Senegal: More than 270 million USD to improve access to drinking water

2 February 2010

Senegal Prime Minister Souleymane Ndéné Ndiaye has announced the mobilisation of 271.6 million Dollars to improve access to drinking water across the country.

These funds have been allocated within the framework of the Millennium Project for drinking water and water treatment, he declared, adding that a majority of the financing was coming from outside partners, among them Belgium, according to the daily Le Soleil.

The Prime Minister made this announcement on the occasion of the inauguration of a new well and water supply plant at Darou Diaw, adding that the Government’s objective was to bring the rate of access to drinking water from the present 75.5 percent to more than 82 percent by 2015.

This money will allow for a large number of infrastructure projects to be financed, such as that of the French NGO Vivre en Brousse, which has established 75 wells in the rural community of Sandiara. This project was inaugurated last Sunday, as the APS press agency reports.<br/>

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