CLIENT: Asian Development Bank
The consulting service assignment helps prepare the national feasibility study (NFS) report in form and substance required by the prevailing regulations of the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan (the Government) the ensuing financial intermediary loan to the Republic of Uzbekistan for the Horticulture Value Chain Development Project (the project).
The project will provide a loan to the Republic of Uzbekistan to channel through qualified participating financial institutions (PFI’s) who will onlend to horticulture-related farmers and businesses for fixed asset investments such as intensive orchards, cold storages, processing and packaging equipment. The project will address the critical constraint—lack of long term resources in the Uzbekistan banking system. Since horticulture sector has high value produces, the project will contribute significantly to creating sustainable enterprises, increasing employment, and improving household income.