An international planning committee for the national launching of European Union EU water supply and sanitation reform project III has been inaugurated in Jos the Plateau State capital by the Commissioner for Water Resources and Energy Mallam Idi Waziri last friday.
Waziri who performed the ceremony at the ministry’s boardroom lauded the choice of Plateau State as the headquarter of the project. The EU has earmarked 40 million Euros for the procurement of water facilities for the 4 year project with an assurance to also provide technical assistance for its success.
Mallam Waziri highlighted some of the listed project to include rural supply to in two areas of Riyom and Shendam to be implemented by the state project office.
To meet the condition outlined by EU on the project, the Commissioner stated that plans are in the pipeline by the state government to establish the small town water supply and sanitation agency to serve semi-urban and urban areas.
Earlier in his keynote address, the project leader Leslie Blinker who said the project is also to be implemented in the states of Adamawa and Ekiti which the EU is funding through the national planning commission and maintained that Plateau State is lucky to host the launching, he urged the committee members to work tirelessly to realize the objective of the initiative.
Responding on behalf of the committee, the Chairperson Hannatu Dantong commended the effort of the EU and gave assurance that they will carry out task giving to them towards meeting the 3 weeks deadline giving to them to ensure a successful launching.