Ethiopia has reportedly launched a 523 million dollar initiative to enhance 23 cities’ water supply and management. It is reported that 1,000 public restrooms will be built as part of this project around the nation.
It is said that the World Bank has contributed 460 million dollars towards the project’s execution, with other donor organisations expected to fund the remaining 63 million dollars.
The project includes the city of Mekele, whose infrastructure was severely damaged during the conflict in the north.
Ethiopia is said to have spent $1 million on the city’s water system and electric pumps.
In 2018, Global Water Intelligence conducted research that showed only 12% of the country’s urban residents utilise modern toilets.