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Burundi: Burundi gets 30 million euros for water project

2013/12/06

Germany will donate 30 million euros to Burundi to enable the African country fund its hydro-electric infrastructure, quoting the Burundi Finance Minister, Abdallah Tabou Manirakiza.


The Minister said an agreement to that result was reached Tuesday in Bujumbura with the representatives of the German Development Bank (KFW).

According to the minister, half of the money will be used in an interconnection of regional electricity project from Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The other half will be needed to improve potable water supply and hygienic conditions in Nyanza-Lac, a port-town in the south of Burundi.

A lot of towns near the Tanganyika Lake lack water supply and are often breeding grounds for cholera.

According to statistics available from the Water and Environment Ministry, water supply nationwide is estimated at additional than 60 %.

The Burundi government has said it plans to increase water supply to at least 97 % of the people by 2020.

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