Collaboration with the City to introduce new regulatory framework was one of the main tasks performed in the last quarter of 2018.
Major mechanisms to ensure this collaboration are Public Service Agreement and Social Support Programme. Our team had thoroughly revised the original text of the PSA developed within the Phase 1, significantly changed and updated to reflect current trends and positions. The updated PSA clearly defines the basic principles on which the Osh water Company activity will be based. Moreover, the PSA determines the principles of the financial viability and independence from political considerations.
The development of the Social Support Programme and in particular the development of new approaches in the field of subsidies of the low income households is the result of collaboration among experts in different fields (social, institutional, legal). The Programme makes it possible to increase the tariffs for water and wastewater in line with current economic realities without reducing affordability of water and wastewater services for the most vulnerable and poorest populations.