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Niger to receive US $33m to extend water supply network

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Niger is set to receive US $34m from the government of the Netherlands to finance the project to extend the drinking water network of Niamey. The financing agreement has recently been signed between Mamadou Diop, the Nigerien Minister of Finance, and the Dutch Ambassador to Niger, Jolke Oppewa.

The water extension project includes construction of the new Goudel IV plant, designed to supply the city with water. The Goudel IV water purification plant is currently being built by the Spanish company Denys Sas.

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Goudel IV plant

The plant will have a capacity of 40,000 m³ per day. Before it reaches homes, the water produced at the Goudel IV plant will first be stored in three new water reservoirs with a capacity of 2,000 cubic metres each.

Electrosteel France was chosen to supply the pipes that will enable the water to be transported and the drinking water network in Niamey to be extended. This involves laying 27 km of pressure pipe and 250 km of distribution pipe. Dutch ambassador to Niger Jolke Oppewal estimates that the project to extend the drinking water network of the city of Niamey will benefit 450,000 people in the city of more than 1.5 million inhabitants.

Access to drinking water and sanitation is still very low in Niger with large disparities between urban and rural areas and between regions. Only 56% of the population has access to a source of drinking water with a 7% increase in the supply of services between 2012 and 2015. Only 13% of the population has access to basic sanitation services. Only 22.7% of schools have access to drinking water and 26.7% access to sanitation facilities. In addition, school-age girls do not have adequate menstrual hygiene management services.

 

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