Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 13 / Trend, V. Zhavoronkova/
The World Bank started implementing the second water supply project in Dushanbe, which will improve the public service delivery to the residents of the Tajik capital, the organization reported.
The project is aimed at further improving the quality of water in Dushanbe and strengthening the capacity of municipal water service utility.
The project launch ceremony was held in Dushanbe on Dec. 8, co-hosted by the World Bank, Municipality of Dushanbe and SUE "Dushanbe Vodokanal."
The intermediary objective of this $19 million project is to provide technical assistance to improve management, operational and technical knowledge within the "Dushanbe Vodokanal," which would set this utility enterprise on a path of improved compliance, customer service and financial viability.
Through this assistance, the project aims to ensure tangible improvement in the quality, delivery and efficiency of potable water services to its main targeted beneficiaries - the people of Dushanbe.
The project is funded with a $16 million grant by the International Development Association (IDA) and with a $3 million co-financing credit by the Municipality of Dushanbe, and will be implemented over a 5-year period.