Access to drinking water in Fogo and Brava, in Cabo Verde, doubles with support from Luxembourg

5 March 2014

The rate of coverage of the drinking water supply on the Cape Verdean island of Fogo has more than doubled and is close to 100 percent on the island of Brava, mainly because of funding form Luxembourg, said the chief executive of water company Águabrava.

Águabrava is an inter-municipal water company set up with funding from Germany and its upkeep in the last eight years has been funded by Luxembourg, which has provided 13.6 million euros for the water and sanitation sectors.

Cited by Cape Verdean news agency Inforpress, José Rodrigues said that the rate of coverage rose from 36 percent to 78 percent on Fogo and from 56 to 98 percent on Brava.

The chief executive of Águabrava also said that funding from Luxembourg reduced the company’s fossil fuel expenses by 35 percent by funding renewable energy projects. (macauhub)