AfDB Approves Loans and Grants
Sudan AfDB approves US $22-million grant to break “triangle of thirst” in West Kordofan, Sudan
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on 0September 9 committed a grant of US $22-million to finance water and sanitation facilities in the West Kordofan State of Sudan and a country-wide Institutional Capacity Development Program. More than 130,000 people (69,000 women) in the rural areas of West Kordofan State are targeted beneficiaries. Water supply points will also benefit approximately 730,000 heads of livestock.
The Water Sector Reforms and Institutional Capacity Development Program targets all 18 states of the Republic of the Sudan and will kick off in January 2016 for implementation spanning a four and a half years. It will focus on building a resilient and sustainable water and sanitation sector that meets the needs of all users or beneficiaries in Sudan, and in particular West Kordofan State. In this regard, the program is expected to enhance peace-building, improve livelihoods and build resilience against climate variability and change in the country.