The Council of Ministers approves a statement on completing the rehabilitation of slums in Nouakchott

The Council of Ministers met today, Wednesday, June 07, 2023, under the chairmanship of His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani, President of the Republic.

The Council studied and approved a draft law allowing the ratification of the loan agreement signed on May 02, 2023, between the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, which is intended to contribute to financing the project to supply the city of Kiffa with potable water from the Senegal River.

This bill aims to compensate for the lack of water resources in some towns and villages located between Goray and Kiffa, thanks to the use of surface water from the Senegal River located 253 km away, which is the only available and renewable resource.

As a reminder, the project to provide the city of Kiffa with potable water consists of establishing a reinforced concrete water outlet on the banks of the river (the source of water) and a water treatment plant with a maximum capacity of (50) thousand cubic meters per day to cover the prospects of the project until 2050 AD, and three main pumps for pumping water and three Main concrete ground tanks and the main pipeline for transporting water to the city of Kiffa with a length of (250) km, in addition to sub-lines to supply high tanks and water distribution networks, in addition to supplying the treatment plant with electric current, supplying pumping stations with back-up generators, establishing a water laboratory, and monitoring and controlling system in the project facilities.

The Minister of Justice, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Mauritanians Abroad gave an agency statement on the international situation.

The Minister of Interior and Decentralization gave a statement on the situation at home.

The Minister of Economic Affairs and the Promotion of Productive Sectors presented a statement regarding the accession of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (ABII).

This statement aims for our country to join this major financial institution, which provides multiple financing opportunities, to promote sustainable economic development for countries.

This membership will make it possible to promote investment in infrastructure in our country, in accordance with the needs set forth in the National Strategy for Accelerated Growth and Shared Prosperity 2016-2030.

The Minister of Housing, Urbanism and Territorial Reclamation presented a statement on completing the rehabilitation of slums in Nouakchott.

This statement aims to develop an action plan to reorganize these areas known as the illegally occupied areas and put an end to this chaotic situation and prevent any future attempt to occupy public space. Indeed, the plan to cut off Sector 22 in Tujnine was approved by the Council of Ministers on October 27, 2021, which It contains 13,499 plots of land prepared for housing, in addition to areas designated for public facilities, green spaces, trade, and services that can accommodate the families living in these enclaves.

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