The Asian Development Bank's office in Azerbaijan has delayed the approval of the second tranche of financing that would support a nationwide water supply and sanitation improvement program, the
. The decision came after a new feasibility study revealed that the program needed more funds than previously stated. ADB said it is willing to provide the additional funds and even increase the amount of the total loan, but it will need more time. It plans to release the second portion of the funds within the year. The first tranche, worth USD75 million, was approved in December 2009.