultural products; (b) increase rural productivity and incomes; and (c) enhance agricultural support services including advisory and veterinary services. Negotiations scheduled for 17 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category F. Project: P122812. US$ 34.5 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Agriculture, 40, U. Hajibayov Street, Government House, Baku AZ1016, Azerbaijan, Tel: (994-12) 497-1301, Fax: (994-12) 498-1395, E-mail: adcp@agroagency.gov.az, Contact: Mr. Huseyn Huseynov, Director

Azerbaijan

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Judicial Services and Smart Infrastructure Project: The objective is to scale-up the provision of selected user-friendly judicial services, with smart infrastructure and strengthened institutional capacity. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 10 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Azerbaijan

Transportation

(R) Rail Trade and Transport Facilitation Additional Financing: The objectives are to improve railway services in Azerbaijan, as well as the competitiveness, financial sustainability, operating and cost efficiency, and capacity of ADY in particular along the transport corridor toward Georgia (east-west corridor). Bank Approval completed on 27 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P146125. US$ 220.0 (IBRD). No consultants are required. ADY (Azerbaijan Railways JSC), Dilara Oliyava Kuc. 230, Baku, AZ1010, Azerbaijan, Tel: (994-12) 498-4467, Fax: (994-12) 498-8547, E-mail: nq@railway.gov.az, Contact: Mr Gurban Nazirov, Deputy Director

Azerbaijan

Transportation

Fourth Highway: The objectives are to: (a) support the improvement of the main road network to improve Azerbaijan competitiveness by strengthening the inter-country linkages; and (b) provide greater export market access, and build Azerbaijan’s role as a regional transit corridor. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 15 June 2015. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 90.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Azer Road Service, 72/4, Uzeyir Hajibeyov Street, AZ1010, Baku, Azerbaijan, Tel: (994-12) 493-0045, Fax: (994-12) 493-4665, E-mail: silkway@online.az, Contact: Mr. Javid Gurbanov, Chief of AzerRoadService OJC

Azerbaijan

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Integrated Solid Waste Management Additional Financing: The objective is to rehabilitate the Balakhani Landfill to extend disposal capacity for waste from the Greater Baku area for long-term operation of up to 20 years. The extended activities financed by this AF would include (i) opening of new waste cells and (ii) upward expansion of waste disposal. Bank Approval completed on 27 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P144279. US$ 47.1 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Economic Development, 23 Niyazi street, Azerbaijan, Tel: (994-12) 492-4110, Fax: (994-12) 492-5895, E-mail: sahil.babayev@economy.gov.az, Contact: Mr. Sahil Babayev, Head of Department/PIU Director

Belarus

Energy and Mining

(N) Biomass District Heating Project: The objectives are to: (a) improve the energy efficiency of district heating systems; (b) increase the use of biomass in heat generation; and (c) reduce the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of heat generation and supply in selected towns of Belarus. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 19 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P146194. US$ 90.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Belarus

Energy and Mining

Energy Efficiency Additional Financing: The objective is to improve energy efficiency in heat and power generation in selected towns in Belarus. Bank Approval completed on 6 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P133442. US$ 90.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Energy Efficiency Department, Revoliutsionnaya Str. 13A, Minsk 220030, Belarus, Tel: (375-17) 227-2078, Fax: (375-17) 206-4683, E-mail: bies@niks.by, Contact: Mr. Victor knysh, Director

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Sustainable Forest and Abandoned Land Management: The objectives are to: (a) improve the biodiversity conservation in forests, scrub and abandoned pasture; (b) reduce erosion through poor forest road infrastructure and harvesting; and (c) increase the sustainability of forest management. Decision Meeting scheduled for 3 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 5.6 (GEFU). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Agriculture Water Management and Forestry

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Energy and Mining

(R) Energy Efficiency: The objectives are to reduce: (a) energy intensity; (b) consumption of imported oil and gas to the extent it is used for space heating; and (c) carbon intensity of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Decision Meeting scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 32.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministries of Energy, Education, Health Entities, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Finance

Bosnia and Herzegovina Small and Medium Enterprises Access to Finance Additional Finance: The objective is to provide additional financing for the Bosnia and Herzegovina small and medium enterprises (SME) access to finance project aimed at enhance access to finance for SMEs in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bank Approval completed on 17 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category F. Project: P129914. US$ 120.0 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Ministry of Finance and Economy/Industry, Trg Republike Srpske 1, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tel: (387-51) 339-155, E-mail: maem_baragoita@hotmail.fr, Contact: HE Said Baragoita, Minister

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Finance

SEEC Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility APL4: The objective is to help increase access to financial protection from losses caused by climate change and geological hazards to homeowners, farmers, and the enterprise sector and government agencies. Negotiations scheduled for 11 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P127788. US$ 5.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Europa RE, Weinbergstrasse 56/58, Zurich, Switzerland, Tel: (41-44) 380-5090, Fax: (41-44) 380-5091, E-mail: heinz.vollenweider@europa-re.com, Contact: Mr. Heinz Vollenweider, Chairman of the Board

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Bosnia Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina to reform public expenditures, such as pensions, social transfers and wage bill and payroll administration. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 19 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 50.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Transportation

(R) Sava Waterway Rehabilitation: The objective is to improve the navigability of the Sava River to facilitate full return to operational use of the inland waterway for the first time after the cessation of hostilities. Decision Meeting scheduled for 13 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P108000. US$ 30.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Transport and Communications, Fehima ef. Curcica 6, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tel: (387-33) 254-378, Fax: (387-33) 222-193, E-mail: n.sego@mkt.gov.ba, Contact: Nikola Sago, Secretary

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Second Solid Waste Management Additional Financing: The objective is to improve the availability, quality, environmental soundness, and financial viability of solid waste management services in participating utilities/regions. First Grant Funding Request Approval scheduled for 30 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 6.0 (F7U4). Consulting services to be determined. FBiH Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Marka Marulica 2, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tel: (387-33) 726-374, Fax: (387-33) 726-747, E-mail: sswmp@fmoit.gov.ba, Contact: Mr. Anto Covic, Team Leader; RS Ministry of Spatial Planning, Trg Republike Srpske 1, 78000 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tel: (387-51) 339-504, Fax: (387 51) 339-592, E-mail: s.cvijic@mgr.vladars.net, swmp2@mgr.vladars.net, Contact: Mr. Sveto Cvijic, Team Leader

Croatia

Finance

(R) Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development Partial Credit Guarantee: The objectives are to support: (a) HBOR’s move towards market-based funding through a Partial Credit Guarantee (PCG); and (b) investment projects in Croatia by providing medium and long-term funding. Bank Approval completed on 27 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category F. Project: P133471. US$ 256.4 (GUAR). Consulting services to be determined. Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Strossmayerov trg 9, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia, Tel: (385-1) 459-1586, Fax: (385-1) 459-1705, E-mail: bberkovic@hbor.hr, Contact: B. Berkovic

Croatia

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Social System Modernization Project: The objective is to support the Government: (a) rationalize and harmonize the current system of cash benefits; (b) improve the administration of social assistance; and (c) support the de-institutionalization of children without parental care and of the disabled. Preparation scheduled for 26 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 91.2 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Croatia

Health and Other Social Services

Health Sector Reform: The objective is to improve the quality and efficiency of health services in Croatia. Appraisal scheduled for 19 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P144871. US$ 67.7 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Croatia

