UZBEKISTAN

Feasibility Study for the Rehabilitation of Irrigation and Drainage Networks in Djizakh and Syrdarya (as sub-consultants to Kuwait Consulting and Investment Company).

The objectives of the project identified by the feasibility study were to increase the agricultural productivity of cotton and cereals, in particular, and fruit and vegetables, in general, in an agricultural area of about 210,060 ha in Djizakh Region and 222,200 ha in Syrdarya Region, which will assist in increasing per capita income and the living standard of the population in the project areas. These objectives are to be achieved by carrying out the rehabilitation, extension, and improvement of the agricultural support services. This includes strengthening the extension services, marketing operations, and credit facilities for the lower income groups, as well as improving the institutional set-up and the Water Users Associations.