Congo-Kinshasa: France grants 674,000 dollars for drinking water supply project
28 September 2010
On September 16, the town of Beni, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, received funding of 674,000 dollars from France for a project to renovate and secure the future of the drinking water supply infrastructures.
About 225,000 inhabitants are affected by this project, which is aimed at making existing infrastructures reliable, including the drinking water production plant and the public drinking fountains in the town, reports the Digital Congo site.
The aim is to secure the future of the drinking water supply before the withdrawal of the NGO Solidarités, at the end of 2011.
This funding arrives after another hydraulic infrastructures project in DRC has been granted funding. This is the dam construction project at Katende.
The Head of State explained in a speech reported by the newspaper 'Le Potentiel' that the construction of the dam at Katende will soon become a reality thanks to the availability of Indian loans in the order of 168 million dollars.