Industry and Trade

Export Finance Intermediation Additional Financing: The objective is to provide medium- and long-term finance to exporters and quasi-exporters. The funds will be on loan directly to a wide range of sectors through the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development (HBOR) to Participating Financial Institutions with HBOR acting as an Apex. Bank Approval completed on 20 September 2012. Environmental Assessment Category F. Project: P129220. US$ 61.4 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Strossmayerov trg 9, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia, Tel: (385-1) 459-1586, Fax: (385-1) 459-1705, E-mail: bberkovic@hbor.hr, Contact: B. Berkovic

Croatia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Second Economic Recovery Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support economic recovery through: (a) enhanced fiscal sustainability through expenditure-based consolidation; and (b) fostered private sector growth. Preparation completed on 12 July 2013. Decision Meeting scheduled for 30 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P127665. US$ 200.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Finance, Katanciceva 5, Zagreb, Croatia, Tel: (385-1) 459-1258, Fax: (385-1) 492-2598, E-mail: maroje.lang@mfin.hr, Contact: Maroje Lang, Assistant Minister

Croatia

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

EU Coastal Waters Compliance: The objectives are to: (a) improve the quality of water on Croatia’s Adriatic coasts; and (b) fulfill the EU environmental requirements in a financially and operationally sustainable manner. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category F. US$ 70.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Croatian Waters, Croatia

Georgia

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Irrigation and Land Market Development: The objective is to stimulate private sector investment in agriculture by investing in: (a) irrigation and drainage improvement; and (b) land market development. Pre-appraisal scheduled for 28 January 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 30.0/20.0/19.1 (IBRD/IDA Credit/IFAD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Agriculture, Georgia

Georgia

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Health System Strenghthening Project: The objectives are to: (a) assist the Government of Georgia to implement the Universal Health Insurance Coverage; and (b) improve the delivery, use and quality of health services in the areas of child care, reproductive health care, prevention and management of selected Non Communicable Diseases. Decision Meeting scheduled for 21 January 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 20.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Georgia

Industry and Trade

(R) Second Competitiveness and Growth Development Policy Operation (Ln. 82790-GE, Cr. 52850-GE): The objective is to support competitiveness and inclusive growth measures to: (a) facilitate trade; (b) strengthen public financial management; and (c) support social safety nets. The loan and credit was signed on 19 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 32.0/28.0 (IBRD/IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Ministry of Finance, 70, I Abashidze Street, Tblisi, Georgia Tel/Fax: (995-32) 291-354, Contact: Davit Lezhava, Deputy Minister

Georgia

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Supporting Sustainable Wastewater Management: The objectives are to: (a) promote sustainable wastewater management in Georgia; and (b) pilot implementation of wastewater treatment plants, aligned with World Bank safeguards policies and in harmonization with the EU legislation. Bank Approval scheduled for 5 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P145040. US$ 10.5 (SGWM). Consulting services to be determined. Municipal Development Fund of Georgia, 150 D. Agmashenebeli Ave. Georgia, Tel: (995-32) 384-509/10/11, Fax: (995-32) 484-555, E-mail: l.chichinadze@mdf.org.ge~s

Hungary

Finance

Financial Sector and Macro Stability (Ln. 78000-HU): The objectives are to support: (a) fiscal reforms to ensure long-run fiscal and macro-economic sustainability and restore investor confidence, improving access of the government, banks to external funding; and (b) financial stability program, designed to ensure adequate levels of liquidity and capital and stronger supervisory powers. This project is on hold until further notice. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P114991. US$ 1413.2 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Ministry of Finance, H-1051 Budapest, Jozsef Nador Ter 2-4, Budapest, Hungary, Tel: (36-1) 327-2100, Fax: (36-1) 327-2749, E-mail: kommunikacio@pm.gov.hu, Contact: Almos Kovacs, State Secretary

Kazakhstan

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Second Irrigation and Drainage Improvement (Ln. 82770-KZ): The objectives are to: (a) improve irrigation, drainage systems, water management and environmental services; and (b) strengthen agricultural practices and farmers’ information services. Bank Approval completed on 27 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P086592. US$ 102.9 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Environmental Protection, 31 Pobedy Ave. Astana, Kazakhstan, Tel: (7-3172) 591-972, Fax: (7-3172) 591-973, E-mail: a_braliev@nature.kz, Contact: Alzhan Braliev, Vice-Minister

Kazakhstan

Education

(R) Youth Corps Program: The objective is to promote positive youth development through service learning opportunities that serve the community and foster constructive engagement between youth and society at large. Bank Approval scheduled for 31 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P127966. US$ 21.8 (TF). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Education and Science of RK, Tel: (7-7172) 742-335, E-mail: m_kozhakhmet@edu.gov.kz, Contact: Madiyar Kozhakhmet, Director of the Youth Policy Department

Kazakhstan

Energy and Mining

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: The objectives are to: (a) raise awareness about the energy efficiency potential in Kazakhstan by designing and implementing some sustainable projects for demonstration and awareness of the EE/RE potential; and (b) support capacity building of Kazakh counterparts in developing a sustainable EE/RE framework, design and implementation capacity. Bank Approval completed on 15 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P130013. US$ 21.8 (F7VP). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Industry and New Technologies, 47 Kabanbai Batyr Avenue, Astana, Kazakhstan, Tel: (7-3272) 299-010, Fax: (7-3272) 290-853, E-mail: ta.mukanov@mint.gov.kz. Contact: Mr. Talgat Mukanov, Head of Energy Efficiency Department

Kazakhstan

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Justice System Support Project: The objective is to improve the efficiency of selected aspects of Kazakhstan’s justice system. Appraisal scheduled for 9 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P143274. US$ 36.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Kazakhstan

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Second Elimination of POP Wastes: The objective is to support the development of environmentally sound management of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) with the country’s obligations under the Stockholm Convention. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 24 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 34.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Environmental Protection, 31 Pobedy Ave. Astana, Kazakhstan, Tel: (7-3172) 591-972, Fax: (7-3172) 591-973, E-mail: a_braliev@nature.kz

Kosovo

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Water Supply and Canal Protection: The objective is to improve the reliability and quality of water supply to Central Kosovo, home to the commercial and administrative center of the country, by undertaking the investment measures needed to secure uninterrupted and good-quality water supply from the Iber-Lepenc Canal. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 27 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 10.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, Pristina, Kosovo, Tel: (381-38) 2003-2307, E-mail: arben.citaku@ks-gov.net, Contact: Mr. Arben Citaku

Kosovo

Energy and Mining

(R) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: The objective is to assist the Government of Kosovo with the implementation of a low carbon growth strategy by contributing to increase: (a) energy efficiency in public and residential buildings; and (b) investment in renewable energy projects. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 20 June 2013. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P143055. US$ 32.5 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Economic Development, Nena Tereza Square, 10000 Pristina, Kosovo, Tel: (381-38) 2002-1505, Fax: (381-38) 2002-1302, E-mail: agron.dida@ks-gov.net

Kosovo

Energy and Mining

(R) Lignite Power: The objective is to support a private sector independent power producer and lignite mining company. Appraisal scheduled for 2 December 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P118287. US$ 50.0/725.0/725.0 (GUID/ZBIL/ZEXP). No consultants are required. Ministry of Economic Development, Nena Tereza Square, 10000 Pristina, Kosovo, Tel: (381-38) 2002-1505, Fax: (381-38) 2002-1302, E-mail: agron.dida@ks-gov.net, Contact: Mr. Besim Beqaj, Minister

