Rwanda reaffirms commitment to provide clean water

More investments will be allocated toward establishment of water processing plants in different areas of Rwanda while building new water supply systems.

Rwanda’s Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi announced this while addressing Parliament  about the status of water and sanitation in the country.

He reaffirmed government’s commitment to increasing potable water access from 74.2 percent in 2010 to 100 percent in 2017.

“We remain committed to 100 percent target by 2017. We have to move faster to achieve it,” he said.

Currently, nearly 85 percent of Rwandans have access to potable water.

Murekezi cited several projects are underway to provide water in rural areas, in various districts of the country.

Particular mega projects to be implemented this fiscal year 2016-2017 include the optimization of Nzove II water processing plant in Kigali to produce 40,000 cubic metres per day from current 25,000 cubic metres.

The new Nzove I water processing plant will also be built, expected to produce 40,000 cubic metres per day.

Three water processing plants to produce 10,000 cubic metres per day will be built in Nyagatare, Nyanza and Kayonza.

The premier also announced plans to train private water supply companies across the country to supplement government efforts.

Xinhua/Nnenna.O