The World Bank Group has proposed funding three projects totaling $460.69 million in Uzbekistan, the South Karakalpakstan Water Resources Management Improvement Project (P127764), Improving Pre-Primary and General Secondary Education Project (P144856), and the Horticulture Development Project (P133703). These projects are intended to modernize the agricultural and horticultural sectors and support early education. However, in the absence of concrete and comprehensive reforms to abolish the forced labor system in Uzbekistan, the projects could well contribute to the system of forced labor of children and adults.
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