Belgium grants 16.8 million USD for a drinking water program in rural areas of Senegal

24 March 2011

Senegal has been given financing of 16.8 million dollars by Belgium in order to support its program to improve the quality of the water in rural areas of the regions at the center of the country.

Over a period of four years, this program aims to improve the quality of the water distributed by seeking out alternative sources, setting up appropriate treatment systems and the installation of chlorination in rural areas, reports the APS press agency.

The announcement was made last Tuesday by Yacouba Baldé, head of the Drinking Water and Sanitation Millennium Program, at the World Water Forum.

It was also learned in the course of this forum that the realization of the "Water for All" program, in the province of Huíla in Angola, has benefited close to 500,000 people.

"This program has enabled the construction of 1,700 underground pumping points", the provincial director for Energy and Water, Abel João da Costa, told the ANGOP press agency.

Category: Water

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