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Kano to upgrade Challawa Water Works  

Kano to upgrade Challawa Water Works   

Kano State government is to upgrade Challawa Water Works in Kano metropolis, aimed at boosting water supply in the state.

 Ameen Yasar, the director general, media and public relations’ at the Government House, disclosed this in a statement.

“The project when completed will help improve the living condition of more than 1.5 million people residing within the greater Kano axis, by enhancing their access to potable drinking water,” he said.

According to Yasar, the project would be executed with development support from Agence Franchise de Development, AFD of France.

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He said Governor Abudullahi Ganduje, met with officials of the organisation during his official trip to Paris, France, to finalise arrangements for accessing the development support, explaining that the project would also ensure the installation of meters in residential buildings in the metropolis.

“The installation of the meters will help us to increase our internally generated revenue, reduce wastage and improve sustainability of public water supply system.

“Currently, potable water supply in the state is facing serious challenges because of obsolete water infrastructure, rapid urbanisation, population growth and imperatives of development, among others,” he said.

The official explained that the upgrade project would entail provision of modern infrastructure, replacement of old pipes and extension of reticulation to places where pipe borne water was not available.