IDA grants 91 million dollars to Niger for drinking water

12 July 2011

Niger is to receive a loan of 91 million dollars from the International Development Association (IDA) to contribute to the financing of the Urban Water and Drainage Program (PEAMU).

"The main objective of the PEAMU is to increase access to permanent drinking water supplies and improved sanitation in certain urban areas of Niger", reports a press release from the Council of Ministers, reported by the Xinhua pres agency last Saturday.

The PEAMU is concerned with expanding access and increasing the viability of water services, the development of sanitation infrastructures, the design and the implementation of information campaigns, and institutional development and and increase in capacities.

This announcement follows that arrangement last month of provisional water distribution installations financed by Areva for the benefit of the populations of six districts on the periphery of Arlit which are not connected to the water supply network.

This project has been financed by the Areva group to the value of 215,200 dollars, reports the newspaper AirInfo.

Category: Water

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