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Chevron-Liberia gives US$106,000 for Latrine Project

By Augustine N. Myers
Chevron Contrell & IWASH Cop Devries  after the signing signing.JPG
Chevron Contrell & IWASH Cop Devries after the signing signing.JPG

( US$106,000 public latrines grant agreement has been signed between Global Communities (formerly CHF International) and Chevron-Liberia.

The agreement is aimed at providing public latrines in Monrovia and Paynesville respectively.

Under the agreement, Chevron-Liberia is expected to provide the value of the agreement to be matched 100% by funding provided by the USAID funded Improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (IWASH) Program.

Under the partnership, two modern toilet and hygiene facilities have been constructed in New Georgia Township and Blamo Town Community in Logan Town, Bushrod Island, suburbs of the Liberian Capital, Monrovia.

As part of the new agreement, three additional modern toilet facilities will be constructed in Monrovia and Paynesville Cities.

The three additional facilities will expand access to improve the health situation in those areas and surrounding communities.

Speaking Monday, August 26, 2013 at the signing ceremony in Monrovia, Global Communities Chief of Party for USAID IWASH Program, Piet Devries, said: “In the past two years, a lot has been learned about the challenges of building toilet facilities in densely populated urban areas.”

He also said: “By increasing community awareness, daily usage of facilities has risen from fifty to two hundred persons.”

“As a means of improving the facilities, designs of the structures have been modified to improve efficiency, maintenance and environmental characteristics,” Mr. Devries also added.

“Global Communities will apply lessons-learned from the two facilities constructed to provide the best possible toilet and hygienic facilities in communities targeted,” Global Communities Chief of Party for USAID IWASH Program further noted.


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