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Mauritania - Nouakchott City Aftout Essahli Drinking Water Supply Project - Project Completion Report (PCR)
The project’s development challenge: The project was designed to address Nouakchott’sdrinking water supply needs,estimated at more than 100 000 m3/din 2010, which couldno longer be covered by production from the Trarza watertable (Idiniaquifer), estimated at appraisal at 55000 m3/dand the capital’sonly available water resource. To remedy these water shortageproblems thatslow down the capital’s economic and social development, the Government decided to meet the city’swater needs by tapping from the River Senegal. A study was conducted in September 2001, on the basis of which a water supply projectwas designed, witha view tomeeting Nouakchott’s needs up to 2030.