Germany Funds $200 Million USD Supply Project in Zambia

8 Oct 2007 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
lusaKa, Zambia

— The German government has initiated a project to drill 400 boreholes in 350 communities in Zambia to help overcome the challenge of providing safe drinking water in rural areas. The Rural Water Supply and Sanitation project in Kasempa, 800 kilometers northwest of Lusaka, will cost Germany more than $200 million USD. German Ambassador to Zambia Irene Henrichsen said the Zambian government was still faced with a challenge of providing safe drinking water both in rural and urban areas. Through the project, rural communities in Kasempa, Mufumbwe and Kabompo districts will have access to safe drinking water and protection from waterborne diseases such diarrhea, cholera and dysentery...

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