Japan wants to increase access to drinking water in DRC
6 July 2011
Japan, through the Japanese governmental agency JICA, is currently carrying out several projects in the domain of infrastructures for the production and transport of drinking water in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
A consortium of Japanese businesses is in the process of conducting works to renovate and extend the drinking water treatment plant at Ngaliema, in the city of Kinshasa, reports the newspaper Sud Quotidien.
The works should be completed by February 2013. The extension will have a capacity of 30,000 m3 per day, bringing production from 80,000 to 110,000 m3 of water treated daily.
The plant will thus improve the supply of drinking water, especially in the communes of Gombe, Kintambo, Lingwala, Ngaliema and Bandalungwa.
One more step towards the goal of the government of the DRC, which is to extend drinking water coverage to more than half the population by the end of 2015.