=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === A 700 million dollar credit has been approved by the World Bank for the Nigeria Sustainable Urban and Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Programme (SURWASH).
The apex global financial institution made the announcement via a statement on its website on Thursday, in which it said that the credit will provide six million people with basic drinking water services and 1.4 million people access to improved sanitation services.
Proceeding, the statement revealed that the bank would also deliver improved Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services to 2,000 schools and Health Care Facilities and assist 500 communities to achieve open defecation free status. It would be implemented as part of the Federal Government’s National Action Plan (NAP) for the revitalisation of Nigeria’s water supply, sanitation and hygiene sector.
The 700 million dollar credit is from the bank’s International Development Association (IDA), which is a body which helps the world’s poorest countries with grants and low to zero-interest loans for projects and programs to boost economic growth, reduce poverty and improve the living conditions of the poor and vulnerable.
PROJECTED IMPACT: The programme will support the development of infrastructure to improve water supply service delivery, sanitation and hygiene in institutions (schools and healthcare facilities) and public places such as markets, motor parks and others.