Veolia to modernize water service of Tashkent

Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- France’s Veolia and Uzbekistan signed an agreement for modernization of the drinking water production and distribution, as well as wastewater service in Tashkent.

The document was signed within the state visit of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to France.

As part of this agreement, Veolia and the Republic of Uzbekistan will work exclusively together to define the future affermage contract for water supply and sanitation for the entire Uzbek capital, which today nearly counts with 3 million inhabitants.

Following the discussions, Veolia will be entrusted for 25 years with the management of the production and distribution facilities for drinking water and wastewater treatment, the development and improvement of the water distribution network in Tashkent, and the monitoring of network modernization investments in connection with the authorities.

This new contract would take effect on the first half of 2019 and would represent a cumulative turnover of 1.5 billion euros.

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