Togo: Saudi Arabia grants 3.1 million USD for drinking water in rural area
7 February 2011
Saudi Arabia has given a grant of 3.1 million dollars for a project to construct 95 wells in Togo. The aim is to improve access to drinking water in the rural area in the north of the country, reports the Xinhua press agency.
The Togolese Ministry for Water said last Thursday that the works will last for 12 months.
This operation is in line with the government's aims to attain, by 2015, a rate of drinking water access in rural areas of 64 percent.
Elsewhere, the 2nd Eurafrique forum opened its doors on January 25 in Bamako, with the goal of promoting public-private partnership in the water and energy sectors.
Malian Prime Minister Modibo Sidibé pointed out that these sectors are indispensable to the development of Africa, reports the Journal du Mali.
A number of projects were mentioned, including the village water project installed by the West African Economic and Monetary Union. It has enabled the construction of 8,000 water pumps in the eight member countries.