Uzbekistan: Integrated Urban Development Project


The proposed project will support inclusive, resilient, and sustainable urban infrastructure and services in four secondary cities (Djizzak, Havast, Khiva, and Yangiyer) experiencing low livability and lagging growth exacerbated by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. It will demonstrate integrated and innovative solutions, and strengthen institutional capacity for "building back better". These measures will (i) enhance livability for residents and visitors, including persons with disabilities; (ii) support green and resilient economic recovery targeting women; (iii) accelerate digital transformation, particularly in the tourism and water sectors; and (iv) increase the quality, coverage, efficiency, and reliability of urban services. The project supports the government's national development strategy, 2022-2026, which aims to accelerate growth and reduce poverty through improved urbanization and balanced regional development.

Expected Outcome

Access to inclusive, resilient, and sustainable urban services in secondary cities enhanced.

Expected Outputs

  • Inclusive municipal and tourist infrastructure and services provided.
  • Climate-resilient drinking water, sanitation, and solid waste services enhanced with smart systems.
  • Urban governance, institutional capacity, and livelihood support strengthened.

Project Types

Grant, Loan


Funding AgencyAmount (USD millions)Notes
Asian Development Bank 59
Other Fund Sources 0.5 High Level Technology Fund (HLTF)
Government of Uzbekistan 8.65
Total 68.15