WB Pledges $300m for Water, Sanitation Projects

Jun 22 , 2019

The World Bank pledged 300 million dollars to finance Water Supply, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) projects. The financing agreement was signed by Ahmed Shide, minister of Finance, and Carolyn Turk, World Bank country director for Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan. The loan will be used to help the Ethiopian government provide potable water and sanitation services to roughly three million people in selected rural and urban areas. Ethiopia has established a model for integrated implementation of WASH activities that brings together four sectoral ministries with a horizontal implementation structure that extends from the federal to community level.



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