PASSCO 2 project to improve water & sanitary conditions in Togo launched

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Drilling works and equipping of approximately 300 boreholes with human-powered pumps as part of (PASSCO 2) a project to improve sanitary conditions in schools and rural areas in Togo, particularly in the Kara and Savannah regions were launched in Kousoungou (Savannah region) on Friday, February 26th, 2021 by Togolese Prime Minister Victoire Tomégah-Dogbé.

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This initiative, which is a part of the new government sheet, aims to improve access to drinking water in the targeted localities. More specifically, the project will increase the coverage rate in rural areas from 77% to 85% in the Kara regions, and from 67% to 72% in the Savanes region.

As part of the project, the local population in the targeted areas will also be trained on the usage and maintenance of the borehole equipment.

Carrying out of the project

The project in question will be carried by Vergnet Hydro, a commercial manual pump manufacturer based in France, and its Togolese partner, ECM SARL L’Entreprise de Construction Mécanique (ECM), a mechanical construction company specialized in pump technology, solar energy, water treatment, and metal construction.

With a total cost of over US$ 12m, the PASSCO 2 project is supported by the government of France through Agence Française de Développement (AFD) Group, whose main objective is to fund, support, and accelerate the transition to a fairer and more sustainable world.

With the new facilities commissioned under Passco 1 and 2, the Savannah and Kara regions will have a total of 1,000 human-powered pumps.