Africa's water infrastructure to improve due to grants

24 December 2010

Water infrastructure in Africa is set to improve thanks to over $100 million (£65 million) of investment.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has copper-fastened funding amounting to $114 million for three separate projects in Kenya, Mozambique and Sierra Leone.

Some $44.4 million will be sunk into the Towns Water and Sanitation development in the latter nation.

"The project is designed to improve access to water and sanitation in the country's three major towns where water and sanitation infrastructure was destroyed during the civil war," the AfDB remarked.

By 2015, access to water throughout the state will have increased from 33 per cent to 75 per cent.

Kenya's Nairobi Rivers Rehabilitation and Restoration Program will also receive $53.4 million in the form of a grant and it will try to enhance the sewerage system the nation has.

The bank recently signed a $1 billion memorandum of understanding with the Islamic Development Bank.

Category: Water

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