Projects to improve African water infrastructure?
5 November 2010
Three projects are set to be carried out in Africa to improve the infrastructure of the water service at a cost of €100 million (£88 million).
As part of the contracts, an extension will be carried out for the Tangier port in Morocco, a water station will be revamped in Nigeria and the breakwater at the port of Pointe Noire in the Republic of Congo will be extended.
The work will be completed by Royal Boskalis Westminster NV and it is hoped the improvement of the infrastructure will allow for the continent to take advantage of the growth in global trade.
According to the company: "The project in Nigeria emphasises the need for infrastructure in order to accommodate the strong demand for energy resources."
It was recently reported by African Manager that the African Development Bank gave Zimbabwe a loan worth $58 million (£36 million) that will see it carry out water and power rehabilitation projects.