Agency (Ecofin) – Rwanda will receive funding of $ 130 million from the african development Bank (AFDB) to implement water supply projects, said a press release of the institution published on Monday.
This funding should also help to put in place sustainable sanitation projects in the country. The programme will cover cities and strategic regions of the country by improving access to water in areas with an access level low (about 45%), well below the national average (85%).
Expected to be granted in the framework of the ” Program of water supply and sustainable sanitation in Rwanda “, this new funding follows a previous close of $ 171 million granted to the country in November 2017.
“Bank support to this program goes a step further in the deepening and the consolidation of the impact of its investments on building resilience to climate change and inclusive growth.“, has to this effect declared, Wambui Gichuri (photo), director of the water development and sanitation of the bank.
Please note that nearly 1.5 million people are expected to be impacted by the new project, of which 700 000 living in peri-urban or rural.