‘2.5m Abuja Residents to Benefit from Water Supply Project’

China has said that 2.5 million residents will benefit from the on-going water supply project in the Federal Capital Territory.

The Greater Abuja Water Supply Project, which was flagged off in May 2021, and constructed by the Water Supply Division of CGC Nigeria Limited, is managed by the Federal Capital Development Authority and jointly financed by the Export-Import Bank of China.

This is contained in a document sent to our correspondent on Thursday from the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria.

The project aims to construct four pipeline loops, thereby enhancing the city’s water supply capacity by 480,000 m3/d.

The document read: “Upon completion, it will alleviate water scarcity in 50 districts, benefiting an estimated 2.5 million residents.

“This project is more than just a water supply initiative. It is a comprehensive plan to enhance the quality of life in the Federal Capital Territory by providing safe, reliable, and ample water to its inhabitants.

“The project’s social benefits is targeted at improving standard of living, create job opportunities, boosts international competitiveness, promote sustainable development.”