Togo Plans to Increase Supply of Drinking Water to Capital Lome

Togo’s government plans to increase the supply of drinking water to residents of the capital, Lome, to 60,000 cubic meters this year from 40,000 cubic meters in 2014.

“All drillings are complete and we will extend supply networks to strengthen the Cacaveli water station,” Minister of Rural Equipment Bissoune Nabagou said in a statement on the government website. “With the help of the French Development Agency, two water towers in the capital will be rehabilitated.”

The daily water requirement in Lome is estimated at 77,000 cubic meters, according to the government. Almost 40% of Togo’s population of 7.4 million don’t have access to clean water, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund.

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