Central Asia

Sanitation Assessment and Recommendations for Urban Upgrading in Low-Income Peri-Urban Settlements in Bishkek and Osh

Assignment Location

Cities of Bishkek and Osh, Kyrgyzstan


The World Bank

Many of the residents living in low-income settlements (Novostroykas) on the outskirts of Bishkek and Osh lack access to basic infrastructure and municipal services. They live in environmental conditions that adversely affect their health and livelihoods.

  • Assessment of the environmental conditions, the coverage and quality of sanitation infrastructure and services in the Novostroykas of Bishkek and Osh
  • Survey and analysis of existing wastewater treatment facilities
  • Consultation with relevant government agencies, NGOs and community group
  • Evaluation of the influence of various future scenarios
  • Identify priority interventions and formulate appropriate improvement strategies
  • Concretise recommendations in an intervention strategy based upon the use of appropriate technologies, mobilisation of local resources and cost recovery as critical components of a proposed future project to be implemented by the Government of Kyrgyzstan with financial support from the World Bank