Oxfam grants over three million USD for a drinking water project in Angola

11 July 2011

British non-governmental organization "Oxfam" has awarded 3.4 million dollars to promote a drinking water, sanitation and hygiene project in Angola.

The project is being conducted in collaboration with the European Union as part of a campaign to achieve the millennium development goals set by the UN in the provinces of Benguela, Huambo, Bié and Moxico, reports the Angop press agency. It will extend over three years.

Elsewhere, in Senegal, 300 wells have been drilled by the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) in the regions of Matam, Tambacounda and Kédougou, as part of the village water Program, reports a press release reported last Thursday by the APS press agency.

A second agreement totaling 10.5 million dollars has been signed, to produce 150 additional wells, including 120 wells equipped with human-powered pumps.

"The works to produce these 150 wells are underway in the regions of Tambacounda, Matam, Kédougou Kaffrine, Kaolack and Louga", says the press release.

Categories: Water

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