Residents of apartment buildings in Khujand will not have drinking water supply problems in 2011

 

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November 10, 2009

 

 

KHUJAND - The Khujand Water Supply Improvement Project Phase II has been launched in Khujand, the capital of the Sughd province.


Speaking in an interview with Asia-Plus, the project implementation unit (PIU) director Muzaffar Ikromov said that a total cost of the project was €6 million.


The project is a second phase following the Khujand Water Supply Improvement Project Phase I which comprised water supply priority investments.  Phase I is almost fully implemented.


The Khujand Water Supply Improvement Project Phase II would fund additional water supply improvements, including continuation of the network rehabilitation program, rehabilitation and capacity increase of the existing pumping stations, procurement of machinery and equipment and continuation of the metering program.  In addition to the physical investments, the project comprises institutional development.


The project is financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).


“30,000 Swiss electricity meters will be installed at residential buildings free of charge under the Khujand Water Supply Improvement Project; of them, 12,614 were already installed within the framework of the Khujand Water Supply Improvement Project Phase I,” said Ikromov, “Besides, 10 new blowing wells will be drilled.”


In 2011, residents of apartment buildings will not have drinking water supply problems, the PIU director said.