Thanks to the project to improve the technical and financial performance of the drinking water sector (APTF) initiated by the Ivorian government, 155 sub-neighbourhoods in the 13 communes of Abidjan have been connected to the drinking water network. The project is part of the "Water for All" program underway in this West African country.
In Ivory Coast, the project to improve the technical and financial performance of the drinking water sector (APTF) is already bearing fruit. Nearly 3 million people in 105 sub-districts of Abidjan are now connected to the drinking water network.
The ATPF, which is part of the “Water for All” program, cost the government 47 billion CFA francs (72.5 million euros) for this first “emergency” phase. The funding enabled the social connections to be made over a period of 18 months, thanks to work carried out by the Société de distribution d’eau de la Côte d’Ivoire (SODECI), the public utility owned by the Ivorian state and the French group Bouygues.
Authorities in the West African country have suggested that of the 165,000 social connections planned for these neighbourhoods, more than 110,000 have already been completed. The beneficiary household pays only 10,000 CFA francs (just under 15 euros) and the state pays the remaining 157,000 CFA francs (about 240 euros).
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The second part of the project will begin immediately following this first phase. With a planned investment of 182 billion CFA francs (277.4 million euros), it will enable the installation of 800 km of distribution network in the 13 communes of the autonomous district of Abidjan, including Yopougon. This second phase of work should be completed in 2023, and will provide an additional 30,000 m3 of water to the Autonomous District of Abidjan network.