«Basics of efficient pricing of water supply and sanitation in the Republic of Tajikistan»-Workshop

Sep 23, 2016

Tajik Norwegian Centre for Sustainable development with the support of UNDP conducted a seminar in the framework of UNDPs - GoAL WaSH subproject: “Support in the implementation of an improved tariff policy for the sector of drinking water supply and sanitation in the Republic of Tajikistan”. Senior representatives of the ministries and agencies, public and international organizations that are actively involved in the development of the sector of drinking water supply and sanitation in Tajikistan participated.

The main objective of the seminar was the introduction of a single mechanism for the formation of tariffs for water supply and sewerage systems in the Republic of Tajikistan through the development of clear guidelines for the calculation of tariffs for water supply and sanitation services for the Enterprise of water, including operators of the system of the rural drinking water supply of the Republic of Tajikistan, as well as ensuring operators of rural water supply by electronic instrument for the development of tariffs for water supply services.

The participants were familiarized with the main provisions of the projects "Guidelines for the calculation of tariffs for water supply and sewerage services in the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan" and "Practical Guide to the calculation of tariffs for water supply services for rural operators." At the seminar were presented the methods of formation and application of tariffs for services that are aimed at ensuring an optimal combination of the economic interests of producers and consumers of services of water supply and sewerage. The participants also got acquainted with the functioning of the "Tariff calculator on the drinking water supply" software, which should simplify development of tariffs by rural operators for the drinking water supply services

It should be noted, that the entry into force of this guidance for the calculation of tariffs for water supply and sanitation services for the Enterprise of water supply and sewage including the operators of drinking water systems in rural areas, will enable the Enterprise of water, during planning the costs (tariffs) for services of water supply and sanitation, to apply the settlements system determination of economically justified costs, while ensuring the established standards of their provision, as well as quality, service reliability.

At the end of the workshop participants recommended to the management the Antimonopoly Service under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, to take into account the suggestions and comments to the presented projects "Guidelines for the calculation of tariffs for water supply services and sewerage in the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan" and "Practical Guide to the calculation of tariffs for water supply services for rural operators" to bring them into action and in accordance with established procedures.


Contact information

Khueshed Kholov, Programme Manager, UNDP-Energy & Environment  91/10 Shevchenko Street, Dushanbe, Tajikistan    khurshed.kholov@undp.org  Tel.: +992 600 55 17


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