Tanzania receives $225m for water project

The water sector in Tanzania has received a $225 million (£179m) boost. The World Bank is providing the financing, which is expected to bring benefits to up to 1.9 million […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The water sector in Tanzania has received a $225 million (£179m) boost.

The World Bank is providing the financing, which is expected to bring benefits to up to 1.9 million people in the nation’s largest city, Dar es Salaam.

The cash will help strengthen the capacities for integrated water resources planning and management as well as improve access to water supply and sanitation services in an efficient manner.

In 2015/16, the city’s non-revenue water rate, i.e. water that is produced but somehow lost in the system, reached 53% against a service coverage of around 55%, according to the Bank.

It is also supporting a water project in Kosovo.