USAID Launches $12 Million Program to Increase Access to Safe Drinking Water in Tajikistan

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, September 21, 2020 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced a new five-year, $12 million, USAID’s Rural Water Supply activity to provide more equitable access to safe drinking water in unserved and underserved communities in Tajikistan. Through this activity, at least 30,000 people in rural and suburban communities will gain access to safe water.

Access to safe drinking water and sanitation, along with adequate hygiene practices and the ability to effectively manage water resources, can profoundly shape a nation’s path to stability, economic prosperity, and self-reliance.

The USAID Rural Water Supply activity will build on the success achieved through USAID’s prior investments to provide drinking water services to communities through improved water-sector governance and delivery.

USAID’s new activity will increase community engagement in the oversight and accountability of water service stations, improve access to finance, and promote public and private investment to establish cost-effective business models for increased public and private investment in water infrastructure in rural and suburban areas.

As part of the U.S. Global Hunger and Food Security Strategy, this activity will improve the quality of Tajikistan’s health and social services so that citizens may achieve their full human development potential and contribute to Tajikistan’s social and economic growth.


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