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AfDB Supports Drinking Water Supply For Four Gabon Municipalities


The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced its intention to invest CFAF 49.5 billion, or nearly €75 million, in this project, which involves the construction of 149 km of drinking water network. The Gabonese government estimates that this should increase the rate of access to drinking water from 25 to 85% in rural areas and from 45 to 95% in urban areas in the four cities targeted by the project. The “Grand Libreville” project also provides for the repair of water leaks in the various administrative buildings. Part of this amount should be injected by the African Growing Together Fund (AGTF) which is an investment fund created jointly by the AfDB and the People’s Bank of China (PBC).