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Azerbaijan’s water operator invites Hungarian firm to participate in projects

18 January 2013 11:51 (UTC+04:00)
Azerbaijan’s water operator invites Hungarian firm to participate in projects

Azerbaijan's national water operator Azersu JSC invited the Hungarian company Water Business Cluster to participate in tenders held in the country within the reconstruction of water supply and sanitation, the statement released by operator on Thursday said, Trend news agency reported.

During a meeting with the head of the Urban Water Management of Budapest, Secretary General of Water Business Cluster, Csaba Haranghy, Chairman of Azersu Gorkhmaz Huseynov invited the company to participate in tenders for construction of sewage collector of tunnel type with length of 200 kilometers in the Absheron Peninsula and more than 45 water treatment plants in regions.

"At present, most of the projects implemented in the country for reconstruction of potable water systems and systems of sewerage services, management of rainwater are funded through state investments," Huseynov said. "Alongside, more than 10 projects are implemented by the loans taken from international financial institutions."

According to him, Azersu is researching the experience of water companies that have implemented reforms and rebuilt the infrastructure.

"Given that both Azerbaijan and Hungary were parts of the socialist system, the experience of the Hungarian company is of interest to Azerbaijan. That is why we are interested in cooperation with the Water Business Cluster," Huseynov said.

Csaba Haranghy, In turn, said that the company has set a goal to participate in projects in Azerbaijan.

"Our company specializes in planning of the construction of reservoirs, water treatment plants, as well as tunnels for discharge of sewage and rainwater. So far, we have implemented major projects in Russian cities of Nizhny Novgorod, Samara and Saransk," Haranghy said.

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