Kosovo

Energy and Mining

Clean-Up and Land Reclamation Additional Financing: The objective is to support the Environmental and Social Impact Assessments in related activities through: (a) Environmental Sector development via investments in capacity building at the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning; and (b) supporting the removal of hazardous waste from the former gasification plant at the Kosovo A power station site. Bank Approval completed on 10 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P131539. US$ 4.2 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Kosovo Energy Corporation J.S.C. Bulevardi Bill Klinton No. 3, Prishtina, 10000, Kosovo, Tel: (381-38) 501-701-1158, E-mail: mimoza.dugolli@kek-energy.com, Contact: Ms. Mimoza Dugolli, Program Management Unit Coordinator; Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, Pashko Vasa Street, Pristina 10000, Kosovo Tel/Fax: (381-38) 517-638, E-mail: arben.citaku@ks-gov.net, Contact: Mr. Arben Citaku, Permanent Secretary

Kosovo

Finance

Financial Sector Markets Infrastructure Additional Financing: The objective is to assist Central Banking Authority of Kosovo’s (CBAK) capacity to oversee financial system’s stability and development in Kosovo with a focus on Payment Systems. Bank Approval completed on 14 June 2011. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 6.9 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Central Bank of Kosovo, Garibaldi Street No.33, Prishtinë, Kosovo, Tel: (381-38) 222-055, Fax: (381-38) 243-763, E-mail: ganigerguri@bqk-kos.org, Contact: Gani Gerguri, Governor

Kosovo

Industry and Trade

(R) Kosovo Danish Support for Rural Development Grant Program: The objective is to promote competitiveness and growth in the livestock and horticulture sub-sectors over the next decade through implementation of selected measures of its agricultural strategy and institutional development. Bank Approval scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 9.2 (FSSP). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development, Street Mother Tereza 35, Kosovo, Tel: (381-38) 211-131, E-mail: shqipe.dema@ks-gov.net~

Kyrgyz Republic

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Agriculture Productivity and Nutrition Improvements: The objective is to increase agricultural productivity and food security of rural households in selected areas nationwide. Appraisal scheduled for 5 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P132754. US$ 16.5 (GAFS). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Processing Industry (MAWRPI), 96A Kievskaya St. Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, Tel: (996-312) 665-625, Fax: (996-312) 661-572, E-mail: morbekova@apiu.elcat.kg

Kyrgyz Republic

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) National Water Resources Management: The objectives are to improve: (a) the river basin water management capacity in Kyrgyzstan; (b) irrigation system and on-farm level to increase water and food security; and (c) livelihoods and raise socio-economic indicators particularly in rural areas. Appraisal scheduled for 5 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P144336. US$ 7.0 (F7U8). Consulting services to be determined. Department of Water Resources, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, Tel: (996-312) 541-174, E-mail: onfarmir@elcat.kg

Kyrgyz Republic

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Pasture and Livestock Management Improvement: The objectives are to: (a) ensure fair access to pastures; (b) raise livestock owners’ incomes; and (c) arrest long term pasture degradation, which will contribute to improved food security, agricultural competitiveness, environmental sustainability and social stability. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 25 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 15.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Agriculture, Kyrgyz Republic

Kyrgyz Republic

Education

(R) Education SWAp Sector Support (Cr. H8360-KG, Cr. 52300-KG): The objective is to improve student learning outcomes by: (a) supporting the sector program aligned to scale-up key policy interventions in teacher management, governance and financing; and (b) school improvement planning sectorwide. Signing scheduled for 17 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P113350. US$ 9.1/7.4 (IDA Credit/IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Education and Science, 257 Tynystanov Street, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, Tel: (996-312) 626-806, Fax: (996-312) 621-520, E-mail: director@rep.ktnet.kg, Contact: Gulmira Sultanova, PIU Director

Kyrgyz Republic

Education

Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 3: The objective is to increase equitable access to pre-school education and establish conditions for improving its quality. Preparation scheduled for 20 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 12.7 (EFAS). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic, Tunustanova Street, 257, Ap. 410, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, Tel: (996-312) 662-442, E-mail: minedukg@gmail.com, Contact: Mr. Sadykov Kanat, Minister of Education

Kyrgyz Republic

Energy and Mining

(R) Electricity Supply Accountability and Reliability Improvement: The objective is to establish a transparent accountability framework for the power and financial flows in OJSC Severelectro, the distribution company serving capital city of Bishkek and a few surrounding towns. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 5 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 15.0/0.5 (IDA Credit/F7VP). Consulting services to be determined. JSC Severelectro, 3 Chkalova Street, Lebedinovka Village, Alamudunski District, Kyrgyz Republic, Tel: (996-312) 631-685, E-mail: azamatm@mail.ru

Kyrgyz Republic

Finance

(R) Financial Sector (Cr. 50670-KG, Cr. H7600-KG): The objectives are to: (a) enhance financial sector stability through an improved regulatory and supervisory framework and resolving banks in trouble; and (b) increase access to a variety of financial services by underserved segments of the market. The credit and grant was signed on 11 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category F. Project: P125689. US$ 3.9/4.9/1.0 (IDA Credit/IDA Grant/F7PF). No consultants are required. Kyrgyz Post Office, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, Tel: (996-312) 610-069, E-mail: posta@posta.kg, Contact: Jusup Turgunbaev, Director General

Kyrgyz Republic

Health and Other Social Services

Health Results Based Financing: The objective is to support improvements in Maternal and Child Health care quality by piloting: (a) performance-based payments and /or enhance supervision; performance-based payments in primary health care in one region; and (b) strengthening the Government’s and providers’ capacity in performance-based contracting, and monitoring and evaluation for results. Signing scheduled for 30 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P120435. US$ 11.0 (HRBF). No consultants are required. Ministry of Health (MOH), 148 Moskowskaya Street, Kyrgyz Republic, Tel: (996-312) 662-680, Fax: (996-312) 661-150, E-mail: n_adnaeva@mz.med.kg, Contact: Dr. Nurgul Adnaeva, Head

Kyrgyz Republic

Health and Other Social Services

Second Health and Social Protection (Cr. 52350-KG, Cr. H8390-KG): The objective is to improve the performance of the Kyrgyz Health sector by: (a) strengthening the capacity of MOH; (b) improving social protection interventions; and (c) building the capacity of the Ministry of Health and health providers to deliver the State Guaranteed Benefits Package (SGBP). Bank Approval completed on 3 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126278. US$ 9.1/7.4/26.1 (IDA Credit/IDA Grant/ZBIL). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Health of Kyrgyz Republic, Togolok Moldo St. 1, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, Tel: (996-312) 663-707, Fax: (996-312) 660-493, E-mail: a_imanbaev@med.kg, Contact: Dinara Sagimbaeva, Minister

Kyrgyz Republic

Industry and Trade

First Programmatic Development Policy Operation (Cr. 52880-KG, Cr. H8690-KG): The objective is to support the Government to: (a) strengthen public finance reforms; (b) sharpen competitiveness and enhance the attractiveness of private investment; and (c) mitigate social risks resulting from the reform program. Bank Approval scheduled for 25 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 25.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Ministry of Finance, 58 Erkindik Boulevard, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, Tel: (996-312) 661-350, Fax: (996-312) 661-645, Contact: Akylbek Japarov, Minister

Kyrgyz Republic

Industry and Trade

Second Development Policy Operation: The objective is to support the Government to strengthen governance in the management of public assets and revenues. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 16 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 30.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Education

