Tanzania, AfDB Sign U.S.$125 Million Loan for Water, Sanitation

Tanzania's Minister for Finance and Planning Mwigulu Nchemba, has said that the government has signed a loan agreement of U.S.$125.2 million with the African Development Bank (AfDB) to support a clean water project and sanitation services in the capital city Dodoma.

The minister said the project is envisaged to serve the growing population of the city with clean and sustainable, productive infrastructure, with a reliable access to energy. This is will help strengthen the business and investment environment, as well as education and training systems.

The overall development objective of the Dodoma Resilient and Sustainable Water Development and Sanitation Programme is to improve and expand water supply for domestic and industrial use, sanitation services, food and nutrition. The minister assured AfDB that the implementation of the project will be completed in five years and will involve the construction of a 32-metre high Farkwa Dam.


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