RURAL WATER SUPPLY, SANITATION PROJECT BENEFITS NINE MILLION MOZAMBICANS

MAPUTO, Since it was launched in 2010, Mozambique’s National Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Programme (PRONASAR) has benefited about nine million people by improving the water and sanitation conditions in rural communities, says Public Works Minister Carlos Bonete.

Addressing a seminar to launch the 2017-2030 phase of PRONASAR, under the theme “Sharing Experiences on Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene, in the Rural Areas of Mozambique” here this week, he added that to date PRONASAR had installed more than 11,000 water sources and 30 small-scale water systems across the country.

During the six years of implementation, the rural communities have been involved in identifying appropriate solutions and in maintaining the facilities provided.

“We are following the right approaches, although they may need some updating, and possibly some specific corrections,” he said.

He noted that, by the cut-off date of 2015 for implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Mozambique had not fully complied with the MDGs concerning water and sanitation. The key MDG target in this area was to halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.

Bonete said the country needs an accelerated and co-ordinated effort to meet the water supply and sanitation goals, with the support of its co-operation partners. PRONASAR is implemented as a joint effort between the government, its partners, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), private business and the communities themselves.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

RURAL WATER SUPPLY, SANITATION PROJECT BENEFITS NINE MILLION MOZAMBICANS

MAPUTO, Since it was launched in 2010, Mozambique’s National Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Programme (PRONASAR) has benefited about nine million people by improving the water and sanitation conditions in rural communities, says Public Works Minister Carlos Bonete.

Addressing a seminar to launch the 2017-2030 phase of PRONASAR, under the theme “Sharing Experiences on Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene, in the Rural Areas of Mozambique” here this week, he added that to date PRONASAR had installed more than 11,000 water sources and 30 small-scale water systems across the country.

During the six years of implementation, the rural communities have been involved in identifying appropriate solutions and in maintaining the facilities provided.

“We are following the right approaches, although they may need some updating, and possibly some specific corrections,” he said.

He noted that, by the cut-off date of 2015 for implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Mozambique had not fully complied with the MDGs concerning water and sanitation. The key MDG target in this area was to halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.

Bonete said the country needs an accelerated and co-ordinated effort to meet the water supply and sanitation goals, with the support of its co-operation partners. PRONASAR is implemented as a joint effort between the government, its partners, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), private business and the communities themselves.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

RURAL WATER SUPPLY, SANITATION PROJECT BENEFITS NINE MILLION MOZAMBICANS

MAPUTO, Since it was launched in 2010, Mozambique’s National Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Programme (PRONASAR) has benefited about nine million people by improving the water and sanitation conditions in rural communities, says Public Works Minister Carlos Bonete.

Addressing a seminar to launch the 2017-2030 phase of PRONASAR, under the theme “Sharing Experiences on Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene, in the Rural Areas of Mozambique” here this week, he added that to date PRONASAR had installed more than 11,000 water sources and 30 small-scale water systems across the country.

During the six years of implementation, the rural communities have been involved in identifying appropriate solutions and in maintaining the facilities provided.

“We are following the right approaches, although they may need some updating, and possibly some specific corrections,” he said.

He noted that, by the cut-off date of 2015 for implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Mozambique had not fully complied with the MDGs concerning water and sanitation. The key MDG target in this area was to halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.

Bonete said the country needs an accelerated and co-ordinated effort to meet the water supply and sanitation goals, with the support of its co-operation partners. PRONASAR is implemented as a joint effort between the government, its partners, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), private business and the communities themselves.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK