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The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors last week , approved a credit of US$70 million (Kina 223 million) to support Papua New Guinea (PNG)’s water sector.
The credit is intended to improve access to clean and reliable water supply services for the population of nine provincial towns and 10 rural districts across PNG.
The credit will be provided by the International Development Association, the World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries.
According to the latest figures from the 2015 World Health Organisation / UNICEF Joint Monitoring, only 40 percent of the population has access to safe water, and just 20 percent have access to safe, reliable sanitation.
“Without a long-term commitment and strong investment, PNG's water and sanitation services have not been able to keep up with the demand of the country's growing population,” said PNG Planning Minister Charles Abel.
“This project is a key development that supports the WaSH Policy and the National Service Delivery Framework under the ‘PNG Planning and Monitoring Responsibility Act 2016’ which highlights priority intervention at the rural district level,” Abel said.
“Clean and reliable water supply is absolutely essential to every facet of life in PNG supporting health, education, business and our daily lives," said Anne Tully, Acting Country Manager for the World Bank for Papua New Guinea.
SOURCE: PNG TODAY/PACNEWS
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