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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Kyrgyz Republic

Progress on achieving SDG 6

2020 Voluntary National Review

Kyrgyz Republic reported to improve in its overall access to safe drinking water, as its numbers increased by 2.7% resulting in coverage of 91.8% in 2019. The country noted to face some challenges. It was reported that only 66.8% of rural households have drinking water available in the house, while 33.2% still must spend up to 30 minutes or more per day on water collection. They also highlighted a significant gap in access to adequate sanitary conditions between urban and rural populations, as coverage was 67.7% in cities and only 13.4% in rural areas in 2018. 

The country further reported that public water infrastructure does not meet generally accepted standards, despite international cooperation and investment. They stated that only about 33% of villages in the country have consistent access to clean drinking water, while 21% of villages and 15% of cities still do not.    

Kyrgyz Republic informed that almost all projects for the rehabilitation of drinking water supply systems are suffering from a lack of financing for construction work, impending the provision of clean drinking water to the population in project areas.   

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