(Ecofin Agency) - The World Bank approved $150 million to improve sanitation and access to clean water in Côte d'Ivoire, the bank announced last week.
The new support is granted as part of the second phase of the Water Supply and Sanitation Project in urban areas (PREMU-Phase II) which aims to provide drinking water to citizens, build new hygiene facilities and upgrade the existing ones in schools across the country.
The bank says the plan, scheduled for the period 2019-24, targets 1.2 million people in 12 secondary towns and 90,000 students. “This financing will help Côte d'Ivoire […] create an enabling environment for private investment in a capital intensive sector, by building actors’ capacities and improving water services’ performances in urban areas,” said Pierre Laporte (photo), the bank’s Director for Côte d'Ivoire.
Moutiou Adjibi Nourou