Co-operation between Japan and Senegal in the water sector

16 October 2009

The team running the project known as Peptac, Drinking Water for Everyone and Support for Community Activities, reported this week that there are 1,400 motorised water drilling installations and 109 drinking water supply systems in Senegal.

It was thanks in particular to financing from JICA, the Japanese International Co-operation Agency, that it has proved possible for these infrastructures to be constructed.

The Director of Operations and Maintenance, Babou Sarr, paid tribute to the Japanese institution, which in his view is now inextricably linked to drinking water projects in Senegal. “JICA shares the aims of the Senegal State in its policy of making its water management services a viable proposition in the rural environment as well. This is why this validation process is so important”, he is quoted as saying in the daily Le Soleil.

Aminata Sow Guéye, a member of Peptac, in turn welcomed the efforts made in the field of hygiene thanks to the supervision and monitoring activities which have been carried through in co-operation with the Japanese experts.<br/>

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