Skills Development and Innovation Support Project: The objectives are to: (a) strengthen the quality and relevance of tertiary and technical vocational education to better respond to the needs of the labor market; and (b) improve the innovative capacity of enterprises and research entities through better access to skills, knowledge, finance and technology. Decision Meeting scheduled for 28 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P128378. US$ 24.0 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Energy and Mining

Lukovo Pole Water Regulation and Renewable Energy: The objective is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the national and regional power systems. Decision Meeting scheduled for 31 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P112730. US$ 70.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. ELEM Macedonian Power Plants, 11 Oktomvri 9, 1000 Skopje, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tel: (389-23) 149-166, Fax: (389-23) 149-176, E-mail: nevenka.jakimova.filipovska@elem.com.mk, Contact: Nevenka Jakimova Filipovska, Head of Development Division

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Industry and Trade

(R) Second Macedonia Competitiveness Development Policy Loan: The objectives are to: (a) strengthen the institutional and implementation capacity for FDI attraction and export promotion; (b) introduce reforms that bring about better functional factor markets, especially markets for agricultural land, labor and skills; and (c) introduce reforms that remove sector-specific constraints in key export-oriented sectors. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 27 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 50.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Moldova

Energy and Mining

District Heating Efficiency Improvement: The objective is to assist the newly merged district heating/CHP company to improve the sustainability of its operations and financial viability by: (a) improving the efficiency of its operations; and (b) supporting the resolution of the historical debt stock. Decision Meeting scheduled for 27 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P132443. US$ 20.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required for the identification of investment needs that are currently ongoing under a Swedish trust fund and corporate structure/governance and debt restructuring. Ministry of Economy, Moldova

Moldova

Energy and Mining

District Heating Efficiency Improvement Partial Credit Guarantee: The objective is to assist the newly merged district heating/CHP company to improve the sustainability of its operations and financial viability. Appraisal scheduled for 27 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 80.0/160.0 (GUAR/ZPCO). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Economy, Moldova

Moldova

Health and Other Social Services

Health Transformation Project: The objectives are to: (a) strengthen the health insurance program to reduce the financial burden on the poor; (b) improve services, especially in the hospital sub-sector; (c) improve quality of care; (d) fight NCDs, especially the primary and secondary prevention; and (e) improve human resources for health. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 13 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 30.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Moldova

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Strengthening Public Financial Management (PFM) and Tax Administration: The objective is to strengthen institutions and systems for public finance management and tax administration in Moldova. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 11 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 20.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Montenegro

Energy and Mining

(R) Energy Efficiency Additional Financing: The objective is to improve energy efficiency performance in targeted public sector buildings in order to provide a demonstrated basis for development of a sustainable energy efficiency improvement program in the public sector in Montenegro. Appraisal scheduled for 24 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 6.6 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Economy, Rimski trg 46, 81000, Podgorica, Montenegro, Tel: (382-20) 482-185; 482-446, Fax: (382-20) 234-081, E-mail: info@ee-me.org, Contact: Mr Dragica Sekulic, Deputy Minister

Montenegro

Finance

Financial Sector Policy Based Guarantee: The objective is to support the continued implementation of the financial sector reform agenda (the second in the series of two programmatic development policy operations) started under PFSDPL1. Bank Approval completed on 28 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P130157. US$ 79.2 (GUAR). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Finance, Stanka Dragojevica 2, 81000 Podgorica, Podgorica, Montenegro, Tel: (382-20) 242-835, Fax: (382-81) 224-450, E-mail: mf@mif.gov.me~; Central Bank of Montenegro, Bulevar Svetog Petra Cetinjskog 7, Podgorica, Montenegro, Tel: (381-81) 665-363, Fax: (381-81) 665-362, E-mail: mfo@cb-cg.org, krgoviclj@cb-cg.org~

Montenegro

Finance

Montenegro SEEC Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility APL3: The objective is to help increase access to financial protection from losses caused by climate change and geological hazards to homeowners, farmers enterprise sector and government agencies. Negotiations scheduled for 11 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P127044. US$ 2.5 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Europa RE, Weinbergstrasse 56/58, Zurich, Switzerland, Tel: (41-44) 380-5090, Fax: (41-44) 380-5091, E-mail: heinz.vollenweider@europa-re.com, Contact: Mr. Heinz Vollenweider, Chairman of the Board

Montenegro

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Public Expenditure and Growth Development Policy Loan: The objectives are: (a) fiscal consolidation (to underpin a gradual reduction of the high public debt over the medium term); and (b) business environment reforms to support sustainable economic recovery, competitiveness and growth. Decision Meeting scheduled for 19 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 50.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Finance, Stanka Dragojevica 2, Podgorica, 81000, Montenegro, Tel: (382-20) 243-274, Fax: (382-20) 224-450, E-mail: nemanja.pavlicic@mif.gov.me, Contact: Nemanja Pavlici, Assistant Minister for Budget

Montenegro

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Industrial Waste Management and Cleanup: The objectives are to: (a) reduce the risks to Montenegro’s natural resources and public health from selected industrial waste disposal sites; (b) develop infrastructure for the management of hazardous waste; and (c) strengthen institutional capacity to regulate both hazardous and non-hazardous industrial waste management. Negotiations scheduled for 21 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P122139. US$ 65.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Government of Montenegro, IV Proleterske 19, Podgorica, 81000, Montenegro, Tel: (382-20) 618-250, Fax: (382-20) 618-246, E-mail: danilo.kujovic@epa.org.me, epamontenegro@gmail.com, Contact: Mr. Danilo Kujovic, Spec. of Environmental Protection Advisor

Poland

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(N) Development Policy Loan Growth Under Constrained Fiscal Environment: The objective is to support the Government of Poland’s to accelerate economic growth, while strengthening public finances. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 15 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 600.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Poland

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Second Development Policy Loan (Ln. 82730-PL): The objective is to support reforms in the areas of public financial management and social sectors. Bank Approval completed on 18 June 2013. Signing scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P130459. US$ 1307.8 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Ministry of Finance, ul. Swietokrzyska 12, Warszawa, Poland, Tel: (48-22) 694-5555, Fax: (48-22) 694-4177, E-mail: Michal.Baj@mofnet.gov.pl, Contact: Michal Baj, Director of International Department

Poland

Transportation

(R) Railway Restructuring and Safety: The objective is to improve the efficiency and sustainability of PLK (Polish Railway Infrastructure Company) through strategic staff restructuring and strengthening safety. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 195.4 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. ul. Targowa 74, Warsaw, Poland

Regional

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Drina Flood Protection: The objective is to provide protection against 1-in-100 year flood events to agricultural, residential and industrial interests in the municipalities of Bijeljina, Janja, Gorazde, Foca-Ustikolina and Pale-Praca. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 4 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 17.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Agriculture ETC of RS and FIBH

Regional

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Regional Animal Disease Control: The objective is to help three Central Asian countries (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan) access to regional livestock and dairy markets which are frequently closed to central Asian countries because of their failure to meet sanitary standards. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Regional

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) The European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) East Countries and Russia Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) 2: The objective is to deliver a significant support to good forest governance, sustainable forest management and protection in the ENPI East countries. The loan was signed on 31 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P131138. US$ 11.1 (F7VP). Consulting services to be determined. International Unionfor Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Rue Mauverney 28, 1196 Gland, Switzerland, Tel: (41-22) 999-0316, Fax: (41-22) 999-0002, E-mail: richard.aishton@iucn.org, Contact: Mr. Richard W. Aishton, Program Coordinator; WWF International, 26, Ioan Caragea Voda Street, District 1, Bucharest, Romania, Tel: (021) 317-4996, Fax: (021) 317-4997, E-mail: cbucur@wwfdcp.ro, Contact: Mr. Costel Bucur, Program Coordinator

