On September 22, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting on the issues of providing the population with quality potable water.
Many social and regional programs aimed at improving the health of the population and increasing the quality of life are being implemented in our country. In particular, in the last six years, 14 trillion 500 billion Uzbek soums have been allocated from the state budget to the potable water sector, or 6 times more than in previous period. 31.000 kilometers of potable water and sewage networks are laid, 1.2 thousand water supply facilities are constructed and repaired. As a result of these works, for the first time, clean potable water entered the homes of 6.5 million people in a thousands of makhallas.
At the same time, it is still necessary to improve potable water supply in 30 districts and 1.4 thousand makhallas. It is necessary to find a source of clean water for them.
In many cases, water is wasted and there is no accurate account of consumption. Some pumps, special equipment belonging to industry enterprises are outdated.
These and other problems were discussed in a meeting held in a critical spirit. Necessary measures were determined.
“Ozsuvtaminot” joint-stock company was assigned the task of building and repairing 12 thousand kilometers of network and 1.3 thousand of water facilities by the end of this year. Due to this, 1.1 million residents in 145 makhallas will enjoy centralized potable water for the first time, and the supply in 2 thousand neighborhoods will be improved.
Khokims of the regions were tasked to develop a program for the next year together with People’s Deputies and to include it in the government’s decision. It was emphasized that a special attention should be paid to 30 districts with low level of water supply.
The implementation of such projects as the improvement of potable water supply in Khushrabot district, reconstruction of waste water systems in Bukhara and Jizzakh cities, as well as the renovation of sewage systems in Guliston, Yangiyer and Shirin cities were considered.
The cost optimization works in this regard of Bukhara was underlined as exemplary. In particular, $75 million out of $281 million project on cleaning and reconstruction of the sewage system in the city of Bukhara were saved. It is now possible to build another 1150 kilometers of water and 117 kilometers of sewage networks with this money.
It was noted as necessary to optimize the costs of other projects as well and direct the saved funds to the improvement of the water supply, and sewage system in the areas, where the projects are being implemented.
Officials and regional Khokims were given tasks on technical and economic aspects of another 24 promising projects.
Measures to replace water pumps with energy-saving ones, financial stabilization of industry enterprises were also determined.