Africa:European Union to fund majority of $61 million desalination plant in Djibouti
DJIBOUTI, Africa — Djibouti, a Horn of Africa, will receive some help from the European Union who said they will fund the bulk of a $61 million renewable energy and water desalination plant, according to Bloomberg.
The plant will supply energy and water to about 200,000 people, which is a quarter of the population in Djibouti. A statement published on the EUbusiness website said that water availability in Djibouti’s capital, Djibouti City, where three-quarters of the country’s people live, is less than half the amount required, stated the article.
The announcement of the funding was made in cohesion with EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs and Djiboutian Prime Minister Dileita Mohamed Dileita.
[Related content: Two design-build contracts in UK for treatment plant totaling $64 million awarded to AECOM] Djibouti is about the size of Massachusetts and has a $1.1 billion economy that relies on services related to its strategic location on the Red Sea, one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, noted the article.
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