JUNE 3 2021 (The Bulletin) — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will lend $80m to upgrade water waste treatment facilities in Atyrau, west Kazakhstan. The site at the Atyrau oil refinery will, the EBRD said, improve water quality for 300,000 people and also reduce pressure on the Ural river.
— This story was published in issue 487 of the Central Asia & South Caucasus Bulletin, on June 9 2021
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MARCH 13 (The Bulletin) — The World Bank approved a $239m credit line to Uzbekistan to help build improved water services. The World Bank country manager in Uzbekistan, Hideki Mori, said that 500,000 people will have improved water supplies in Uzbekistan after this project is completed. The project is focused on the remote Uzbek region of Karakalpakstan and around the town of Samarkand.
— This story was first published in issue 440 of the Central Asia & South Caucasus Bulletin
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