Regional

Transportation

Central Asia Road Links: The objectives are to: (a) rehabilitate priority road sections in Sugd Oblast (along the Osh-Khujand road corridor); and (b) improve road operations and maintenance practices along the core road network. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 15 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 61.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Regional

Transportation

Second National Road Rehabilitation (Osh-Batken-Isfana): The objective is to scale-up the on-going National Road Rehabilitation Project implemented activities of the road rehabilitation works along the corridor and provide for sector planning and programming for road maintenance activities. Decision Meeting scheduled for 31 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P132270. US$ 45.4 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Transport and Communication, 6/F 42 Isanova Street, Kyrgyz Republic, Tel: (996-312) 900-970/893, Fax: (996-312) 314-378, E-mail: bishkekoshroad@infotel.kg

Regional

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Croatia and Bosnia Herzegovina Nutrient Reduction: The objective is to reduce transboundary pollution in selected hot-spots of the Eastern Adriatic Sea and improve regional capacity for project preparation and environmental monitoring of sensitive areas. Decision Meeting scheduled for 28 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 6.8 (GEFU). Consulting services to be determined. Hrvatske Vode; MOE and Natural Resources; MFTER MUN. MOSTAR

Regional

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

West Balkans Drina River Basin Management: The objective is to enhance more sustainable management of the Drina River basin, balancing interests in hydropower, environmental development and conservation, agriculture, and flood protection. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 31 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 8.0 (GEFU). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Romania

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Health Sector Reform: The objective is to improve the access, quality and efficiency of public health services. Decision Meeting scheduled for 21 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P145174. US$ 325.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Health, 1-3 Cristian Popisteanu, Bucharest, Romania, Tel: (4-021) 307-2641, Fax: (4-021) 307-2587, E-mail: francisc.czobor@ms.ro

Russian Federation

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Forestry Emergency Response (Ln. 81970-RU): The objective is to assist with the emergency response to the forest fires of the summer 2010 with four components: (a) forest fire management; (b) forest institutional support to address legislation policy, governance, forest management planning and capacity building; (c) forest restoration and regeneration; and (d) project management. The loan was signed on 8 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P123923. US$ 40.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology, Pyatnitskaya Ulitsa, 59/19, 115184, Moscow, Russian Federation, Tel: (7-495) 953-3785, Fax: (7-499) 230-8530, E-mail: lesinfor@aha.ru, Contact: Mr. N.V. Maslyakov, Head of the Agency

Russian Federation

Education

(R) Innovative Development of Preschool Education of Sakha (Yakutia): The objective is to improve the access and quality of the early childhood care and education services in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Decision Meeting scheduled for 10 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127405. US$ 117.7 (IBRD). Consultants will be required for an architect’s assistant, permafrost engineer, ECD specialists’ assistant with background in Russia and CIS. Ministry of Education of Sakha (Yakutia), 30 Lenina Avenue, Yakutsk city, Russian Federation, Tel: (7-4112) 422-921, Fax: (7-4112) 424-929, E-mail: nsitni@yandex.ru, Contact: Natalia Sitnikova, Head of General Education Department

Russian Federation

Education

Vocational Education System Development: The objective is to support the modernization of Vocational Education and Training (VET) systems in selected Russian regions to foster their links with national and regional socio-economic development strategies and to pilot innovative ways of engaging the private sector to enhance the labor market relevance of VET systems. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 10 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 400.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Russian Federation

Energy and Mining

(R) Energy Efficiency—GEF: The objective is to support the institutional, regulatory and market barriers facing commercial financing of Energy Efficiency projects across Russia. Negotiations scheduled for 15 September 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P123692. US$ 22.7 (GEFU). Consulting services to be determined. Gazprombank and Ministry of Energy, Russian Energy Agency, Nikitskiy per. 5, Moscow, Russian Federation, Tel: (7-495) 789-9292, E-mail: Ivanov@rosenergo.gov.ru, Contact: Ms. Tatiana Yurlova, First Vice President

Russian Federation

Energy and Mining

Energy Efficiency: The objective is to support the Government in reducing the energy intensity of the economy by 40%, by the year 2020. Negotiations scheduled for 15 September 2014. Environmental Assessment Category F. Project: P122492. US$ 300.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Gazprombank and Ministry of Energy, Russian Energy Agency, Nikitskiy per. 5, Moscow, Russian Federation, Tel: (7-495) 789-9292, E-mail: Ivanov@rosenergo.gov.ru, Contact: Ms. Tatiana Yurlova, First Vice President

Russian Federation

Finance

Export Sector Financial Intermediary Loan: The objective is to support export growth by providing medium and long term working capital and investment finance to Russian industrial exporters. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category F. Project: P126006. US$ 150.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Russian Federation

Finance

Financial Sector Diversification and Strengthening: The objective is to meet financial sector stability standards by: (a) adopting international financial center benchmarks; (b) ensuring G20 risk management role with associated regulatory norms; (c) attracting financial investments; (d) supervisory modernization; and (e) risk monitoring of the Russian financial markets. Appraisal scheduled for 9 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P125305. US$ 50.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Russian Federation

Finance

Microfinance (Ln. 82280-RU): The objective is to assist the Government to develop a sustainable, safe and sound national financial cooperative, and microfinance system that will enhance access to financial services by the poorer and underserved segments of the population, especially in the rural areas. Bank Approval completed on 31 January 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P095554. US$ 20.0 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Ministry of Finance, 9, Ilyinka Street, Moscow, Russian Federation, Tel: (7-495) 913-4406, Fax: (7-495) 913-4531, E-mail: p0237_de@minfin.ru, Contact: S.A. Storchak, Deputy Minister of Finance

Russian Federation

Health and Other Social Services

Social Inclusion through Sports: The objectives are to: (a) develop an integrated system to provide conditions for regular physical training and sports activities for socially disadvantaged groups; and (b) create pilot test for the municipalities of the Russian Federation with a view to further replication throughout the Russian Federation. Negotiations scheduled for 16 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126283. US$ 70.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Sports, Tourism and Youth Policy, Kazakova Street, 18, 105064, Moscow, Russian Federation, Tel: (7-495) 601-9440, Fax: (7-495) 604-6209, E-mail: varaksin@minstm.gov.ru, Contact: Mr. Pavel Varaksin, Lead Expert

Russian Federation

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Integrated Environmental Monitoring: The objective is to improve institutional efficiency of state environmental monitoring authorities and support investments to fill in main gaps of the existing environmental monitoring infrastructure. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P143159. US$ 50.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology, Russian Federation, Tel: (749-9) 254-8266, E-mail: kea@mnr.gov.ru, Contact: Semyon Romanovich Levi, Deputy Minister

Russian Federation

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Public Finance and Financial Sector Modernization: The objective is to strengthen the economic management and oversight of financial risks through policy advice and capacity building in the Ministry of Finance, the Federal Tax Service and sub-national governments. Bank Approval scheduled for 29 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P122998. US$ 50.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Federal Tax Service, Neglinnaya Street 23, Moscow 127381, Russian Federation, Tel: (7-495) 913-0503, Fax: (7-495) 913-0682, E-mail: alo@nalog.ru, Contact: Overchuk Alexei Logvinovich, Deputy Head; Ministry of Finance, 9 Ilyinka Street, Moscow 109097, Russian Federation, Tel: (7-495) 648-1123, Fax: (7-495) 648-1096, E-mail: o2204@minfin.ru, Contact: Andrey Bokarev, Director

