Kyrgyzstan: Floods - May 1998
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A. Evaluation Purpose and Process
1. In May and June 1998, heavy rains caused severe flooding and landslides over wide areas of the Kyrgyz Republic. The disaster inflicted heavy damage on private property and public physical infrastructure. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Flood Emergency Rehabilitation Project(1) (the Project) was to provide assistance to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic (the Government) in restoring public physical infrastructure damaged by the disaster. The Project was approved on 24 September 1998 and completed in August 2002.
I. PROJECT DESCRIPTION
1. Severe flooding and landslides occurred as a result of heavy rains in May -- June 1998 in Jalal-Abad and Osh oblasts. The floods caused severe damage to public infrastructure including roads, water supply, sewerage, drainage, power and telephone lines, houses, and municipal buildings -- in particular schools and health care facilities. The rain also triggered landslides and floods in various parts of Jalal-Abad and Osh oblasts that severely damaged public infrastructure and irrigation facilities.
Gland, Switzerland - New research commissioned by WWF, the conservation organization, has warned that dams built with the promise of reducing flooding can often exacerbate the problem with catastrophic consequences, as some recent floods have shown.
News Release No. 99/2087/ECA
Roads and other infrastructure in Jalal-Abad and Osh oblasts in the Kyrgyz Republic damaged by the May-June 1998 floods and landslides will be rehabilitated through a US$5 million loan equivalent approved today by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Suzak town in Suzak Rayon (District), Jalal-Abad was worst hit. Here, a portion of levee along the right bank of the Kugart River was breached, flooding a densely-populated area of 160 hectares. The flood water, 1.5 meters deep and lasting three days, caused enormous damage to public infrastructure in Suzak town.
The Central Asian republic of Uzbekistan has appealed for international assistance after last week's floods in which the Red Cross says up to 600 people are missing or feared dead.
The United Nations said in Geneva on Friday that the government of the former Soviet country asked the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to launch the appeal for disaster relief.
The Geneva-based International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said Uzbek officials reported at least 98 dead in the floods that hit east Uzbekistan and the Fergana Valley …
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Nearly 10,000 people have been displaced after severe flooding in south-western Kyrgyzstan. The flooding was caused by a break through of the dam on Kougart river after heavy rain between 18 and 19 May.
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