The President of Uzbekistan launched the first stage of the drinking water supply project in Surkhandarya region
Today, in the Bogiston mahalla of the Saryasi district, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev pressed the symbolic button to launch the first stage of the drinking water supply project, a "Dunyo" information agency correspondent reports.
According to the press service of the head of state, at a meeting held in Termez in 2021, the President specifically focused on the problem of drinking water in the Surkhandarya region. At that time, the level of drinking water supply through centralized networks in the region was about 60 percent.
In this regard, the President noted that the Tupalang Reservoir is an extensive and clean resource for water supply, and set the task of preparing a project to supply water to the homes of the population.
Indeed, the water in this reservoir is collected as a result of melting snow and ice in the mountains. According to tests, the water has 4 percent hardness and is rich in useful minerals. Thanks to this, an important social project is being implemented for the residents of Surkhandarya.
As part of the project, 380 kilometers of metal pipes will be laid from the reservoir to the city of Termez. Of these, 159 kilometers are along highways, 221 kilometers are internal networks connecting cities and regions. Water treatment, reduction and water collection facilities will also be built.
Today, 147 kilometers of pipelines have been laid. Water treatment, reduction and 5 water collection structures were built.
Today, the launch ceremony of the first stage of the project took place in the Bogiston mahalla of Saryasi district. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev pressed the symbolic button and began supplying the "source of life."
At this stage, the water reached the Saryasi, Denau, Shurchin and Kumkurgan regions. The level of provision of centralized drinking water to the region's population has reached 70 percent.
Another important aspect is that due to the fall of water under its own force, 8.6 million kilowatt-hours of electricity are saved.
At the second stage of the project, the level of centralized drinking water supply will be increased to 90 percent. About 2 million residents of Saryasi, Denau, Shurchin, Kumkurgan, Jarkurgan, Bandikhan, Kyzyryk, Sherabad, Angora, Muzrabat, Termez districts and the city of Termez will benefit from this. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2024.