Cameron Gets World Bank Loan for Clean Water Provision in Cities

Cameroon will get a loan of 14 billion CFA francs ($28 million) for clean water from the World Bank’s International Development Association, said Louis Paul Motaze, minister of economy, planning and regional development.

The money will be spent on infrastructure to provide clean water supplies in the capital, Yaounde, and the port city of Douala, Motaze told reporters yesterday. The funding is in addition to a 40 billion-franc loan given in 2008 to the central African nation for the same project, he said.

A reservoir will be built on the Nyong river, 100 kilometers (62 miles) southeast of Yaounde, said Basile Atangana Kouna, general manager of Cameroon Water Utilities. WWe expect to have five of such reservoirs to attain our objective of producing at least additional 50,000 cubic meters of water daily,” he said in an interview in Yaounde.

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