Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/TAJIKISTAN – Drinking water and waste management: the Church operates in the spirit of Laudato Sì
Dushanbe – “After four editions of the ‘Wash’ project in the Jomi district, our main partner, ‘National KMK’, a government company for the management of housing and public services, asked us to replicate the initiative in another district. In March, therefore, we did all the necesary paperwork to carry out the project in the area of Qubodiyon, south of the country, among the areas most affected by the civil war in the nineties. The district, already involved in environmental protection initiatives and improving the distribution of drinking water, needs support to strengthen the water network and waste management. We are currently in the process of signing the memorandum of understanding and organizing orientation meetings”. This is what we read in a note sent to Agenzia Fides by the Church in Tajikistan, which illustrates the “Wash” project, promoted in harmony with the spirit and pastoral lines outlined by the Encyclical Laudato Sì, five years after its promulgation. The project, implemented concretely through the local Caritas, has among its objectives the supply of drinking water in areas that are still out of use and the protection of Creation, through the promotion of recycling and the creation of training courses on related issues.