Nigeria to benefit from water projects

17 September 2010

Individuals in Nigeria may benefit from improved sanitation after a number of water projects were approved.

It will see Owena Dam Water Treatment Plant Project in Akure, which is located in the south-west region of the country, enhanced and the cost of the scheme will be 4.7 billion Nigerian Naira (£19.6 million).

Labaran Maku, minister of state for the nation, noted the agreement will bring a number of benefits, including the potential for future funding.

Despite the work being started in 2007, a number of factors have led to the setback in completion, such as escalating costs and changes in the final design.

It comes after it was suggested the whole continent could benefit from investment in infrastructure to improve the water supply.

Buyelwa Sonjica, South Africa's minister of water and environmental affairs, noted enhancements are not happening quick enough and added: "We need to build, extend or refurbish our water delivery systems."

Category: Water

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