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Veolia and the Republic of Uzbekistan sign an agreement for the modernization of the water service of the country's capital, Tashkent.

On the occasion of the State visit to France of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirzioïev, Veolia signed today an agreement for the modernization of the drinking water production and distribution as well as wastewater service in Tashkent.

  As part of this agreement, Veolia and the Republic of Uzbekistan will jointly define the future affermage contract for water supply and sanitation for the entire Uzbek capital, which now totals around 3 million inhabitants. Following the discussions, as of H1 2019, Veolia will be entrusted for 25 years with the management of the production and distribution facilities for drinking water and wastewater treatment, the development and improvement of the water distribution network in Tashkent, and the monitoring of network modernization investments in connection with the authorities.


Antoine Frérot, Chairman and CEO of Veolia, said: “The result of a collective work that capitalizes on the experience and professionalism of Veolia's employees, this agreement will make it possible to implement the Group's best practices and international know-how in management and optimization of major public networks, for local communities. I am delighted that the Republic of Uzbekistan and its President, Shavkat Mirzioïev, have chosen Veolia and our staff as partners to support them in developing access to quality water for their people.”