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Niger - National Rural Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Programme (Nrdwssp) (Phase II: Second Sub-Programme - 2011-2014) - Appraisal Report


This Rural Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation (RWSS) Sub-programme covers all the 11 departments of the two regions concerned(Dosso and Tillabéry). These regions are among the poorest in the country, with 70% of their populations living below the poverty line -a higher proportion than the 60% national average.The main out puts of the sub-programme expected at the end of the scheduled 36 months of implementation are: (i) 9,881 new house hold latrines for the most vulnerable families;(ii) 9,881l aundry tubs and hand washing devices;(iii) 295 new multi-compartment latrines, attached to village public infrastructure(schools,health centres and other public places);(iv) 99 drinking water supply (DWS)structures and systems; (v) 297 new bore holes fitted with hand pumps;(vi) 130 boreholes fitted with hand pumps,rehabilitated; (vii) 300 masons trained in latrine construction techniques;(viii) 300 female out reach workers and 150 school teachers trained in hygiene and prevention in villages;(ix) 99 Water Users’ Associations(WUAs), and 427 Water Points Management Committees(WPMCs) set up, operated and trained in the management and maintenance of water points;(x) about 30 private operators supported and trained in the operation and maintenance of complex DWS systems; (xi) 50 artisan borehole repairer strained and provided with repair equipment under pumping equipment contracts;and (xii) training, outreach and sensitization campaigns conducted in nearly 526 localities of the two regions of the sub-programme.

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