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Niger gets $25,000 S’Korea grants for water projects

The Niger State Government says it has received $25,000 in support from South Korea to rehabilitate three bi-water schemes and installation of solar-powered boreholes in the state.

The Secretary to the Niger State Government, Alhaji Abubakar Usman, disclosed this during the launching of the second phase of the state urban policy in Minna.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the financial support was through the UN-Habitat to implement the state urban policy.

Usman said the fund was to rehabilitate three bi-water schemes at Beji, Tungan Mallam and Kataergi towns and installation of solar-powered borehole, a 7.5KVA solar inverter and at Kuta General Hospital.

“UN-Habitat in 2022 provided financial support of $50,000 to the state to implement two demonstration projects in different parts of the state. It has provided $25,000 to implement another two demonstration projects.

“The second phase is designed to improve water supply and encourage hygiene practices in towns,” the SSG said.

He urged beneficiary communities to work together with the implementing agencies to ensure smooth implementation and sustainability of the projects.

The Chief of Policy Legislation and Governance Section of UN-Habitat, Remy Sietchiping, said the organisation was committed to supporting Niger’s drive to build resilient smart cities with adequate water supply for the growing population.

Source: Punch