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Drinking Water and Development of Oases in Rural Areas (Mauritania)


Titre : Drinking Water and Development of Oases in Rural Areas (Mauritania)

(Supplementary Loan)

Pays de réalisation : Mauritanie

Date d’approbation : 25/04/2019

Bénéficiaire : Ministry of Economy and Finance, Water Department in the Ministry of Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Rural Development

The project aims at providing drinking water to the inhabitants of rural villages in different parts of Mauritania, as well as improving their health and living conditions. The project also aims at developing groundwater sources and regulating surface water in oases for agricultural use. The project will contribute to strengthening the efforts to fight poverty and unemployment, improving farmers’ income, providing employment opportunities and maintaining the population in rural oases areas.

The project, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2020, includes the rehabilitation of existing drinking water facilities in about 100 rural villages being currently supplied, and that of equipment and supplies of facilities in a number of other villages. The project also includes the supply of about 300 villages deprived of drinking water services, as well as the preparation for the supply of around 200 other villages with drinking water by digging the necessary wells. In addition, the project includes the development of the rural areas in the oases through the provision of groundwater for the irriga tion of about 730 hectares of palms and vegetables, the construction of a center to process and package dates, as well as the reinforcement of the ground water recharge. The project also consists of the provision of equipment to a number of existing wells, the digging and preparation of other wells, the construction of reservoirs and the laying of pipes to distribute the water for drinking and irrigation purposes, as well as the construction of levees and the rehabilitation of small dams in the rural villages in the oases. The project also includes the provision of technical services and institutional support to the beneficiary and implementing entities.

Coût du projet : KD 24.9 million
Montant du prêt : KD 3.0 million
(*) 1 KD is equivalant to about = 3.3227 USD

Financement : The two Arab Fund loans, the first No. 601/2013 and the supplementary, cover about 92% of the total project cost. The Mauritanian Government will cover the remaining cost of the project and any additional cost that may arise. Présentation AFESD

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