5 water treatment facilities may start operating in Azerbaijani districts by late 2018
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 1
By Azad Hasanli - Trend:
Five water treatment facilities may start operating in Azerbaijan by the end of the year, a source in the Azerbaijani government told Trend June 1.
The construction of facilities is carried out by the Azerbaijan Amelioration and Water Management OJSC as part of the Second National Water Supply and Sanitation Project (NWSSP 2) jointly with the World Bank (WB), according to the source.
The source noted that the Azerbaijan Amelioration and Water Management OJSC completed construction of water treatment facilities in Lerik, Yardimli and Jalilabad districts, and started testing them. Two other facilities - in Siyazan and Shabran districts - are still under construction, but the construction work should be completed before the end of the year, the source said.
The NWSSP 2 was approved by the WB Board of Directors in 2008. The total cost of the project is $410 million, $260 million of which accounts for the bank. The project is aimed at improving the quality of water supply in Azerbaijani districts. It is expected that the project will be completed Dec. 31, 2018.
Presently, $365.16 million out of $410 million have been allocated for the project’s implementation.
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