Ivory Coast is planning 645 billion CFA francs ($1.3 billion) in projects to build infrastructure by 2015 to alleviate water shortages across the West African nation, Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan said.
About 30 percent of residents in the commercial capital, Abidjan, and half of the people living outside cities don’t have access to clean water, Duncan told reporters in the city.
The government will contribute 17 billion francs of the estimated 66 billion francs of investments needed for water projects and upgrades that are planned for this year, Duncan said.
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