Despite the ban on international travel caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, our team of experts continued support to the Osh Water company in Project implementation.
Installation of about 10.000 domestic water meters procured thanks to the grant of the European Union and the loan of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has started in Osh. Due to confinement restrictions it it was impossible to support installation works through meetings with residents of the pilot municipal territorial administrations of Amir-Temur and Dostuk and Ak-Tilek neighbourhoods in Osh. Instead, GMCS have developed and published a range of public awareness materials, including banners, posters and detailed booklets in three languages - Uzbek, Kyrgyz and Russian, that inform homeowners of the forthcoming water meters installation and explain requirements to the installation site, procedures, documentation that needs to be signed and shall remain at the households, and what installation works the Project finances in addition to supplying domestic water meters.
The installation if domestic meters will improve quality of water supply and will help to reduce potable water losses and promote water savings in the households and consequently will improve efficiency in potable water distribution in the City as envisaged in the Corporate Development Plan recommended by the Consultant for the Osh Water Company.