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  • Rwanda: Japanese Grant to Boost Access to Clean Water in Rural Areas

    JAPAN, 2017/03/12 Japanese government has given a grant amounting to $147, 075 (approx. Rwf121 million) to two local organisations that will supply water in the districts of Muhanga and Bugesera. The two projects will increase access to clean water in areas where residents had for long experienced water shortages. The recipients are Movement for the Fight against Hunger in the World (MFLM) and Rwanda Environment Conservation Organisation (RECOR). A portion of the grant, $72,925, will be used by MFLM to construct 20 water points, a filtration system, water tank, equilibrium chamber and 11-km-long water pipes in Shyogwe sector in Muhanga district.
  • Turkmenistan and South Korea have exchanged data on their experiences in water management.

    SOUTH KOREA, 2015/07/09 Turkmenistan and South Korea have exchanged data on their experiences in water management. The exchange was conducted as part of a forum on water management organized by Turkmen Water Resources Ministry and the Korean Embassy in Ashgabat, the Turkmen government reported on July 8. Korean companies gave presentations on their experiences in the creation of an advanced integrated system of water supply management, water purification and desalination, quality control, and the development of the Smart nuclear power plant.
  • Japan gives Benin FCFA 60m for water project

    JAPAN, 2014/04/06 Japan will grant Benin 60 million CFA francs to enable the West African country to improve access to drinking water in villages of the commune of Dassa-Zoumè in the central part of the country, PANA learned in Cotonou on Thursday from official sources. This grant will enable Benin to purify the water from a river through a system developed by the Japanese company, Yamaha Motors. The objective is to improve access to drinking water to prevent water-borne diseases due to the consumption of water from the river.
  • Asian water security risk

    ASIA, 2013/03/26 Additional than three-quarters of Asia-Pacific nations are experiencing a critical lack of water security, with a lot of facing a water crisis, an Asian Development Bank study says. It recommends ways to take action. "While the Asia-Pacific region has become an economic powerhouse, it is alarming that no developing country in the region can be considered 'water- fasten.' Nations must urgently improve water governance through inspired leadership and creative policymaking," an Asian Development Bank (ADB) official has warned.