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Project Implementation Unit pays a visit to Namangan region

On April 10-11, the working group for the implementation of the Rural Infrastructure Development Project under the Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction of the Republic of Uzbekistan, with the financial support of the World Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, visited some districts of the Namangan region.
The project implementation group, headed by Z. Urakov, director the project implementation unit, got acquainted with water management projects and the processes of their implementation. The main purpose of this visit was to study existing international investment projects in the region and their benefits for the population, as well as to consider effective ways to organize community mobilization and work with appeals.
In particular, the specialists of the Rural Infrastructure Development project visited the Uychi and Kasansay districts of the Namangan region and got acquainted with the project of the International Secretariat for Water on the provision of clean drinking water, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, became interested in technical capabilities, operation and maintenance, as well as long-term plans project, received answers to some questions about the upcoming project activities.
During the visit, they directly got acquainted with the water supply in houses and other conditions for the population. The visit was really useful for the specialists of the project implementation team, served as a comprehensive experience for the implementation of water-related sub-projects, especially in Jizzakh and Syrdarya regions.

Online workshop on the results of mobilisation in Bakhmal district

On 2 April, Brigitta Bode, a WB international consultant, conducted another online workshop for qishloq facilitators and engineers of Jizzakh and Syrdarya regions. This online training was aimed at reviewing and discussing the results of the mobilization work carried out in Bakhmal district, Jizzakh region.

First subproject tender to announce

The Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction, with the support of the World Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, is implementing the Rural Infrastructure Development Project. It will improve basic social infrastructure in more than 300 villages in the Andijan, Fergana, Namangan, Jizzak and SyrDarya regions.
Currently, within the framework of the implementation of the Rural Infrastructure Development Project, the first tender for the sub-project for the selection of the project organization for the preparation of the feasibility study and the Working Project (WP) for the construction of a model design school for 264 seats in Sohil MCA of Pakhtaabad district, Andijan region has been announced.
The design specifications and conditions for bidders are given below.

http://tender.mc.uz

http://dxarid.uz

Online seminar on labor rights with the participation of project specialists

International Labor Organization (ILO) Specialist Oksana Lipcanu and Niyazmetova Gulrukh Kuralovna, Chief labor inspector of the State Labour Inspectorate, Mininstry of Employment and Labour Relations of the Republic of Uzbekistan conducted an online workshop on March 26th, 2021 for environmental and social safeguards specialists, qishloq facilitators and engineers of the RID Project. World Bank Representatives also attended the workshop.

The main purpose of the event is to inform the participants of the workshop on labor rights, the conventions of the ILO in Uzbekistan as well as forced labor and its indicators.

Experts answered the questions of the seminar participants with examples from their work.
At the end of the workshop Niyazmetova Gulrukh Kuralovna, Chief labor inspector of the State Labour Inspectorate, Mininstry of Employment and Labour Relations of the Republic of Uzbekistan, shared recommendations and hotline telephone numbers. In turn, all participants expressed their gratitude to the organizers for a meaningful and useful seminar.

The next online training on Due diligence report

On 23 March, the PIU Environmental and Social safeguards specialists jointly conducted another online training for regional environmental and social safeguards specialists (on what?). During this training, the processes of preparation and submission of a due diligence report were discussed. They also exchanged views on the procedure and importance of completing special forms of environmental screening conducted by Qishloq facilitators and engineers.

Information on the disbursement of funds within the framework of the project

Component 1b: supporting local government capacity, communication and public relations, citizen engagement - 3.4 thousand USD
Component 2: Project management, monitoring and evaluation, and capacity building - 84.4 thousand USD.

Diary of community mobilization processes

SCHEDULE of Qishloq Development Plan preparation in 8 MCAs in Bakhmal District, Jizzakh Region:

1. 17/03/2021(11:00 -15:00) - Madaniyat, Molguzar
2. 18/03/2021(11:00 -15:00) - Uzunbuloq, Oykor
3. 23/03/2021(11:00 -15:00) - Bakhmal, Sangzor
4. 25/03/2021(11:00 – 15:00) - Muzbuloq, Temirkadam

Visit of the "Rural infrastructure Development " project implementation unit to…

On 11 March 2021, qishloq facilitators and engineers of the interregional project implementation unit for the Jizzakh and Syrdarya regions paid a visit to the Temirkadam MCA, Bakhmal region to develop a seasonal calendar. The meeting was attended by the members of temporary mahalla development unit and community participatory monitoring group alongside with representatives from low-income families.

Purpose of the visit is to develop "Seasonal calendar" and determine existing agricultural land, employment rate, and types of seasonal work on the territory of the Temirkadam MCA.

During the meeting, the participants identified the agricultural lands of this area, a table of seasonal work and income.

Online training on grievance redress mechanism

On March 10, environmental and social safeguards specialists from the project implementation unit conducted another online training for regional environmental and social safeguards specialists on grievance redress mechanism within the Project.

Community mobilization in progress in “Uzunbulok”, “Temirkadam”, “Madaniyat” an…

On March 10, another visit was made by Qishloq facilitators and engineers of the interregional project implementation unit for the Jizzakh and Syrdarya regions, to Uzunbulok, Temirkadam, Madaniyat MCAs as well as the Oykor Rural citizens’ assembly of the Bakhmal district, Jizzakh region to continue the process of community mobilization.

The purpose of the visit was to conduct education and health analyzes in the above-mentioned MCAs and RCA.

In the first part of the event, the participants discussed education issues. After that, the participants were grouped (women and men) in two for health analysis. They shared their views on the main diseases and problems that arise in their area, their consequences, the impact on children, the frequency of occurrence and proposals for their solution. As a result of these analyzes, data on education and health were compiled alongside with a table of existing problems, on the basis of which, with the help of the local population, the causes of problems in the MCA and RCA data were identified.