Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.24 /Trend A.Hasanov/
More than $60 million was sent to projects of reconstruction of water supply and sanitation in Azerbaijan in 2011, Azersu (water operator) said on Friday.
"Some 20.22 million manat was allocated from the state budget to pay for a stake of the Azerbaijani government in these projects. $35 million through the loans from international financial institutions (World Bank, Asian Development Bank, the German development bank KfW) were allocated to finance the project." the statement said.
Works on reconstruction of water and sewerage systems in Ganja, Sheki, Shamakhi, Gabala, Agdash and Goychay were implemented at the expense of these funds.
The first phase of work in Sheki was completed, and the start of works on construction of water mains, water-supply sources and reservoirs in Ganja were started since Sept. 2011in the frame of KfW project Program 2 of open communal infrastructure.
The first phase of work is also completed in Agdash and Goychay in the frame of Urban water supply and sewerage project of ADB.
Reconstruction of water supply and sanitation in Shamakhi, Gabala, Sabirabad and Saatli regions is provided in the frame of a National water supply and sewerage services project of WB.
In this regard, the first stage of work providing the construction of reservoirs, water diversion and dams to protect against landslides and floods, etc. has already been completed in Shamakhi.
The work in Gabala is started in April 2011 and 6 artesian wells has already been drilled, water pipelines from the wells is laid, the work on the construction of two warehouses, transformer substation and the laboratory building is being implemented
Tender was announced to determine the contractors in Saatli and Sabirabad.
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