Water infrastructure project to help North African countries
5 January 2011
A number of African countries are set to benefit from improved water infrastructure thanks to an agreement.
It is between the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe.
Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia are among the nations that will be enhanced due to the agreement, which will be made possible by a €1.9 million (£1.6 million) grant from the AfDB.
The money will be used to help states achieve the Millennium Development Goals set out by the UN in 2000.
Khushhal Khushiram, the AfDB's resident representative for Egypt, said: "[We aim to] improve water resources management and the provision of water services in North Africa, by harmonising and strengthening the monitoring and evaluation capacity in the participating countries."
Officials from the World Bank recently visited Egypt to discuss transport and electricity projects in the Arab parts of the continent.