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Study for Sustainable Rural Water Supply System in the Southern Khatlon Oblast (Tajikistan)


Titre : Study for Sustainable Rural Water Supply System in the Southern Khatlon Oblast (Tajikistan)

Pays : Tajikistan

Durée : 2007 – 2009

Tajikistani population is about 70 percent rural, with less than half living in regions having adequate waterworks (source : the Tajikistani National Development Strategy (NDS), 2007). Part of the reason for this is that the economic breakdown and civil war that followed independence badly damaged existing facilities, leaving 30 percent in malfunctioning condition. As a result, many rural inhabitants use unsanitary river and irrigation water for drinking, leading to outbreaks of infectious disease. Considering these conditions, the government of Tajikistan made environmental sustainability as one of the seven key areas in 2007 to 2015 NDS, which includes making safe drinking water available in urban and rural areas. Focus areas of the project for Sustainable Rural Drinking Water Supply in Southern Khatlon Province include raising water availability from the 2003 rate of 47 percent to 64 percent in 2010, and 74 percent in 2015 (source : NDS, 2007).

The objective of this project is to establish a safe and sustainable drinking water supply system involving the government and community. This will include drafting a repair plan for existing facilities along with an operation and maintenance plan.

The project is expected to produce the following results :
1.An inventory of village water supply facilities will be taken and problem areas will be identified,
2.A water supply facilities recovery plan will be established for the eight specified southern districts,
3.The roles and responsibilities relating to village water supply will be proposed to take by the Ministry of Water Resources Management, public service corporations involved in rural water supply construction, regional municipalities, villages and communities ; the awareness of costs and water conservation consciousness will rise in communities ; and a working community-maintained model will be demonstrated, and
4.A study will be conducted to assist public corporations in developing water supply repair plans and maintenance plans.

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

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