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Rural Infrastructure Development Project Brings People Together

Within the framework of the Rural Infrastructure Development project under the Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction, in the course of mobilization work with the public in the Sokhil mahalla of Pakhtaabad district, Andijan region, the residents of the makhalla chose the subproject "Construction of a new school".

Construction work is currently being carried out by the contractor - Zeromax building LLC.
Soon, the youth of this makhalla will study in a modern school designed for 264 people. It is noteworthy that the school uses energy-saving technologies, as well as alternative energy sources, i.e. solar panels.

- The most favorable aspect of the Rural Infrastructure Development Project is that the funds allocated for the development of villages are directed to improving the infrastructure, the selected residents, that is, our neighbors and we are actively involved in all work processes, - says Abdukhashim Abduvaliev, chairman of the "Sokhil" Makhalla development Unit . “We are all watching the construction of our school together. The activity of the residents' participation became especially active after the 1st social audit. Eliminating the shortcomings and errors identified in the monitoring process gives us more responsibility and confidence.

The formation of duty schedules for monitoring the construction site by the Makhalla Development Unit indicates that the activists take this issue seriously.

The reality is that wherever the work is in full swing, there will be some omissions. However, in the Rural Infrastructure Development project, it is customary not to turn a blind eye to mistakes and shortcomings, but, on the contrary, to identify them as soon as possible and eliminate them in a timely manner together with the local community, which has a beneficial effect on increasing the potential of local self-government. It is obvious that people are rallying around the Rural Infrastructure Development project, which is based on transparency and openness.

An alternative water supply organization to be established

Within the framework of the "Rural Infrastructure Development" Project, FP ACTED (France)/Yuksalish NWM/Taraqqiyot NNT/ISW (Canada) started a workshop on creating an alternative water supply organization in Abod MCA, Pakhtaabad district, Andijan region.

During the community mobilization process, the subproject "Drinking water supply reconstruction" was selected by the community. Currently, design works are being carried out.

During the workshop, information on establishing an alternative water supply organization was provided. At the initiative of neighborhood activists, it was agreed that the event will be held throughout the streets.

Capacity building workshop activities for rural community continue

On 3 August, RIDP Facilitating Partners qishloq facilitators and engineers conducted a workshop on the topic of “Creating a public organization for drinking water supply” with the participation of MDU members in Momokhon MCA, Mingbulak district, Namangan region, within the framework of the Rural Infrastructure Development Project (RIDP).

At the meeting, the team delivered detailed information on the objectives and benefits of creating a WS public institution as a body that maintains stable and efficient management of the drinking water supply system in the village. During the meeting, MDU members raised their concerns and questions.

Following the meeting, the participants agreed to continue series of workshops and outreach of the matter in the participation of other village residents.

The second social audit has begun in Syrdarya region

As part of the Rural Infrastructure Development Project, a second social audit has begun in a number of mahallas in the Syrdarya region. The purpose of the second social audit is to establish feedback with the local population in order to identify their opinion on the progress of the subprojects.

Thus, on August 1-2, 2022, regional community mobilization specialists of the Joint Project Implementation Unit held a conversation with residents of the Pakhtakor and Amir Temur mahallas of the Bayavut district of Syrdarya region, as well as in the Oykor mahalla of the Jizzakh region.

At the end of the social audit, the opinion of residents on the ongoing sub-projects was studied, and information was provided on the goals of the event, as well as on the progress of the sub-projects and on the allocated funds.

A new modern kindergarten will be built in Sokh district of Ferghana region

Within the framework of the "Rural Infrastructure Development" project under the Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction, the "Building a new pre-school institution" sub-project was chosen by the community during the mobilization activity of specialists of the Project in Sebzor MCA, Sokh district, Fergana region.

Beginning 30 July 2022, topographic research and geodetic works have been started by "BRIGHT GPAPHIC" LLC design organization. A 90-seat pre-school institution is planned to be built in the very MCA.

This process is under the control of the community in accordance with the principles of the project and the work is being monitored by members of the Makhalla Development Unit.

On July 26-27, environmental and social assessments (screening) were carried ou…

In 14 mahallas of Pap, Chust and Mingbulak districts of Namangan region, environmental and social assessments of subprojects implemented by the Joint Project Implementation Unit were carried out.

The monitoring working group consisted of representatives of the design organizations "Geo proekt", "Ziyoli loyiha", "Diamond project" and "Super project center" LLC, members of the Makhalla Development Unit and regional Environmental Safeguards specialists

The progress of the implementation of subprojects in the villages of Namangan r…

As part of the rural infrastructure development project, Facilitating partners “CEED” (Bulgaria) and “Rhythm Plus” (Uzbekistan) held meetings with the participation of rural engineers and facilitators of Mingbulak district, Namangan region; representatives of district branch of Namangan suv taminoti LLC and the project organization PE “NAMANGAN SANOAT LOYIHA”. Also, the meetings were attended by members of the Makhalla Development Units of "Momohan", "Kyrkchek", "Uyurchi Damkul" and "Yakkatol" MCAs. During the dialogue, the progress of subproject work, the current state of drinking water sources, their location and other issues were discussed.

Meetings dedicated to the first social audit continue in the Ferghana region

This time Facilitating partners, ACTED (France), Yuksalish Nationwide Movement/Tarakkiyot NGO/ISW (Canada) visited "Kyzilkiyak" and "Sebzor" makhallas of Sokh district.

During the meetings with local residents, the purpose of the first social audit and the role of members of the makhalla development units and the community monitoring groups were explained. During the events, the participants, that is, the residents of makhallas, were informed about the goals of the project, principles, activities, form 3.4, as well as on which streets the selected subprojects will be implemented, and about the allocated funds.

The purpose of such meetings is to fulfill one of the main principles of the Project, namely, building the capacity building for god local governance practices and ensuring the active participation of rural residents at all stages of the Project.

Social audit activities are held among the local population in Sokh district, F…

Within the framework of the Rural Infrastructure Development Project, Facilitating partners, ACTED (France), Yuksalish Nationwide Movement/Tarakkiyot NGO/ISW (Canada), are carrying out activities for the first social audit in the Devairon and Sohibkor mahallas of Sokh district, Ferghana region.

Initially, the project activists in makhallas were explained the purpose of the 1st social audit, the role of members of the makhalla development groups and the community monitoring group. In addition, information was provided on the planned and completed work on priority subprojects selected in the rural development plan.

The meetings took place along the streets. During the events, the participants, that is, the residents of makhallas, were informed about the goals of the project, principles, activities, form 3.4, as well as on which streets the selected subprojects will be implemented, and about the allocated funds.

For reference: in total, within the framework of the Rural Infrastructure Development Project in Sokh district, with a population of 34,272 people, it is planned to improve infrastructure in 9 makhallas