June 21

Madagascar: The World Bank Promises $220 Million for Drinking Water in Tananarive

By Jean Marie Takouleu

The Malagasy government has signed an agreement with the World Bank for a loan of 220 million dollars. The loan is intended mainly to finance new drinking water supply infrastructures in the capital Tananarive.

The World Bank promises to grant a loan to the Malagasy government for the financing of the Project for the Improvement of Access to Drinking Water (PAAEP) in Madagascar. An agreement relating to the granting of this financing was signed recently in Tananarive, in the presence of the Head of State Andry Rajoelina. The PAAEP, for which the World Bank is committing 220 million dollars, aims to strengthen the supply of drinking water in the Malagasy capital, but also in the cities of Antsiranana, Mahajanga, Fianarantsoa, Manakara and Antsirabe.

In the capital Tananarive, the project validated by the Council of Ministers in April 2022 aims to increase drinking water production capacity by 20%, or 40,800 m3 per day, through the construction of new treatment facilities. The PAAEP will also enable the strengthening of the water network of the public company Jiro Sy Rano Malagasy (JIRAMA).

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Source: Afrik 21 (link opens in a new window)