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Programme to improve the water supply (Afghanistan)


Titre : Programme to improve the water supply (Afghanistan)

Pays : Afghanistan

Durée : 2008 to 2018

Commissioned by : German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Agence d’exécution : Afghan Ministry of Urban Development Affairs ; Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water ; Afghan Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Corporation

Being able to access a regular supply of high-quality drinking water remains an unattainable dream for many Afghans. Only one in ten residents in the capital Kabul and one in five in the provincial capitals are connected to the drinking water supply system, which is in a poor state of repair. In rural areas, people have to rely on wells, rivers and streams or water tanks for their drinking water. None of the water pipelines are new, and the old ones require maintenance as they lose up to 40 per cent of the water through leaks. The country often fails to use its available water resources properly, and there are currently no measures in place to conserve them. Although Afghanistan has begun to restructure its water sector, the planned decentralisation, autonomy for the utilities and resource protection have not yet been achieved.

Sustainable water and sanitation systems have been developed in the towns and cities, and the frameworks needed to support them are in place. The Afghan institutions are operating the water infrastructure independently, and continuing to develop it.

Présentation : GIZ

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