$234 million for drinking water in Mali
21 April 2010
The Mali Ministry of Energy and Water has just announced that it will be meeting a number of funds providers on 29 and 30 April next in order to come to an arrangement for financing the drinking water supply project in Kabala, as reported by the PANA press agency.
The project involves the upgrading and development of the production and transport infrastructures for drinking water in Bamako.
The aim is to make up the deficit in drinking water in the capital, which needs to produce 144,000 additional cubic metres of water daily in order to meet the requirements of the population. The cost of the first phase of the work is estimated at 234 million Dollars.
The situation with water supply and drainage remains a “cause for concern in West and Central Africa”, according to the UNICEF.
In a press release issued by the APS agency at the end of March 2010, the organization stated that “despite the efforts made by a number of countries, there are still about 155 million people who do not have access to drinking water in West and Central Africa”.