French Development Agency (AFD) and the German Development Agency (KfW) are providing €40 million in financing, half of which will be used to finance solid waste management in the Togolese capital. This loan is part of the fourth phase of the Lomé Urban Environment Project (PEUL IV) which aims to improve the living conditions of 2 million inhabitants.
The Lomé Urban Environment Project (PEUL) is entering a new phase. The French Development Agency (AFD) and the German Development Agency (KfW) are granting a 40 million euro loan (over 26 billion CFA francs) to the Togolese authorities for the implementation of the fourth phase of this project launched in 2006. The funds will be used to finance solid waste management in the capital and to strengthen the rural transport infrastructure network throughout the country.
20 million (more than 13 billion CFA francs) of this new funding will be devoted to urban sanitation through the strengthening of waste collection and sorting systems (solid, liquid, biomedical, etc.) and recycling. This circuit includes pre-collection or direct collection from households, collection from collection centres, transport and disposal.
Support from development partners
In its first three phases, the PEUL project enabled the construction of the modern Akepé landfill and the environmental safety of the old Agoè-Nyive landfill located 18 km from Lomé. The project is financed by the municipality (10%), AFD (14%), the European Union (EU, 33%) and the West African Development Bank (BOAD, 43%).
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In 2021, BOAD granted 47 million CFA francs (or 78,000 euros) to the Togo-based non-governmental organisations (NGOs) Science et technologie africaine pour un développement durable (STADD) and Écosystème naturel propre (Enpro). The grant aims to promote behavioural changes on salubrity, hygiene and environmental preservation in the capital Lomé.