Japan grants loan to the Ivory Coast for water supply infrastructures

24 August 2010

Four million twenty five thousand US Dollars: That is the amount the Japanese government has just granted to the Ivory Coast in order to upgrade its water supply infrastructures.

Japanese ambassador Okumura Yoshifumi declared at the ceremony of the signing of the agreement for the loan that the project will include the provision of cranes, tanker trucks, and assistance hardware to help deal with floods.

It likewise covers the upgrading of the drinking water distribution network, particularly in the more isolated areas, by the acquisition of mobile drilling equipment.

The World Bank has likewise just granted additional funding of 48.25 million Dollars to the Ivory Coast by way of an emergency urban infrastructure programme, as announced at the end of last week by the Ivory Coast Minister of Economy and Finance by way of the daily fratmat.

This financing will allow for the enhancement of the water purification work at the Cocody lagoon bay, as well as the upgrading of water mains in the city of Abidjan.

Category: Water

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