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World Bank to give US$10 mln to Kyrgyzstan for water supply project.

The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors on Tuesday approved US$10 million Second Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Project. US$10 million include US$4.5 million grant from the International Development Association and US$5.5 million loan from IDA (maturity - 40 years, grace - 10 years). The Second Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Project in the Kyrgyz Republic will improve access to potable water in Kyrgyz communities and help to improve hygiene and sanitation in rural areas.The Parliament of Kyrgyzstan will have to ratify the agreement on water supply for rural areas in Issyk-Kul, Naryn and Talas oblasts and then work will start, said Nurmamat Mullakeldiev, Director of the Rural Water Supply Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Processing Industry during session of Ak Jol parliamentary faction today.He said that the Asian Development Bank allocated US$30 million for the first tender on May 7, where 20 villages of Batken, Osh and Chui oblasts will take part. The remaining 15 villages will be eligible to take part in tender after environmental examination.Projects of 290 villages are ready now. However, only those villages able to comply with the terms set between the Government and ADB will be eligible to apply for water supply project. "There are certain criteria and villages should meet them, if they wish to participate in the project," Nurmamat Mullakeldiev explained.

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Date:Apr 22, 2009
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