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Sudan to benefit from clean water project launched by TIKA

Turkey’s Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) completes landmark water-purification project in Sudan’s Sennar State. The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) is helping poor communities in Sudan’s southeastern Sennar State. They are doing this though purifying water from the Nile River.

Many people in poverty-stricken Sudan suffer from a persistent lack of clean drinking water. This is due to a range of factors, including harsh geographical conditions, long periods of drought, and insufficient or antiquated infrastructure. This is more so especially in rural parts of the country.

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Water purification project

According to its official website, the aid agency has recently completed a landmark water-purification project. The project is aimed at providing poor villages in Sennar State with potable water. As part of the project, TIKA has donated three kilometers of water pipeline as well as six 40-ton water tanks. The agency has also availed several laundry rooms and water filling units. These also include an electric pump and pumping station to the local Sudanese authorities.

The governor used the occasion to thank TIKA for its ongoing efforts to help poor Sudanese communities.  Gungenci, for his part, said the clean water project was only one of several humanitarian initiatives that the Turkish aid agency was currently pursuing in Sudan.

TIKA has a long history of carrying out aid projects in Africa. These include numerous clean water initiatives in countries such as Nigeria, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Mali, West Africa and Somalia, as well as Sudan.

The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency Directorate has been operating since itsestablishment in 1992 and continues to realize projects on five continents, starting in those countries with which we have a shared culture and geography.


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