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Announcement on information disclosure and public consultation on environmental and social framework for the “Electricity Sector Transformation and Resilient Transmission” (ESTART) project
  • 31.03.2021
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  Pursuant to the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan No. PP-4937 dated 28.12.2020 "About measures on realization of the Investment program of the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2021-2023". The Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan has requested the World Bank (WB) to support reforms in the energy sector.

  The Government of Uzbekistan has requested the World Bank’s (WB) support to the energy sector reforms.

  The objective of the Electricity Sector Transformation and Resilient Transmission (ESTART) project is to support the establishment of a modern transmission company and improve the capacity and reliability of the power transmission system to integrate large scale renewable energy sources.

  The ESTART project includes the modernization of the transmission sector and grid as well as commercialization of the JSC National Electric Company of Uzbekistan (NES) as the backbone to ensure the reliability of the electricity supply in Uzbekistan.

  The ESTART project will be implemented by the NES under the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan (MoE) through financing support and technical assistance from the WB.

  The ESTART project will consist of the four components: (a) Digitalization of the electricity transmission sector, (b) Power grid strengthening and renewable energy integration, (c) NES institutional development and project implementation support, and (d) Electricity market development.

  The ESTART project will foresee rehabilitation and upgrade of the existing obsolete 22 substations and construction of a new 500 kV substation with related 500kV and 220kV overhead lines for interconnecting the substation to the National Transmission Grid.

  With this actual announcement, the NES intends to publicly disclose the following draft Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) documents that have been prepared in line with the ESTART project.

  - Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF)

  - Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF)

  - Labor Management Procedure (LMP), and

  - Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP).

  The public consultation meeting(s) with regards to the project ESF is/are tentatively scheduled for April 6 - 8, 2021.

 

⇒  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY TO RESETTLEMENT POLICY FRAMEWORK

⇒  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY TO ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK

⇒  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY TO STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT PLAN

⇒  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY TO LABOR MANAGEMENT PROCEDURES

⇒  Environmental and Social Management Framework

⇒  Environment and Social Management Plan (Substation "Koltsevaya")

⇒  LABOR MANAGEMENT PROCEDURES

⇒  RF (Resettlement Framework)

⇒  STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT PLAN

⇒  Environment and Social Management Plan (Substation "Tashkent" 500 kV)

⇒  ENVIRONMENTAL and SOCIAL COMMITMENT PLAN (ESCP)

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