Feb 01, 2010

Spain Assists in Increase of Water Distribution in Africa

Spain financing loan of $4.7 million to expand desalination unit

Spain is assisting in increasing the distribution of drinking water in Cape Verde, Africa, by financing a loan of $4.7 million to expand its desalination unit.

The loan is granted through Spain’s Contingent Development Fund and is contributing to Cape Verde’s Strategic Policy Program. This program focuses on reducing poverty and supports sustainable economic growth.

The goals of the project are to:
&#149 Increase drinking water in Praia, the capital of Cape Verde;
&#149 Connect clients; and
&#149 Reduce sea water extraction costs.

Due to the increase in population and growth in reduction of water table levels, desalination is the primary method of supplying drinking water to the citizens of Cape Verde.