WE DRANK A LOT OF WATER

“In January 2009, the republic’s utilities will raise their fees for their services,” Rakhmat Bobokalonov, the general director of the state unitary enterprise Khochagii Manziliyu Kommunali, told a press conference for journalists. – Our tariffs do not cover our expenses”. And although in this case we were talking about an increase in fees for public services for residents of cities and major district centers, will not bypass the increase in tariffs and the capital. But while Dushanbe residents are most often puzzled as to what special and often unnecessary services they have to pay for, residents of other cities and district centers, which are served by the state unitary enterprise, know this is due to higher payments for gas and electricity. The pumps lifting water from the Earth’s bowels operate on electricity. By the way, since January 2009 water itself will also rise in price a little, but not above the maximum point – 26 dirams per person. Garbage collection fees will also be raised.

The program on providing clean drinking water to the population in towns and district centers continues within the framework of the Decade “Water for Life 2005 – 2015″. In order to restore their water supply and sewerage system the World Bank and the Government of the RT allocated 17700,4 thousand somoni.- Currently 13156.8 thousand somoni have been utilized. Sewage treatment plants have been installed in Taboshary and are being rebuilt in Kurgan-Tyube,” Kurbonali Rakhimov, head of the water supply department, said. Work on improvement of water supply is being carried out in Kulyab, Vahdat, Istaravshan, Dangar, Vos and Rasht. During the preparation for the 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 networks were cleaned.

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