Published On: Sun, Dec 23rd, 2012

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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  • Ayanle

    Well done Mr Guelleh ! He May be a dictator & a thief but he has done a lot for his country !

  • Ayanle

    East africa needs more strong Man like
    Syad, Meles and Guelleh !

    • jaarso

      east africa needs issaq leadership

  • Ilyas

    Man $1.1 B economy for dgibooti? This is really bad all somalis, whether they're dgibotian, or from somalia, live on donations and it is not funny. As a country since 1977, why not secure your own way of funds? Are there any brains left in dgibooti?

  • mohamed cheers

    If this is privatized lyk the Djibouti Port, that,s good. But if the IMF/World bank loans, then Djibouti economy would suffer. Never known African Country becoming debt free from IMF/WB committments?
    Am i wrong here.?
    Cheers.

  • osman Qaal

    Djibouti's economy is approx $1.1 bill annually produced by it's strategic ports. If this is the case how come Djibouti relies on donations from the EU for it's essential services like water and power.
    Basically, $1.1 billion/800000 population ( hint 200000 is the quarter of the pop.)
    that means $1375/per person annually.. that's a lot of money for per capita in African standards.. Djiboutians don't need handouts from the West..all they need is to question their government officials how the yearly expenditures are prioritized.

  • Qurbajoog

    Misaaniyada Jamhuuriyada Somaliland hadi la yidhi waa $125 malyuun intee ayay GDP-ga Somaliland tahay, GDP-ga jabuuti waxa la yidhi waa 1.1 bilyan, waxa aan jeclaan laha in aan ogaado ka dalkeena Somaliland.

    Ta kale madaama dalka Jabuuti tahay jaarkeena galbeed horumarkooda dhaqaale waa horumar anagana faydo ino leh waanan ku faraxsanahay horumarka Jabuuti.

    Wadooyinka Jabuuti iyo Somaliland isku xidha waa in la hagaajiya oo laga dhigo wadooyin waaweyn.

  • Moes

    Half of $61 million will go to Mr Ismael Omar Guelleh (The Dictator) and his own family. He needs to help his own nation who suferring from starvation, poor health, hight unemployment and corruption instead of interfering somalia. Somaliland has better electric/telecommunition and technolegy. If he cannot do what the Issaq people achieve in Somaliland for the last 22years but I am sorry Mr Dictator done nothing for its own people (Djibouti), therefore he has nothing to offer Somalia and stop pretenting you care for Somalia. we all know what you like murderer. Allah will punish him in the hell fire incha allah there is no escape, no hidden place.

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