Drinking water supplies discussed in Dushanbe
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 2 / Trend V. Zhavoronkova/
The second meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Coordination Council (IMCC) on drinking water supply took place at the Tajik Ministry for Land Reclamation and Water Resources (LRWR) in Dushanbe on March 2, Asia-Plus reported.
The representatives from the relevant ministries and agencies, donor organizations and financial institutions involved in the development of water supply and sanitation (WSS) sector attended the meeting.
The objective of the meeting was to discuss the proposals for simplified administrative procedures in the sphere of drinking WSS systems construction, enhanced institutional structure for governance and management, as well as some proposals on economic policy in drinking WSS sector.
The discussed proposals will be submitted to the Tajik Government for further decisions, following the needed concurrence with involved ministries and agencies.
The Inter-Ministerial Coordination Council was established on an initiative of the Ministry of Land Reclamation and Water Resources and through support of the Tajik Government, and in cooperation with SDC-funded "Tajikistan Water Supply and Sanitation" project (TajWSS) implemented by the UNDP and Oxfam in Tajikistan.
Tajikistan Water Supply and Sanitation Project (TajWSS) is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and implemented by Oxfam in partnership with UNDP in Tajikistan. TajWSS was launched in June 2009 and is aimed to create favorable conditions for rural communities to access clean drinking water, as well as developing and strengthening water supply sector sustainability.