- Goudel IV ingesting water challenge highlighted as mannequin for local weather motion in Africa
- The Dutch Authorities, the European Funding Financial institution (EIB) and the French Improvement Company (AFD) have offered 60.4 million euros in financing for this transformative challenge. This financing is offered within the type of a grant by the Netherlands and long-term loans by the EIB and AFD.
- New water therapy plant inaugurated this week will develop ingesting water provide, enhance public well being and cater for rising inhabitants
Provide of ingesting water to greater than 400,000 individuals, together with first time entry for 200,000 individuals, dwelling in Niamey, capital of Niger and one of many hottest and quickest rising cities on this planet, shall be secured following the profitable completion of the Goudel IV water therapy plant and water distribution community growth. The challenge was formally inaugurated by H.E. Mahamadou Issoufou, President of Niger, this morning.
Greater than 15,700 further households have been linked to the water community and 170 new water entry factors constructed beneath the transformational challenge supported by European companions, the European Funding Financial institution, French Improvement Company and the Dutch authorities.
The significance of latest funding to offer ingesting water in Niamey, enhance water provide to match a rising city inhabitants and higher shield public well being was highlighted on the inauguration of the Goudel IV water therapy plant attended by the Ambassador of the European Union in Niger.
“The Goudel 4 challenge to strengthen the ingesting water provide within the metropolis of Niamey shall be inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Niger, Head of State, on March 18, 2021. The scheme will permit us to fulfill the water wants of an more and more giant and demanding inhabitants within the years forward.” mentioned Amadou Mamadou Sekou, Directeur Général of the Société de Patrimoine des Eaux du Niger (SPEN).
“Group Europe is dedicated to tackling the influence of local weather change in Africa and strengthening sustainable funding in Niger. The monetary and technical cooperation of the European Funding Financial institution, French Improvement Company and the Dutch authorities with Société des Patrimoine des Eaux du Niger will enhance public well being and unlock financial alternatives for a whole bunch of 1000’s of individuals in Niamey for the longer term.” mentioned Denisa-Elena Ionete, European Union Ambassador to Niger.
“Right now marks a milestone in cooperation between Niger and European companions. The European Funding Financial institution is happy to offer long-term financing and technical assist for the Goudel IV plant and to safe provide of ingesting water to 1000’s of individuals in Niamey as a part of Group Europe. Development and profitable operation of the brand new clear water challenge will contribute to defending public well being and livelihoods throughout future droughts and floods.” mentioned Ambroise Fayolle, European Funding Financial institution Vice President.
“France welcomes the commissioning of the Goudel IV ingesting water therapy plant. Extending the availability of ingesting water to Niamey will speed up the achievement of the sustainable improvement objectives in Niger, “mentioned Alexandre Garcia, French Ambassador to Niger.
“Group Europe congratulates Niger and Société des Patrimoine des Eaux du Niger for the profitable completion of the Goudel IV challenge that can scaling up entry to ingesting water for 1000’s of individuals in Niamey.” mentioned Paul Tholen, Ambassador of the Netherlands in Niger.
Defending susceptible communities from local weather change
Niger is among the hottest international locations on the planet, and common temperatures in Niamey are not often beneath 32 °C.
The expanded Niamey water community contains 170 new water entry factors, and can considerably develop provide of unpolluted ingesting water to components of the capital metropolis beforehand depending on untreated water.
Niamey has one of many quickest rising populations on this planet and the brand new challenge will cater for elevated demand for ingesting water within the metropolis.
Technical and monetary cooperation delivering improvement influence
The Goudel IV water therapy plant and wider AEP Niamey challenge is supported by EUR 60.4 million of long-term financing from three European companions, the European Funding Financial institution (34.5%), French Improvement Company (30%) and the Dutch authorities (35.5%).