Israel, Netherlands Fund Water Project


President John Mahama with Sharon Barli and Ehud Anvy

The Israeli and Netherlands governments have jointly funded the construction of Rural Rehabilitation project for the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA).

The project is expected to provide over 9 million gallons of potable drinking water to inhabitants in Tema and its environs.

Israeli Ambassador, Sharon Bar-li and Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Netherlands, Caecilia Wijgers joined President John Dramani Mahama and the Minister for Water Works and Housing, Collins Dauda to inspect the project.

Sharon Bar-li stated that her country was proud to take part in a project that connects so many Ghanaians to potable water and improves their standard of living.

‘Coming from Israel, a country that has scarce water resources, we know that water equals life. Therefore, we are proud to take part in a project that connects so many Ghanaians to potable water and elevating their standard of living,’ she stated.

The Rural Rehabilitation project, which attracted $19 million from the Israeli and € 41 million from the Netherland government, was designed and constructed by Israeli engineering, design and construction firm TAHAL Group.

She added that TAHAL, the executing company, has been working in Ghana since independence.

The General Manager of TAHAL Ghana, Ehud Avny, said the project was completed on time.

According to him, the TAHAL Group, which marks 50 years of cooperation in Ghana, would continue to offer sustainable integrated solutions in the water and agricultural sectors of Ghana to benefit people in the urban and rural areas in the country.

The project has improved water supply to Michel Camp, Afienya, Kpone, Prampram, Old and New Ningo and Dodowa, among others.

 By Nii Ogbamey Tetteh

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