“In January 2009, the republic’s public utilities will raise the fees for their services,” said Rahmat Bobokalonov, the general director of the SUE Khochagii Manziliyu Kommunali at a press conference for journalists. – Our rates don’t cover the costs.”. Although the discussion centred on increasing utilities fees for the residents of towns and large regional centers, the rise in tariffs will not affect the capital city either. But while residents in Dushanbe are most often puzzled as to what special and, more often than not, services they have to pay for, residents of other towns and district centers of the country who are served by SUE services know that this is due to an increase in gas and electricity bills. The same pumps that pump water up from the Earth’s bowels are powered by electricity. By the way, since January 2009, the water itself will also rise in price a little, but not above the maximum point – 26 dirams per person. Garbage collection fee will be increased as well.
The 2005-2015 “Water for Life” decade is continuing in the country to improve supplies of clean drinking water to cities and regional centers. In order to restore their water supply and sanitation system the World Bank and the Government of the RT allocated 17700,4 thousand somoni. – To date, 13156.8 thousand somoni have been disbursed. Sewage treatment plants have been installed in Taboshary and are being rebuilt in Kurgan-Tyube,” Kurbonali Rakhimov, head of the water supply department, said. Works to improve water supply are underway in Kulyab, Vahdat, Istaravshan, Dangar, Vos, Rasht. During preparation for autumn-winter period 38 water pumps and 40 transformers were repaired, 11.3 thousand meters of drinking water pipes and 100.6 km of sewerage network were cleaned.