ADB Approves 419.6 Million USD Loan To Boost Indonesia’s Sanitation System

ADB Approves 419.6 Million USD Loan To Boost Indonesia’s Sanitation System

MANILA, Jan 31 (NNN-PNA) – The Asian Development Bank (ADB), today said, it has approved a loan of 419.6 million U.S. dollars, to strengthen the sanitation system in Indonesia.

The ADB said, the Citywide Inclusive Sanitation Project will help Indonesia expand access to climate-resilient, adequate, and safely managed sanitation services, in the cities of Mataram, Pontianak, and Semarang.

While approximately 77 percent of Indonesian households have access to basic sanitation facilities, the ADB said, only seven percent have access to safely managed sanitation that ensures safe disposal of domestic waste to wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) for further processing.

The project aims to strengthen the sanitation systems for approximately 2.5 million people in the three cities. It is designed based on the citywide inclusive sanitation principle, which ensures everyone has access to appropriately handled sanitation services, by integrating sewered and non-sewered systems, the bank said.

The project will improve and expand existing sanitation systems, by constructing the WWTPs with a combined daily capacity of 57,000 cubic metres and approximately 200 kilometres of sewer networks, the ADB added.

– NNN-PNA

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