The European Investment Bank will provide technical support aimed at ensuring community participation and improving drinking water quality and climate resilience in Samoa.
17 November 2010: The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide technical support for sustainable and climate-resilient water projects in Samoa. EIB support will target the rehabilitation and upgrade of independent water schemes in Samoa under a EUR 250,000 technical assistance programme, which will also ensure community participation and improve drinking water quality and climate resilience.
Support will be provided under the EIB Water Project Preparation Facility dedicated to the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States, which is co-financed with the EU. The project will provide technical assistance for the communities involved in 10 selected independent water schemes to improve delivery of safe and reliable drinking water and ensure sustainable maintenance of the gravity-fed schemes. Technical expertise will also be used to design a future investment project, which will be developed to be co-financed by the Government of Samoa and interested donors. [EU Press release]