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Europe To Provide Clean Water For Ethiopia

Posted: Jul 16, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

More than 120,000 households across Ethiopia are expected to benefit from significant new investment in water, wastewater and sanitation infrastructure. Three leading European development finance institutions today confirmed more than €81 million of support for the upgrading programme to improve water services around the country by the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy.

The European Investment Bank, French Agency for Development (AFD – Agence Française de Developpement) and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, represented in Ethiopia by the Italian Development Cooperation Local Technical Unit (IDC), announced the new backing on the sidelines of the Third International Conference on Finance for Development currently being held in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

“The European Investment Bank is very glad to be back in Ethiopia after many years to help finance a project in such a crucial sector as water and sanitation. Our engagement here shows our continued commitment to water investments across Africa and around the world.