BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 24. The World Bank (WB) approved a $45 million IDA grant to improve access of Tajikistan's rural population to safe water supply services, Trend reports via press service of the World Bank.
The implementation of this project will help about 250,000 people in the Balkhi and Dusti districts of Tajikistan's poorest Khatlon region to get access to safe water.
"Only 55 percent of Tajikistan's population has access to safely managed water supply services, which is the lowest share in Central Asia," the WB said.
Since 1996, Tajikistan has received more than $2.4 billion in IDA grants. The World Bank Group is dedicated to extending its assistance to Tajikistan's development.