TOGO: 7400 people to be connected to the drinking water network in Dapaong & Naki-Est

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TOGO: 7400 people to be connected to the drinking water network in Dapaong & Naki-Est©ThomBal/Shutterstock

Togo's Ministry of Water and Village Hydraulics and its Ministry of Town Planning, Housing and Public Hygiene recently launched the construction of two drinking water supply systems (AEP) in the towns of Dapaong and Naki-Est, in the Savanes region. The work will involve extending the water supply networks to serve a total of 7,400 people.

More news on the Infrastructure and Urban Development Project (PIDU), launched on 16 November 2018 in the Togolese capital Lomé. On 18 August 2023, Togo’s Minister of Water and Village Hydraulics, and the Ministry of Cities, Town Planning, Housing and Public Hygiene launched work on two drinking water supply projects (AEP) in the Savanes region, located more than 600 km from the coast in the far north of the West African country. The aim is to improve access to urban water supply facilities to meet the population’s drinking water needs.

In Dapaong, a town of 117,000 inhabitants, the work involves the construction of 45 km of drinking water network to serve 10 districts with a population of 2,400. In Nika-Est, the water supply system will consist of four boreholes. Water pumped from the water table will be stored in a 100 m3 water tower and distributed via 33 standpipes to more than 5,000 people.

The work will be financed by the Government of Togo through a $30 million loan granted by the World Bank on 22 August 2018.

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In addition to improving the supply of drinking water in these two towns, the PIDU, led by the Togolese Ministry of Town Planning, Housing and Public Hygiene, will also improve the supply in the towns of Lomé and Kara. The project will also build institutional capacity in water planning and management, particularly in the towns of Kpalimé, Tsévié, Atakpamé and Sokodé.

The PIDU followed on from the Emergency Project for the Rehabilitation of Electrical Infrastructure and Services (Purise), also financed by the World Bank. These initiatives reflect the government’s desire to step up investment in urban infrastructure. According to the Togolese authorities, the project will run until the end of December 2023.

Inès Magoum

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