This move is expected to enhance the water quality of life for about 8,500 people living in these areas on a daily basis.
Reduced access to potable water is currently one of the pressing threats around the world. With more than over 58% of people across the rural communities of Madagascar experiencing lack of access to safe drinking water, it has become quite essential for the government and other organizations to come up with a plan to address this daunting issue.
That said, credible sources have reported that to curtail the prevailing challenge, the UAE-driven humanitarian initiative-20by2020, has recently announced installing ‘Safe Water Cube’ fountains across 5 rural areas of Madagascar, in an effort to enhance the quality of life of about more than 8,500 people daily.
Developed by the Agir Ensemble Association, Safe Water Cube fountains are based on a filtration technology for surface water. As per reliable reports, four of these fountains have been installed in schools including St. Joseph in Antisirabe and schools in Ambohijafy, Vohitrarivo, and Ambohijafy Talata Andraikiba. Also, these fountains are made accessible to the local village residents as well.
Speaking on the novel initiative, the UAE Minister of State and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Global Market, H.E Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, who also stands to be the founding partner of Safe Water Cube fountain cites that the 20by2020 installment in Madagascar is considered to be a pivotal and life-enhancing project that caters to meet the essential water needs of various remote communities via launch of innovative yet sustainable solutions, positively impacting the people’s health and wellbeing.
He further added that the 20by2020 initiative brings to life the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s vision of helping the communities in need and transforming their lives by leveraging sustainable solutions and technology.
While on the other hand, the country’s Minister of Energy, Water and Hydrocarbons, Honorable Vonjy Andriamanga stated that the Ministry and Malagasy government extend their appreciation and thanks to the UAE’s leadership and 20by2020 partners for commissioning the important, life changing solutions into the rural communities of Madagascar.