Russian Federation

Transportation

National Urban Transport Improvement: The objectives are to: (a) improve the quality and condition of urban transport; and (b) reduce adverse environmental impacts of transport in selected Russian cities through: (i) physical investments, (ii) operational and technological improvements, (iii) legal reforms, and (iv) institutional development. Pre-appraisal scheduled for 15 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P133201. US$ 119.0/9.0 (IBRD/GFIA). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Transport, 1/1, Rozhdestvenka Street, Moscow, Russian Federation, Tel: (7-495) 626-1088, E-mail: asaulna@mintrans.ru, Contact: Mr. Nikolay A. Asaul, Deputy Minister

Russian Federation

Transportation

National Urban Transport Improvement: The objectives are to improve the quality and condition of urban transport and to reduce adverse environmental impacts of transport in selected Russian cities. Pre-appraisal scheduled for 15 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P145582. US$ 9.1 (GEFU). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Russian Federation

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Arctic Environment: The objective is to strengthen Russia’s environmental management systems to deal with growing environmental concerns in the Arctic Zone caused by climate change and increasing human activities. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 8 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 5.5 (GEFU). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Russian Federation

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Arctic Program: The objective is to improve Russia’s environmental management systems to deal with growing pollution and environmental risks in the Arctic Zone caused by climate change and increasing human activities. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 8 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category F. US$ 150.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required for preparation and implementation. Ministry of Economic Development, Russian Federation

Russian Federation

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Hydrometeorological Services Modernization: The objectives are to: (a) increase accuracy and timely delivery of basic weather forecasts, river flow forecasts; and (b) have better client satisfaction based on client satisfaction surveys. Bank Approval scheduled for 17 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P127676. US$ 60.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Russia Hydrometeorological Service, 12, Novovagankovski pereulok GSP-5, Moscow 123995, Russian Federation, Tel: (7-499) 252-1389; 252-1467, Fax: (7-499) 795-2216, E-mail: afrolov@mecom.ru, Contact: Mr. Alexander Frolov, Director

Serbia

Education

(R) Technology Transfer Project: The objective is to enhance elements of the national innovation system to facilitate commercialization of public sector R&D and facilitate Serbia’s competitive positioning in the European research community. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 19 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 7.8 (F7PF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Serbia

Finance

(N) Serbia Deposit Insurance: The objective is to support the recapitalizing and reforming the Deposit Insurance Agency of Serbia (DIA), which is critical to mobilizing savings for higher productive investements and increasing productivity. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Serbia

Finance

Non-Private Enterprise Restructuring Development Policy Loan: The objective is to enhance the contribution of the public enterprise sector to the competitiveness of the Serbian economy. Decision Meeting scheduled for 26 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P127408. US$ 200.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Serbia

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Second Health: The objective is to support the government in enhancing the efficiency of the Serbian health system through improved planning and management, enhanced financial incentives and greater transparency and accountability. Appraisal scheduled for 23 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P129539. US$ 40.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Health, Nemanjina 22-26, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia, Tel: (381-11) 361-4890, Fax: (381-11) 265-6548, E-mail: ep@zdravlje.gov.rs, Contact: Elizabet Paunovic, State Secretary

Serbia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Public Expenditure Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support the Government’s reforms to improve public expenditures management and policy at the central and local government levels. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Serbia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Third Programmatic Development Policy Loan: The objective is to help reduce the size of Serbia’s large public sector by: (a) improving the efficiency of spending in the largest spending sectors; (b) strengthening public expenditure and debt management; and (c) improving social assistance. Bank Approval scheduled for 6 March 2014. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P123065. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Finance and Economy, 20, Kneza Milosa Street, Belgrade, Serbia, Tel: (381-11) 364-2626, Fax: (381-11) 361-8961, E-mail: goran@gov.rs, Contact: Goran Radosavljevic, State Secretary

Serbia

Transportation

Road Management SWAp (Ln. 82550-YF): The objective is to support the rehabilitation/reconstruction to clear the backlog of maintenance programs on the primary and secondary network in Serbia. Bank Approval completed on 26 April 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127876. US$ 100.0/135.5 (IBRD/EUIB). Consultants will be required. Public Enterprise Putevi Srbije, Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra 282, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia Tel/Fax: (381-11) 304-0701, E-mail: office@putevi-srbije.rs, Contact: Mr. Zoran Drobnjak, Director

Tajikistan

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Agricultural Competitiveness: The objective is to increase the productivity, profitability and market access of the Oklaton Oblast farmers. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 26 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 11.0 (IDA Grant). Consulting services to be determined. Project implementation Unit, Tajikistan

Tajikistan

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Second Upland Agricultural Livelihood and Environmental Management-GEF: The objective is to enable rural people in selected uplands to build their productive assets in ways which sustainably increase rural productivity and curtail natural resource degradation. The loan was signed on 11 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P122694. US$ 9.5/5.4 (CSCF/GEFU). Consultants will be required. Committee for Environmental Protection, 5/1, Shamsi Str. Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Tel: (992-37) 236-4058, Fax: (992-37) 236-1353, E-mail: orzuzoda@yahoo.com, Contact: Mr. Talbak Salimov, Chairman

Tajikistan

Education

First Development Policy Operation: The objective is to assist the Government to maintain high growth within a sustainable macroeconomic framework. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 11 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 10.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Tajikistan

Education

Fourth Global Partnership for Education: The objective is to contribute towards improving coverage and quality of pre-school basic education. Bank Approval completed on 22 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 16.2 (FTIE). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Education, 13a Nisor Mukhammad Street, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Tel: (922-37) 221-4605, Fax: (922-37) 221-4360, E-mail: moert.k@maorif.tj, Contact: Rakhmonov Abdujabbor, Minister of Education

Tajikistan

Education

Second Development Policy Operation: The objective is to assist the Government to maintain high growth within a sustainable macroeconomic framework. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 17 September 2014. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 10.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Tajikistan

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Health Results Based Financing (Cr. H8790-TJ): The objective is to improve selected health outcomes (mainly for maternal and child health) through the provision of incentives to primary health care providers, upon achievement of agreed health targets. Bank Approval scheduled for 30 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126130. US$ 15.0/4.8 (IDA Grant/HRBF). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Health, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Tel: (992-372) 221-0673, E-mail: sjobirova53@mail.ru, Contact: Saida Jobirova~

Tajikistan

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Communal Services Development Fund: The objective is to help establish a sustainable financing mechanism to improve communal services in Tajikistan such as water supply and sanitation. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 11 June 2013. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category F. US$ 20.0/15.0 (IDA Credit/EBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Khochagii Manziliu Komunali, 56 N Karabaev Street, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Tel: (992-372) 217-798, E-mail: khmk@tojikiston.com

Turkey

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Basin Management: The objective is to support the implementation of the NBMS and the new water sector reforms. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 15 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 200.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, Ankara, Turkey, Tel: (90-312) 207-5696, E-mail: havci@cob.gov.tr, Contact: Mr. Hanifi Avci

Turkey

Energy and Mining

(R) Energy Sector: The objective is to support and accelerate the implementation of the Government of Turkey’s strategy to reform Turkey’s energy sector in line with the EU energy strategies and priorities. Bank Approval scheduled for 4 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P131921. US$ 14.3 (F7SD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MENR), Inonu Bulvari 27, Bahcelievler, Ankara, Turkey, Tel: (90-312) 213-1124, E-mail: mbecerikli@enerji.gov.tr, Contact: Mr. Ali Murat Becerikli, Department Head

