Korea Pledges $10m for Water, Sanitation

Mar 30 , 2019

Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has donated 10 million dollars to the second phase of One Wash National Programme. The agreement was signed by Negash Wagesho (PhD), state minister of Water, Irrigation & Energy, and Ho Kim, director of the Agency, on March 29, 2019. Out of the total amount, seven million dollars will go toward improving access to potable water, while the rest will go toward increasing coverage of sanitation facilities in rural areas. KOICA has been involved in different projects in Ethiopia including healthcare, agriculture and forestry, education, public administration and technology since 1991.



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