Burundi: Germany to invest 43 million euros in drinking water
29 March 2011
The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Burundi promised, at the World Water Day assembly, that his country was going to invest in several projects aimed at augmenting the sources of drinking water in Burundi.
"The province of Kirundo, (…) has turned into a quasi-desert, despite the lakes there. I think one of the solutions is to keep the trees so that water is retained", explained Joseph Weiss, quoted by the Xinhua press agency.
It was also announced that Germany is to unblock 43 million euros to multiply the number of drinking water resources in Burundi by 2015.
Elsewhere, last week France made available 1.7 million euros to monitor water resources and for the integrated management of water resources in the Congo Basin, reports the newspaper Le Potentiel.
The aim of the project is to contribute to the development of an integral management policy for water resources and also to improve hydrological monitoring.