ADFD finances sustainable water project in Kiffa
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ADFD finances sustainable water project in Mauritanian city of Kiffa

ADFD finances sustainable water project in Mauritanian city of Kiffa

The contribution from ADFD towards this strategic project amounts to Dhs110m


Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has signed an agreement with the government of Mauritania to finance a project aimed at providing potable water to the city of Kiffa, which will be sourced from the Senegal River.

The contribution from the ADFD towards this strategic project amounts to Dhs110m ($30m).

The total value of the project, which is being financed by several Arabic and international financing institutions, is $320m.

The project aims to provide potable water to around 92 cities and villages between the cities of Koraï and Kiffa, passing through the cities of Sélibabi and Kankossa.

The project includes the supply and installation of a pipeline that connects the Senegal River to the city of Kiffa, spanning 250 kilometres.

Mohamed Saif Al Suwaidi, director general of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development said: “This strategic project marks a milestone in the development of the water sector in Mauritania. It will enhance the quality and sustainability of drinking water supplies to major regions and cities in the country.

The financing for this project supports the development plans of the Mauritanian government by improving the living conditions and health of the population in the targeted areas.”

Ousmane Mamoudou Kane, minister of Economic Affairs and Promotion of Productive Sectors of Mauritania lauded the bilateral relations between the two countries and commended ADFD for its role in supporting development projects that promote economic and social progress in Mauritania.

The minister also noted that the sustainable water project aligns with Mauritania’s comprehensive national strategy to provide secure and sustainable access to safe drinking water in major areas of the country and establish a modern water network in the city of Kiffa and its adjacent cities.

He also added that the project would enable the provision of potable water from the Senegal River, promoting population stability and mitigating water shortages, particularly during the summer months. This will bring significant benefits to the local population.

The project consists of constructing a water intake from the Senegal River and a treatment plant with a targeted production capacity of 50,000 cubic metres per second in the city of Koraï, adjacent to the river.

The water will then be pumped along the pipeline through three pumping stations located in the cities of Koraï, Sélibabi, and Kankossa. Additionally, the project includes the construction of three ground tanks with a capacity of 5,000 cubic metres each and 35 elevated tanks with capacities ranging from 25 to 500 cubic metres along the pipeline route.

ADFD began its development work in Mauritania in 1977, when it financed 12 strategic projects with a total value of Dhs987m ($268.76m). Covering diverse sectors, these projects contributed to the economic and social development of Mauritania.

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