Germany will donate 30 million euros to Burundi to enable the African country fund its hydro-electric infrastructure, PANA reported from here, quoting the
Burundi Finance Minister, Abdallah Tabou Manirakiza.
The Minister said an agreement to that effect was reached Tuesday in Bujumbura with the representatives of the German Development Bank (KFW).
According to the minister, half of the money will be used in an interconnection of regional electricity project from Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The other half will be needed to improve potable water supply and hygienic conditions in Nyanza-Lac, a port-town in the south of Burundi.
PANA reports that many towns near the Tanganyika Lake lack water supply and are often breeding grounds for cholera.
According to statistics available from the Water and Environment Ministry, water supply nationwide is estimated at more than 60 per cent.
The Burundi government has said it plans to increase water supply to at least 97 per cent of the population by 2020.