Turkey

Energy and Mining

(R) Gas Sector Development Additional Financing: The objective is to increase the reliability and stability of gas supply in Turkey by: (a) implementing critically needed gas storage and network infrastructure; and (b) support BOTAŞ in developing a gas trading platform and strengthening its operations as a financially stable and commercially managed corporation. Negotiations scheduled for 16 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P133565. US$ 225.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. BOTAS Turkish Pipeline Company, Bilkent Plaza A, II Blok, Bilkent, 06800 ANKARA, Turkey, Tel: (90-312) 297-2018, Fax: (90-312) 266-0733, E-mail: mgazi.dulger@botas.gov.tr, Contact: Mr. Mehmet Gazi Dulger, Project Director

Turkey

Energy and Mining

(R) Partnership for Market Readiness: The objective is to assist Turkey in establishing a market based mechanism for mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. Decision Meeting scheduled for 24 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P126101. US$ 3.4 (PMR). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Ehlibeyt Mah. Ceyhun Atıf Kansu Cad. 1271 Sok. No. 13 06520 Balgat, Ankara, Turkey, Tel: (90-312) 410-1000, Fax: (90-312) 474-0335, E-mail: sebahattin.dokmeci@csb.gov.tr, Contact: Mr. Sebahattin Dokmeci, Head of Department

Turkey

Energy and Mining

Renewable Energy Integration: The objective is to strengthen and expand the transmission system to meet the increasing demand of electricity and to facilitate the integration of large-scale renewable energy generation. Decision Meeting scheduled for 29 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P144534. US$ 300.0/50.0 (IBRD/CCTF). Consultants will be required. Turkish Electicity Transmission Corporation (TEIAS), Inonu Bulvarı No.27 Bahcelievler, Ankara, Turkey, Tel: (90-312) 222-9283, Fax: (90-312) 222-8160, E-mail: kemal.yildir@teias.gov.tr, Contact: Mr. Kemal Yildir, General Manager

Turkey

Energy and Mining

Small and Medium Entreprise Energy Efficiency: The objective is to improve the efficiency of energy use in the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, by scaling-up commercial bank lending for energy efficiency investments. Bank Approval completed on 27 March 2013. Environmental Assessment Category F. US$ 3.6 (GEFU). Consultants will be required by the borrowing FIs, to develop and assess the EE investments to be financed under the project and to provide training for their staff and clients. MENR would also utilize consultants to provide training and disseminate information/training for promoting EE investments for SMEs. Vakif Bank, Camlik Caddesi, Cayir Cimen Sok, No. 2 Floor 6, 1 Levent, Istanbul, Turkey, Tel: (90-212) 316-7500, Fax: (90-312) 455-7690, E-mail: mustafa.turan@vakifbank.com.tr, Contact: Mr. Mustafa Turan, Senior Vice President; Ministry of Energy and Natural Reources General Directorate of Renewable Energy, Inonu Bulvari No. 27 Bahcelievler, Ankara, Turkey, Tel: (90-312) 212-6420/7406, Fax: (90-312) 295-5034, E-mail: mbecerikli@enerji.gov.tr, Contact: Mr. Murat Becerikli, Department Head; Halk Bank, 1.Levent 34330, Istanbukl, Turkey, Tel: (90-312) 289-1780, Fax: (90-212) 340-0944/99, E-mail: recep.gulec@halkbank.com.tr, Contact: Mr. Recep Gulec, Senior Manager; Ziraat Bank, Sisli Maslak Mah. Eskibüyükdere, Caddesi No: 39 B Blok, Kat 4 Maslak, Istanbul, Turkey, Tel: (90-212) 304-3083, Fax: (90-312) 584-4053, E-mail: aksari@ziraatbank.com.tr, Contact: Mr. Kadir Sari, Manager

Turkey

Finance

(R) Third Access to Finance for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) (Ln. 82750-TR): The objective is to broaden and deepen the access of Turkish SMEs to medium- and long-term finance, with a view to expand productive activities and job creation in specific sectors. Bank Approval completed on 26 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category F. Project: P130864. US$ 300.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. T. C. Ziraat Bankasi A.S. (Ziraat Bank), Ataturk Bulvari No. 8, Ankara, Turkey, Tel: (90-312) 584-2000, Contact: Mr. Hüseyin Aydın, General Manager

Turkey

Industry and Trade

(R) Competitiveness and Savings Development Policy Loan (Ln. 82640-TR): The objective is to support equitable growth, competitiveness and job creation over the medium term. Signing scheduled for 30 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P127787. US$ 800.0 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Ministry of Treasury, Inonu Bulvari 36, Emek, Ankara, Turkey, Tel: (90-312) 204-6000, Fax: (90-312) 212-8737, E-mail: hazine@hazine.gov.tr, Contact: Ongun Elvan, Undersecretary

Turkey

Industry and Trade

Fifth Export Finance Intermediation: The objective is to provide medium and long-term financing for exporters while the economy is recovering from the global crisis. Bank Approval completed on 17 March 2011. Environmental Assessment Category F. Project: P121743. US$ 300.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Turkiye Sinai Kalkinma Bankasi (TSKB), Meclisi Mebusan Cad. No 81, Istanbul, Turkey, Tel: (90-212) 334-5050, Fax: (90-212) 334-5234, E-mail: beskoko@tskb.com.tr, Contact: Mr. Orhan Beskok, Executive Vice President

Turkey

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Sustainable Cities: The objective is to shift municipal planning visions several years into the future for cities that are striving to be sustainable. It encourages cities to avoid the "lock-in" effect of unplanned development and investments that will have high energy and green house gas emission costs over time. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category F. US$ 300.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Iller Bank, Yeni Ziraat Mahali, 14 Sokak, Diskapi, Ankara, Turkey, Tel: (90-312) 384-6126, Fax: (90-312) 341-2071, E-mail: h.atasoy@ilbank.gov.tr

Ukraine

Energy and Mining

District Heating Energy Efficiency: The objective is to improve energy efficiency of selected Ukrainian district heating utilities and increase their quality of service. Pre-appraisal scheduled for 26 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P132741. US$ 250.0/50.0 (IBRD/CCTF). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities, Ukraine, Tel: (380-50) 310-5212, Contact: Mr. Alipov

Ukraine

Energy and Mining

Partnership for Market Readiness: The objectives are to: (a) support building the market readiness components; (b) pilot, test and sequence new concepts for market instruments; (c) support Ukraine’s participation in the PMR platform that enables policy makers to share experiences and information regarding elements of market readiness; and (d) share lessons learned. First Grant Funding Request Approval scheduled for 30 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 5.4 (PMR). Consulting services to be determined. State Environmental Investment Agency, 35 Urytskogo St. Kyiv, Ukraine, Tel: (380-44) 594-9111, Fax: (380-44) 594-9115, E-mail: info.neia@gmail.com, Contact: Mr. Koval Mikhail Ivanovich, Head of International Relations Department

Ukraine

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Second Social Assistance Modernization: The objective is to improve the efficiency and equity of Ukraine’s social safety net through a fiscally sustainable expansion and strengthening of the well targeted programs and down scaling those that have the low targeting accuracy. Decision Meeting scheduled for 23 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P128344. US$ 300.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Social Policy, 8/10 Esplanade Blvd. Ukraine, Tel: (380-44) 289-5448, Fax: (380-44) 289-0098, Contact: Vyacheslav Kolomiets, Deputy Minister

