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[December 09, 2013]
ADB allocates US$42 to improve water supply in Ferghana region [UzDaily (Uzbekistan)]
(UzDaily (Uzbekistan) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved allocation of loan to the Government of Uzbekistan for US$42 million.
The resources will be used for implementation of the Water Supply and Sanitation Services Investment Program - Tranche 4, which will cover Ferghana region. The cost of the project is US$52.5 million and the Government of Uzbekistan will issue US$10.5 million to this project.
The loan was issued within the multitranche financing facility on improving water supply for 2009-2018. This is the fourth tranche within the multitranche financing facility for US$300 million, approved in 2009.
The resources of the fourth tranche will be used to modernize water supply system of Ferghana and Margilan.
The ADB adopted decision to issue US$300 million to implement a programme on improving water supply in rural areas of Uzbekistan in September 2009. Total cost of the project is US$375 million, of which US$75 million issued by the Government of Uzbekistan.
The ADB allocated the first tranche at the size of US$60 million in October 2009. The funds were issued to project on modernization of Damkhodja water source and water supply system with the cost of US$75 million.
The first tranche was directed to improve water supply and distribution systems in Damkhodja and 11 district centres in Bukhara and Navoi provinces, as well as upgrading a wastewater treatment plant and sewerage systems in Surkhandarya province.
The second tranche for US$140 million was issued in 2010. The resources were used to modernize water supply systems in four cities of Ferghana region – Andijan, Margilan, Kokand and Ferghana, as well as reconstruction of Rishtan water channel.
The size of the third tranche is US$58 million and it was issued in the end of 2011. The resources were issued to improve water supply and sewerage systems of Khorem region, Jizzakh region and Karakalpakstan.
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