March 15, 2023

Tajikistan: Development of the National Water Supply and Sanitation Program. The last project phase is to be started!

Assignment Location: Tajikistan

Client: Municipal Infrastructure Development Project Management Unit (MIDPMU) – Dushanbe City

Origin of Funding: World Bank

The project started in October 2021 with a country-wide site survey and data collection in 64 districts and over 4,200 settlements, along with many discussions with the national agencies, followed by a baseline study. This study provides the basis for the formulation of an overall national water supply and sanitation program for Tajikistan until 2030.

© HYDROPHIL, The audience of the 2-day workshop in the „Serena Hotel“ in Dushanbe, with Tajik sector stakeholders, Ministries, World Bank, and international donor representatives.
© HYDROPHIL, Project experts (Thomas Waclavicek, Andreas Stoisits & Thomas Derntl) at the Q&A session after the presentations.

On the 15th and 16th of November 2022, a workshop took place with Tajik stakeholders – the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, the Ministry of Finance, Tajik water and sanitation service providers – and International Financing Institutions (World Bank, EBRD, ADB, UNICEF, SECO), as well as other bilateral donors. The outline of the national water supply and sanitation and investment plan until 2030 was presented and vividly discussed.

In the following weeks, the formulation of the national water supply and sanitation program, the detailed elaboration of the investment plan, and the management information system were finalized. Until spring 2023, the final rounds of consultation on the formulated program with the Tajik sector stakeholders and the World Bank are envisaged for final approval, also on the political level.

© HYDROPHIL, Individual session with Tajik water utilities representatives

It is a cross-sectoral project assignment dealing with technical, economic, financial, as well as legal issues. The involvement and interaction between national and international stakeholders is particularly interesting. All team members are highly committed to the program with their expertise.