AKIPRESS.COM - A drinking water supply system rehabilitated by the Aga Khan Foundation as part of a collective effort under financial assistance from the British Government and Aga Khan Foundation opened officially on December 7 in Bazar-Korgon village, Jalal-Abad region, the Aga Khan Development Network said.
“Access to clean drinking water is essential for peoples’ well-being. We highly appreciate the support of the British Government and the Aga Khan Foundation to improve people’s livelihoods through such initiatives in communities throughout Jalal-Abad Oblast,” Mamasaly Akmatov, First Deputy Governor of Jalal-Abad region, said addressing the residents of Bazar Korgon town and guests gathered to commemorate the opening.
The rehabilitated system provides drinking water to 280 households benefiting more than 1,400 people as well as to a neighboring 110-bed district hospital, medical clinic, kindergarten and two schools.
The opening ceremony was attended by local dignitaries and distinguished guests, including Mr. Aybek Begimkulov, Akim of Bazar Korgon District, H.E. Robin Ord-Smith MVO, British Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic, and Dr. Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, Diplomatic Representative, Aga Khan Development Network, Kyrgyz Republic.