The State Unitary Enterprise (SUE) Dushanbevodokanal (DVK, municipal waterworks) plans to raise water prices by 20% beginning on October 1.
The Antimonopoly Agency has partially complied with the DVK proposal to raise water prices for residential customers.
“Starting from October 1, the price of one cubic meter of water for residential customers will be raised from 0.51 somoni to 0.62 somoni”, Saidali Zaripov, an official with the Antimonopoly Agency under the Government of Tajikistan, said.
Meanwhile, Firdavs Jabborov, the head of the FVK water sale department, says that the price of one cubic of water for the federally funded organizations will be raised from 0.52 somoni to 1.15 somoni beginning on January 1, 2017.
The SUE Khojagii Manziliu Kommunali (the state holding company for public utilities), last year raised water prices on average by 38%.
The State Unitary Enterprise Khojagii Manziliu Kommunali provides water supply services to all regions of the country, except for Dushanbe. In Dushanbe, the State Unitary Enterprise Dushanbevodokanal provides the water supply services. (News.tj/Business World Magazine)