Water supply networks were built in more than 545 villages since 2001 in Kyrgyzstan with financial assistance of the World Bank and Asian Development Bank. Around 1.4 million people gained access to safe drinking water, Spokesperson of the State Agency for Architecture, Construction and Public Utilities Samat Borubayev.
The World Bank-funded projects are ongoing in Issyk-Kul, Naryn and Talas regions and are due to finish by the end of this year.
"We are glad about intention of the World Bank to consider request of Kyrgyzstan on third tranche of financing for water supply and treatment systems in rural areas in early September during visit of the World Bank mission," Samat Borubayev stated.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development actively helps in construction of water supply networks, he added. "Construction and preparation of technical and economic assessments is carried out in Bishkek, Osh, Talas, Tokmok, Kant, Uzgen, Batken, Naryn, Kara-Suu, Karakol and other places," the State Secretary stated.
UNDP, UNICEF, International Business Council also provide support in resolution of water supply problems.