Korea to contribute to rural water supply in Cameroon with 3.6 billion CFA francs

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Le Record of Discussions relatif à ce don a été signé le 1er juillet 2021 par le Ministre de l’Economie, de la Planification et de l’Aménagement du Territoire, Alamine Ousmane Mey et le Représentant résident de l’Agence Coréenne de Coopération Internationale (KOICA), GYUHONG Lee.

The CFAF 3.6 billion grant will be executed within the Rural Drinking Water Supply Project, especially in the Councils of Ebebda, Koutaba, Massok and Matomb, over a period of four years (2019-2023) via the construction and rehabilitation of water supply facilities. The ultimate goal is to bring the rate of access to drinking water from 35% to 85% in the targeted municipalities. According to the KOICA Resident Representative, GYUHONG Lee, these areas were chosen on the basis of their distance from urban centres and their enormous need for drinking water.

Thus, to build on this donation and benefit the populations, the Minister of the Economy, Mr. Alamine Ousmane Mey invited the Mayors of the beneficiary Councils to get truly involved, as the success of this project depends on their leadership. He expressed the gratitude of the Government and people of Cameroon to the Korean Government, whose rich and fruitful cooperation with Cameroon is growing steadily. For the past 60 years, Cameroon has benefited from multiple supports from South Korea, especially in the areas of health, ICT, education, governance, agriculture and rural development and today water and sanitation.

The Emergency Centre in Yaounde, the e-procurement system phases 1 and 2, the establishment of Public Key Infrastructures, the development of the master plan and capacity building for e-governance in Cameroon, the CAMCIS customs system, the master plan for renewable energy ... all bear a Korean imprint, Alamine Ousmane Mey pointed.