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The African Water Facility Supports Rwanda to Maximize its Water and Sanitation Investments

The African Water Facility Supports Rwanda to Maximize its Water and Sanitation Investments

The African Water Facility (AWF) provided a grant of close to €2 million to the Government of the Republic of Rwanda to support the development of a 25-year national water supply and sanitation masterplans that will guide the achievement of national universal access for water supply and sanitation through the identification of effective water supply and sanitation projects. The grant will also go towards building various water stakeholders’ capacities to plan, design, finance, implement and manage water and sanitation projects and infrastructure. Ultimately, the project will benefit the people of Rwanda through improved water supply and sanitation services, improved environmental conditions resulting in improved standards of living. The local economy will also gain from a better Water and Sanitation sector management as local farmers and industries will have improved access to water for production and reduced production cost.

Categories: Rwanda, Integrated water resources management

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Supporting the socio-economic development of the Ruzizi plain and promoting regional integration

Supporting the socio-economic development of the Ruzizi plain and promoting regional integration

(In French only) AWF announced on July 23, 2015, that it has approved a grant of € 1.9 million to the Economic Community of Great Lakes Countries (CEPGL)- made up of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda -in order to support its development program of the Ruzizi plain in the region. This project aims to boost agriculture in the region and make it a viable economic activity that generates viable profits, benefiting nearly one million inhabitants.

Categories: Burundi, Congo, Democratic Republic of, Rwanda, Agricultural water management

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