Uzbekistan, UNDP Sign Agreement On Extensive Rural Development Project

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, April 24. Uzbekistan'sMinistry of Economy and Finance and the United Nations DevelopmentProgram (UNDP) signed an agreement worth $293.5 million under theIntegrated Rural Development Project, Trend reports.

According to Uzbekistan's Ministry of Economy and Finance, theproject envisages the construction and major repairs of socialinfrastructure facilities in 157 mahallas (a territorial andadministrative unit, a community of people living in a certainterritory in a city or district in Uzbekistan) in 21 districts ofthe Samarkand, Kashkadarya, and Surkhandarya regions.

Within the framework of the project, it is planned to improvethe living standards of rural residents by improving road andtransport infrastructure, engineering and communication networks,power supply systems, and the use of resource-saving andenvironmentally friendly technologies in the construction andreconstruction of social facilities, such as kindergartens,schools, and rural clinics.

The project intends to provide an opportunity for communities toidentify their development priorities and needs through thedevelopment of community development plans, which will become thebasis for the implementation of construction and investmentprojects.

Meanwhile, UNDP has launched a joint project with the Ministryof Transport of Uzbekistan on the development of greentransportation. The project is funded by grants from the GlobalEnvironment Facility in the amount of $3.57 million and UNDP($300,000). The project will be implemented by the Ministry ofTransport in the period 2022–2027. The part of the project financedby Uzbekistan will amount to $25.57 million.


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