AfDB approves USD 76.11 mln loan for water supply, sanitation program in Ethiopia

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The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 approved a loan of USD 76.11 million from the AfDB financing window to Ethiopia for the implementation of the four towns’ water supply and sanitation improvement program. The four program beneficiary towns are Adama in Oromia, Adwa in Tigray, Bichena in Amhara and Gode in Somali Regional States.
The program aims to improve the health and socio-economic development of the residents of the four towns through increased access to sustainable water supply and sanitation services and improvement in service delivery.
The project aims at increasing the water production capacities, improvement in distribution systems, provision of public latrines, improvement in collection and disposal of faecal sludge and capacity development of the regional water bureaus and utilities.
(AfDB.org)