Access to water for everyone in the Central African Republic to happen soon?

6 November 2009

Access to drinking water in the Central African Republic could be improved thanks to a grant of 16 million Dollars from the African Development Bank to the African Development Fund.

This financing will allow for a drinking water and drainage project to be carried through in three conurbations in the Central African Republic: Berberati, Bouar, and Bossangoa.

The work will consist of the upgrading of drinking water networks, the establishment of 60 water source terminals, 2,300 branch connections for social purposes, 73 blocks of public latrines, and an awareness campaign.

The principal objective is access to drinking water for the entire population in this region by the year 2020. At present, only a third have this access.

The aim is also to reduce the number of illnesses associated with water and drainage.

Apart from this, Benin will be benefiting from aid from the Netherlands, in an amount of 45 million Dollars, of which a quarter will be dedicated to the sector of water and drainage, as was announced this week by the African Press Agency.<br/>

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