The project will get underway in the north-east of the country, an area which has been severely affected by conflict with rebel groupings over the past 20 years.
The World Bank estimates that only about 40% of people in villages and small towns in Sri Lanka have access to safe water sources, but says this figure worsens in the war-torn regions.
World Bank]Buenos Aires, Argentina --- (METERING.COM) --- June 27, 2008 - The World Bank through the Global Environment Facility (GEF) is to provide a US$15 million grant towards increasing efficiency in the use of energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Argentina.
The objective is to develop a sustainable and growing market for energy efficiency services and equipment in Argentina and the project will help establish regulatory and policy measures, scale up efforts to phase out inefficient lighting, disseminate information, and develop financial risk reduction instruments needed to promote energy efficiency.
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Manager, Uzbekistan]Tashkent, Uzbekistan and Washington, DC, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- April 2, 2012 - A US$180 million loan for an advanced electricity metering project in the Republic of Uzbekistan has been approved by the World Bank.
The project’s objective is to reduce the commercial losses of the state owned Uzbekenergo's three regional power distribution companies in the country’s capital Tashkent, and in the Oblasts (regions) of Tashkent and Syrdarya.
The loan will include enabling the companies formed from the restructuring process to function effectively in a competitive electricity market. There will also be a focus on the design and implementation of mechanisms to attract private investment in generation to ensure adequate supply.
The project is aimed to provide electricity users across the country with better quality and reliable electricity services, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through efficiency improvements.