Waste water management study launched in Dakar
1 April 2010
Tuesday 30 March saw the launch of a study aimed at improving waste water management and treatment in Dakar by way of updating a master plan.
Financed by the European Investment Bank in the amount of 1.3 million Dollars, the study concerns two million inhabitants of Dakar, Pikine, and Guédiawaye, and will be conducted over 14 months.
The current master plan is no longer adequate for Dakar, which has developed rapidly over the past few years in terms of urban growth. This has resulted in the city sometimes falling victim to flooding.
“The master plan is to be presented at the end of this study, which is going to last 14 months, and is aimed at making the drainage networks for waste water and rainwater properly efficient, so reducing to the maximum the number of illnesses caused by water”, explained Bruno Commans, team leader for the project, quoted by the APS press agency.
The director of Grassroot, a Ghanaian NGO, has been exhorting African governments to implement the objectives with regard to water and water management which they have undertaken to implement between now and 2025 within the framework of the targets for the millennium, as reported by the African Press Agency.