Outcomes of the implementation of the Village Investment Project (VIP-3) for 2019 under IDA and KfW

On February 16, 2015, negotiations were held between the official delegation of the Kyrgyz Republic and the International Development Association (IDA) to discuss the financing of the Village Investment Project (VIP-3).


Following the fulfillment of all obligations on the part of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Project became operational on February 26, 2016. The World Bank Project Appraisal Documentation sets out a time frame for its implementation until November 30, 2020.

The objective of the Third Village Investment Project is to increase the capacity of local self-government bodies (LSGB) and communities to jointly plan the development process and improve access to reliable infrastructure in target communities. VIP-3 through IDA is implemented in 4 oblasts of the Kyrgyz Republic: Chuy, Talas, Issyk-Kul and Naryn. All 266 ayil aimaks (AA) in these 4 oblasts have the right to strengthen the capacity and have access to training.

In 2019, work was carried out to complete social mobilization and capacity building in the framework of Cycle 2. Based on the outcome of these activities, in April 2019, meetings of Oblast Contest Commissions were held to select subprojects and microprojects for implementation, where 201 AAs participated, submitting 188 subproject and 193 microproject proposals. In order to increase transparency and eliminate mechanical errors when calculating points, the process of oblast contests was fully automated and broadcasted in real time on the site vip3.aris.com. It is also worth noting that the final points of the contests were broadcasted on the site immediately in the process of evaluating at the contest, what eliminates the risk of any impact on the results.

As a result of oblast contests, within the framework of Cycle 2, 14 subprojects and 30 microprojects were selected, that began implementation in the second half of 2019. Their completion is planned for the end of 2020.

Furthermore, as part of Cycle 3, in June, social mobilization and capacity-building activities were launched. Interested 231 AAs of 4 oblasts of the republic took part in the mobilization activities. At the end of these activities, in March 2020, it is planned to hold meetings of Oblast Contest Commissions, at which AAs will be determined for the implementation of investments.

Another donor of the VIP-3 project is the German Development Bank (KfW)

Project objective: to improve access for the poor in the project regions in rural areas to economic and social infrastructure.

The purpose of the associated activities: to contribute to improving local self-government, preventing conflicts and mitigating their consequences in the 3 southern oblasts of the Kyrgyz Republic: Batken, Jalal-Abad and Osh.

According to the signed framework agreements for Cycle 2, last year, the number of subprojects and microprojects in the southern oblasts is as follows:

Oblast

Number of MPs

Number of SPs

Batken

8

2

Jalal-Abad

6

4

Osh

10

4

Total:

24

10

 
During the reporting period, as part of the II cycle of the Project, out of 24 MPs, 23 microprojects were completed and put into operation by the Acceptance Board for the balance of ayil okmotu (AO). By type, completed MPs consist of FAPs - 7, schools - 5, cultural center - 1, mini-football fields - 4, kindergartens - 3, power transmission lines - 3.

1 MP “Construction of the FAP” is 90 % complete, the hand-over date is February 15, 2020.

Among the 10 approved SPs 1 subproject “Paving the road between 3 villages” in Nookat raion of Osh oblast was completed. Contracts were signed for 5 SPs on January 15, 2020, and 4 SPs were completed by the design institute, namely the geo-referencing of DDE, currently DDE is being coordinated with the Raion Department of Architecture and an opinion is being obtained from the Raion Fire Service. The planned start date for the implementation of these subprojects is March 1, 2020, and the planned completion date is November 30, 2020.

According to the project implementation plan, during the reporting period, trainings were held on the topic: harmonized procedures of procurement of goods, works and services and joint monitoring and evaluation of MPs, in which 212 people took part.