Senegal: BIDC finances water infrastructure project in Touba
25 January 2011
The Senegalese government has announced the launch of a project to construct infrastructures for the transport and distribution of water in order to end the shortages affecting the region of Touba, to the west of Dakar.
The Development and Investment Bank of the Economic Community of West African States (BIDC) has given its agreement this week to contribute, in the amount of 43.7 million dollars, to the funding for this project.
However, about 104 million dollars will be required in addition, and the State is currently seeking investors and partners for the development.
The works comprise the construction of ten wells about thirty kilometers from Touba, says Prime Minister Souleymane Ndéné Ndiaye, to supply the holy town "for a century, at least".
"This project should finally settle the problem of water shortages faced by Touba", he said last Sunday to the APA press agency.