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Tanzania: Afd Inks 176bn/-for Region Water Project

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MOROGORO residents yesterday expressed enthusiasm as the government signed a 70 -million euro (175.6bn/- ) Credit Facility Agreement with the French Development Agency (AFD) that would finance their local Water Supply and Sanitation project.

Speaking during the signing ceremony, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Mr Dotto James said the project is expected to benefit about 722,010 people in Morogoro Urban to access clean and safe water.

He further said upon its completion it will increase the amount of water supplied to the locals from the current 37,000 cubic litres a day to 108,000 cubic litres.

The Permanent Secretary said the scheme will contribute in attaining the government’s requirement to supply 126,253 cubic litres per day by the year 2035, to cover 95-percent to the Morogoro residents.

“The project also will in- crease the sewerage services from the current five per cent to 15 percent for Morogoro Urban population,” said Mr James.

In a related development, he applauded the French government through the agency for the friendly assistance that has midwifed a number of bilateral development projects, both ongoing and some in pipeline.

“Tanzania has benefited and is expected to benefit from the AFD’s support mostly in Energy, Water, Transport (roads and infrastructure) and Agriculture sectors” he point- ed out.

The PS further noted that AFD has offered financial sup- port through grants and loans in the past years amounting to Euro 154.5 million, estimated as 387.6bn/-.