Sunday, May 13, 2012

US gives Zambia $355 million for water projects

Terra Daily via AFP: Zambia signed a deal Thursday with the United States for a grant worth over almost $355 million to improve water and sanitation in the cholera-plagued capital city, Lusaka.

"This compact we have signed today for the water supply, sanitation and drainage project valued at $354.8 million (about 274 million euros) will assist increasing access to and improving the reliability of water supply and drainage services," Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda said at the signing.

"It will also decrease the incidences of waterborne and water-related diseases and at the same time save time for households and businesses."...

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