Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Earth Science News .

Subscribe to our free daily newsletters

ADB and OPEC Fund aid Sierra Leone water project

by Staff Writers
Freetown (AFP) March 29, 2011
The African Development Bank and the OPEC Fund for International Development are providing Sierra Leone $62 million for the reconstruction of three water stations, the head of the west African state's water company said on Tuesday.

"The African Development Bank (ADB) has provided 42 million US dollars while the OPEC Fund has given 20 million US dollars to the project," Victor Hastings-Spaine, the acting director-general of the Sierra Leone Water Company (Salwaco), told AFP.

Part of the funds is a loan and part a grant, he added.

The project aims to put in place within three years sustainable water systems in the southern city of Bo, Kenema in the east and Makeni in the north.

"The benefit to all three cities will be proper water supply and improved sanitation activities in schools, colleges, markets and lorry parks and wouild mean having he best water system in the country," added Hastings-Spaine.

According to Sierra Leonean government data only 15 to 20 percent of residents in provincial cities have access to clean water and the rest rely on unprotected wells and polluted streams.

Share This Article With Planet Earth DiggDigg RedditReddit
YahooMyWebYahooMyWeb GoogleGoogle FacebookFacebook

Related Links
Water News - Science, Technology and Politics

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

Billion-plus people to lack water in 2050: study
Washington (AFP) March 28, 2011
More than one billion urban residents will face serious water shortages by 2050 as climate change worsens effects of urbanization, with Indian cities among the worst hit, a study said Monday. The shortage threatens sanitation in some of the world's fastest-growing cities but also poses risks for wildlife if cities pump in water from outside, said the article in the Proceedings of the Nationa ... read more

Cost of disasters tripled in 2010: Swiss Re

Aid workers praise Myanmar quake response

Japan on 'maximum alert' over nuclear plant

Tsunami-triggered toilet paper crisis hits Tokyo

Nano-Bricks May Help Build Better Packaging To Keep Foods Fresher Longer

Smartphone market to grow 50 percent in 2011: IDC

Calm urged as radiation spreads across Asia

Lenovo launches 'LePad' tablet in China

Billion-plus people to lack water in 2050: study

ADB and OPEC Fund aid Sierra Leone water project

The Pacific Oyster Is In Sweden To Stay

Developing Strategies In A Desert Watershed That Sustain Regional Water Supplies

Antarctic Icebergs Play A Previously Unknown Role In Global Carbon Cycle, Climate

Study Sheds Light On How Heat Is Transported To Greenland Glaciers

Large-Scale Assessment Of Arctic Ocean Show Significant Increase In Freshwater Content

Study: 2011 arctic ice extent is down

Study Predicts Large Regional Changes In Farmland Area

Managing Grazing Lands With Fire Improves Profitability

Sweden responds to EU criticism of wolf hunt

China 'to pull dairy licences in safety drive'

Namibia declares state of emergency after flooding

Two Koreas in talks on potential volcano threat

Japan death toll tops 10,000: Kyodo

Reactor fear at Japan plant as toll tops 10,000

Sudan president heads to Qatar amid Darfur violence

Burkina Faso soldiers freed from prison after protests

Passions stirred, Gbagbo backers "ready to die" for I.Coast

African Union demands 'immediate' halt to Libya attacks

Research Proves No 2 Of Us Are Alike, Even Identical Twins

Researchers Detail How Neurons Decide How To Transmit Information

Rare gene defect affects both pain, smell

A New Evolutionary History Of Primates

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2010 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement