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Water supply to five cities of Uzbekistan will be transferred to the private sector

From July 1, 2024, drinking water supply and sewerage systems in the cities of Kagan, Shirin, Yangier, Bekobod and Yangiyul will be transferred to the private sector on a PPP basis. Tariffs for water supply services will be based on costs included in the cost of production and other mandatory payments.

From July 1, 2024, as an experiment, the drinking water supply and sewerage systems in the cities of Kagan, Shirin, Yangier, Bekobod and Yangiyul will be transferred to the private sector on the basis of public-private partnership. The corresponding resolution was signed by the President of Uzbekistan on October 24.

On the basis of the drinking water supply operator Uzsuvtaminot JSC and its member enterprises, regional organizations in certain areas will be created by April 1, 2024:
  • regional main water supply organizations in the form of a joint stock company - for the production of drinking water, water supply through main networks, development and maintenance of the operation of water bodies associated with water production and main networks;
  • regional drinking water supply organizations in the form of a joint stock company in Karakalpakstan, regions and Tashkent - to provide water supply services to consumers through drinking water supply networks and transport, sewerage, as well as the development and operation of relevant networks and sewerage systems.
According to the document, tariffs for drinking water supply and sewerage services will be formed based on the costs included in the cost of production, costs for system development, financial costs, taxes and other mandatory payments.

When designing new facilities and drinking water supply and sewerage systems, a requirement will be established to take into account the degree of complete coverage of the relevant territory.
  • 813 areas with hard-to-reach drinking water supply will be provided with drinking water;
  • 124.7 thousand households will be directly connected to drinking water supply networks;
  • Drinking water supply will be established in 130 settlements through the registration of state social orders;
  • 792 thousand consumers will be provided with drinking water meters.
The document also provides for an exemption from recycling fees for special equipment, equipment and vehicles purchased as part of projects in the field of drinking water supply and wastewater disposal until January 1, 2027.
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