Inauguration of drinking water supply in Senegal financed by Luxembourg
6 June 2011
A drinking water supply system at Tène Toubab was inaugurated last Tuesday by the Minister of State, Oumar Sarr.
This new hydraulic infrastructure has been financed by Luxembourg, as part of a cooperation agreement designed to improve the sanitary and socio-economic conditions of the rural population in Senegal, especially in the regions of Thiès and Louga, reports the APS press agency.
This involves providing permanent access to drinking water and sanitation for rural populations, using a multi-village drinking water supply (AEP) and sanitation system for 68,000 people.
The system installed at Tène Toubab will have required an investment of 25.4 million dollars.
A similar water distribution system was inaugurated last Monday in Angola by the Planning minister, Ana Dias Lourenço, at Ndalatando.
It will contribute, says the minister, to the eradication of diseases caused by water which is not fit for consumption, reports the Angop press agency.