Water in Congo Brazzaville

  • Great Inga Dam project A solution to Africa’s power deficit

    CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, 2017/03/04 The ambitious Great Inga Dam project on the Congo River, has the potential to generate 42,000 MW, enough electricity to power DRC and much of the continent. The initial phase, Inga III, will produce 4800 MW, half of which will be exported to South Africa, the country’s major partner in this project Energy has driven a social and industrial revolution throughout the DRC over recent years and further developments are presently being planned to cement the country’s economic next. The African country’s energy sector had been struggling with ageing infrastructure and power plants that had endured a lack of maintenance and investment , but in 2014 all industry was liberalised to entice development. Regulatory frameworks were revised and a series of significant projects were launched, offering a variety of opportunities to international and domestic parties alike.
  • Provision of potable water in the Congo Budget

    CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, 2013/08/06 The Congolese government will allocate CFAF 193 billion, from this year, for the provision of clean drinking (potable) water to the rural populations,  quoting Radio Congo. Dubbed 'Water for all', the project was launched Saturday by the Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso, in Kingoma, additional than 200km from Brazzaville, the capital, where a borehole was sunk to allow the local people to have access to potable water. Congo’s Territory Planning minister, Jean-Jacques Bouya, as well announced that in the long run, the government would build 4,000 boreholes in 2,000 villages across the country, adding that the water points would be built by the Brazil-based firm, Asperbras, under the framework of the South-South cooperation.
  • Africa : Universal Access to Water and Sanitation

    BOTSWANA, 2013/04/02 Access to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation is a universal human right and central to human wellbeing and development. From presently on 780 million people still receive drinking water from unimproved sources and 2.5 billion people continue to live without access to improved sanitation facilities. IDS' work on water and sanitation has been looking at what additional needs to be done, particularly through a new set of post 2015 development goals, to ensure that this right is enjoyed by amount.