EU, AFD and UNICEF reaffirm their support to Lebanon’s water sector

May 2, 2024
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The Ministry of Energy and Water, together with the Beirut and Mount Lebanon Water Establishment, the European Union, the Agence Française de Développement and UNICEF, inaugurated the newly rehabilitated Naameh Water Pumping Station, in the presence of several Ambassadors of EU countries.



The rehabilitation works will improve the efficiency of the water pumping station and help supply clean water to more than 300,000 people in Beirut and Mount Lebanon.



This project, implemented by the Agence Française de Développement and UNICEF, is part of a broader programme co-funded by the European Union and the Agence Française de Développement, for a total budget of 38 million Euros, aiming to improve access to clean water for over 1 million people across Lebanon.



The Ambassador of the European Union to Lebanon Sandra De Waele underlined that “with our Member States, we are committed to supporting Lebanon in reforming the management of its water sector”. The European Union is supporting Lebanon in reforming its water sector, including with the revision of the water strategy, the improvement of legal frameworks and the revision of tariffs. She added “ultimately it is up to the Lebanese national and local authorities to ensure the sustainability of public water services”.

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