About 60-80% of infectious diseases in Ethiopia are caused by limited access to safe water and inadequate sanitation and hygiene services. The Government of Ethiopia aims to increase access to safe water supply and invest more resources into water-related infrastructure.
The Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority wants to reduce water leakage and similar water distribution issues in Ethiopia. JICA provides technical cooperation and other aid forms promoting economic and social development in developing countries to reduce poverty. It provides loans and grant aid for more than 150 countries. JICA’s funding will cover all costs related to the project estimated to take four years to complete.
This project will benefit over 51,000 customers of AAWSA. The project aims to strengthen AAWSA’s capacity to reduce water distribution without revenue generation.