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Japan donates N1.2bn water equipment to Bauchi, Katsina

| July 1, 2013 More

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IN an effort to improve the supply of water in Nigeria, Japenese government, on Friday, donated water appliances worth N1.2 billion to Bauchi and Katsina states government.

Receiving the appliances, which air compressors, pumping equipment, water analysis equipment, drilling rigs, geophysical investigation instruments, community level mechanic tools, among others, the Minister of Water Resources, Sarah Ochepke, commended the Japanese government for making their promise, made earlier this year during the presidential summit on water, a reality.

She noted that the event marked the turning point in the realisation of the collaboration of the Federal Government and the Japanese government, in the actualisation of one of the key aspects of the reform initiatives in the water sector.

According to Ochepke, in meeting the challenges in the supply of water and sanitation, the Federal Government had adopted strategies geared to foster partnership and closer collaboration with donor agencies, like Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA), so as to improve system coordination for control of water borne diseases.

The Bauchi State governor, Isa Yuguda, represented by the state Commissioner for Water Resources, Alhaji Sani Burra, commended the initiatives.

Category: Bauchi State News

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