Ukraine

Health and Other Social Services

Oblast Health Sector Reform Project: The objectives is improve health services’ quality and efficiency by: (a) scaling-up prevention and control of Non Communicable Diseases; (b) right-sizing and restructuring hospitals and secondary ambulatory services; and (c) improve the governance structure, towards greater autonomy and accountability for results. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 5 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 300.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Ukraine

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Second Urban Infrastructure: The objectives are to support: (a) municipal investments in water and sewerage in selected municipalities in Ukraine; (b) pilot solid waste investment project; and (c) increase energy efficiency of utilities’ operations. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 25 June 2013. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 300.0/50.0 (IBRD/CCTF). Consultants will be required for preparation and implementation phases. Ministry of Construction, Architecture and Housing and Communal Services, Ukraine

Uzbekistan

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Horticulture Development Pilot: The objective is to realize the potential for greater economic returns from the fruit and vegetable value chain through improving: (a) policy enabling environment; (b) access to credit; (c) post harvest handling and processing; (d) research and outreach; and (e) quality and food safety to penetrate new, higher value markets. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 4 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 100.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, 4 Navoy Street, Tashkent 700004, Uzbekistan, Tel: (998-71) 141-2692, Fax: (998-71) 141-2574

Uzbekistan

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

South Karakalpakstan Water Resources Improvement: The objective is to improve water management by: (a) rehabilitating and developing irrigation infrastructure; (b) introducing more rational water management; and (c) enhancing the capacity of irrigation and drainage institutions. Negotiations scheduled for 1 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127764. US$ 220.4 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, 4, Navoiy Street, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Tel: (998-71) 241-0042, Fax: (998-71) 244-2397, E-mail: piu-diwip@buzton.com, Contact: B. A. Yusupov, PIU Director

Uzbekistan

Education

Education Support Project: The objectives are to: (a) improve access to quality preschool education; and (b) enhance conditions for better learning outcomes in general secondary education. Negotiations scheduled for 5 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 49.9 (EFAS). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Uzbekistan

Education

Early Childhood Education: The objectives are to: (a) to increase access to higher education services; (b) enhance the quality and relevance of higher education; and (c) strengthen the institutional capacity of Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education Counterparts. Decision Meeting scheduled for 18 March 2014. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 40.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Public Education, 5 Mustaqillik Maydoni Street, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Tel: (998-71) 239-1310, Fax: (998-71) 239-1934, E-mail: info@uzedu.uz

Uzbekistan

Energy and Mining

(N) District Heating Rehabilitation and Energy Efficiency Project: The objectives are to support: (a) the reconstruction of heat production facilities; (b) networks; and (c) in-house heating systemsin Andijan and Chirchik. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 150.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Uzbekistan

Energy and Mining

Electricity Distribution Rehabilitation: The objective is to rehabilitate electricity distribution substation systems in selected areas of Uzbekistan to improve their efficiency and reduce losses. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 20 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 200.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Uzbekenergo, 6, Khorezm Street, Tashkent 100000, Uzbekistan, Tel: (998-71) 233-9821/9889, Fax: (998-71) 236-2700, E-mail: sjsc@uzpak.uz, Contact: Mr. Batirjan Teshabaev, Chairman

Uzbekistan

Energy and Mining

Energy Efficiency Industrial Enterprises Additional Financing: The objective is to increase energy savings and productivity through the implementation of energy efficiency (EE) measures in industrial enterprises in Uzbekistan. Bank Approval completed on 26 April 2013. Environmental Assessment Category F. US$ 100.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Economy, Uzbekistanskiy Ave. 45-A, Tashkent, 100003, Uzbekistan, Tel: (998-71) 232-6497, Fax: (998-71) 232-6372, E-mail: uzeef4745@gmail.com, Contact: Mr. Ulugbek Abdullaev, Director of the Project Coordination Unit; Uzpromstroy Bank, 3, Shahrisabzkaya Street, Tashkent 100000, Uzbekistan, Tel: (998-71) 120-3604, Fax: (998-71) 233-3426, E-mail: Tulyaganov.k@gmail.com, uzpromstroybank@gmail.com, Contact: Mr. Kudrat Tulyaganov, PIU Manager, Uzpromstroy Bank; State Joint-Stock, 67 Nukus Street, Tashkent 100015, Uzbekistan, Tel: (998-71) 120-8248, Fax: (998-71) 120-8166, E-mail: a.kim@asakabank.com, ifiteam@asakabank.com, Contact: Mr. Aleksey Kim, PIU Manager, Asaka Bank; Hamkor Bank, 85, Babur Street, Andijan 170119, Uzbekistan, Tel: (998-74) 224-7091/7688, Fax: (998-74) 224-7531, E-mail: suhrob250573@mail.ru, u.soliev@hamkorbank.uz, Contact: Mr. Suhrob Holmuradov, PIU Manager, Hamkor Bank

Uzbekistan

Energy and Mining

Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change Mitigation: The objective is to increase the productivity and financial and environmental sustainability of agriculture as well as the profitability of agribusiness in the project area. Bank Approval completed on 29 January 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127486. US$ 12.7 (GEFU). Consultants will be required. Rural Restructuring Agency, Street Kari Niyazi 39, Uzbekistan Tel/FaxL (998-712) 371-657, E-mail: resp_sks_uz@slider.sks.uz, Contact: Mr. Nasriddin Najimov, General Director

Uzbekistan

Finance

Second Rural Enterprise Support Additional Financing: The objective is to increase the productivity and financial and environmental sustainability of agriculture. Bank Approval completed on 11 September 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 40.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, 39 B Kari Niyazova Street, Tashkent, Uzbekistan Tel/Fax: (998-712) 371-657, E-mail: resp@sks.uz, Contact: Mr. Nasriddin Najimov, General Director

Uzbekistan

Health and Other Social Services

Health System Improvement Project Additional Financing: The objectives are to: (a) help finance the costs associated with the scaling-up of activities initiated under the original credit; and (b) fully cover the seven remaining regions in the country which could not be included in the original project due to insufficient IDA allocation in 2010. Bank Approval completed on 7 March 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P133187. US$ 93.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Ministry of Health, 12 Navoi Street, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Tel: (998-71) 139-1954, E-mail: office@jpib.uz, Contact: Djamshed Djabriyev, Executive Director

Uzbekistan

Transportation

(N) Pap-Angren Railway: The objective is to support the construction of a new single track railway line between Pap and Angreen to enhance the economic importance of the Ferghana valley and its connectivity with other main economic development areas within Uzbekistan and other potential regions of economic importance outside Uzbekistan. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 11 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Uzbekistan

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Alat-Karakul Water Supply (Cr. 51890-UZ): The objective is to improve the level of service in terms of safety, coverage, quality, reliability and efficiency as well as the sustainability of the water supply services in the two districts. Signing scheduled for 18 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P118197. US$ 82.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Uzkommunhizmat, 45a Uzbekistanskaya Av. Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Tel: (998-7165) 224-3833, E-mail: ukh@uzkommunhizmat.uz, Contact: Mr. Uktur Khalmuhamedov, General Director

Uzbekistan

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Water Supply and Sanitation Adjustable Program Loan: The objective is to support the Government’s urban and rural WSS infrastructure projects and sector strategy infrastructure, while supporting sector policy-making and planning, capacity building and institutional reform. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 12 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Uzkommunhizmat, 45a Uzbekistanskaya Av. Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Tel: (998-7165) 224-3833, E-mail: ukh@uzkommunhizmat.uz, Contact: Mr. Uktur Khalmuhamedov, General Director




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