Thursday, 23 June 2016

EU, Samoa sign water and sanitation agreement in Brussels

The European Union (EU) and the Samoan Government have signed a 20.2 million Euro/SAT 58 million in Water and Sanitation. This Financial agreement was signed by the Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi and the European Union Commissioner for International Cooperation & Development, Neven Mimica during the European Development Day summit in Brussels yesterday. European Union Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Mimica stated that the agreement would strengthen the cooperation with Samoa in water and sanitation. A press statement released today revealed that the agreement would provide financial assistance to Samoa to support the implementation of the Samoa water and sanitation policy of "Reliable, clean, affordable water and basic sanitation within the framework of Integrated Water Resources Management, for all the people in Samoa to sustain health improvements and alleviate poverty".