IDB to allocate loan to Uzbekistan for sewerage system rehabilitation
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Dec. 18 / Trend D. Azizov /
The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Board of Directors approved a loan worth $35.4 million to for a project to rehabilitate the sewerage system in Tashkent, the mayor's office reported.
The project involves reconstructing the main buildings of the capital's metropolitan sewage system, such as the Salar and Bozsu aeration stations and Bektimir sewage treatment facilities. Complex pumping stations and chemical and bacteriological laboratories will be installed.
A worn-out pump equipment at the largest sewage pumping station in Uzbekistan was replaced with modern submersible pumps and an automated control system produced by the Swedish Flygt. A new generation aeration system was also launched at urban aeration stations. They improve the quality of biological waste water cleaning and reduce energy costs.
Uzbekistan became a member of the IDB in 2003. The bank has provided Uzbekistan with loans amounting to about $150 million. Uzbekistan plans to draw $160 million in IDB loan funds for the implementation of development projects in health, education, power engineering and private entrepreneurship support in 2007-2009.