Madagascar: Launch of sanitation works in regions of Mahajanga and Boeny
23 March 2011
Last Monday, sanitation works commenced in the region of Mahajanga and last week in the region of Boeny, in Madagascar, reports the newspaper L'Express.
Financed to the value of 74 million Ariary (37,000 USD) by the Development Intervention Fund (FID), the works consist of the clearance of the drains in the towns of Tsararano, Ambony, Mahavoky Avaratra, Mahavoky Atsimo, Ambohimandamina, Antanimalandy and Aranta.
The drains are no longer able to drain water normally because of the mud and sand as well as the detritus blocking them.
Elsewhere, last Friday the World Bank approved a 70 million dollar loan, which will be invested in the irrigation system in Mozambique, reports the Mozambican News Agency (AIM).
Works of this kind are "fundamental" to "reduce poverty in rural areas and for economic growth", said the World Bank's representative in Mozambique, Olivier Gordon.