Senegal announces 131 million dollars for access to water and sanitation
6 December 2010
A huge project in the domain of infrastructures for sanitation and access to drinking water in Senegal was announced Monday November 29 by the Director of Rural Hydraulics, Diène Faye.
More than 131 million dollars will be allocated by the government in order to contribute to improving the sanitary conditions of the populations in the Kaffrine, Tambacounda, Kolda, Sédhiou and Ziguinchor regions.
This project, which forms part of the Millennium Drinking water and Sanitation Program (PEPAM), will benefit about 100,000 inhabitants by bringing access to drinking water, and the improved sanitation will benefit 50,000 inhabitants.
The works comprise the creation of 35 boreholes, 10 piezometers, the renovation of 21 existing boreholes and the construction of 41 water towers, reports the Senegalese press agency.
It will also involve extending the network to 58 sites, installing 83 drainage systems, the creation of 10,000 private branch pipes, the installation of 290 production meters, 2,035 distribution meters, 11,000 family latrines and 400 public conveniences.