Grant of 20 million Dollars for health improvement project in the Congo
22 September 2009
On Wednesday 16th the African Development Bank (BAD/ADB) approved a grant of 20 million Dollars to finance a health improvement project in the cities of Brazzaville and Pointe Noire in the Republic of the Congo.
Initiated by the Ministry of Energy and Waterworks, the project has three main objectives: The supply of drinking water, health improvement, and the promotion of hygiene.
This will result in the construction of two purification plants, 6,450 domestic toilets, and 360 public toilets in Brazzaville and Pointe Noire.
The project will also include the upgrading of primary and secondary rainwater drainage networks in Pointe Noire.
To alert the population to the importance of the project, a number of campaigns have been conducted relating to water, hygiene, and public health.
The project also includes the performance of studies and the holding of training workshops, aimed at creating better management for the water distribution system.<br/>