In Kenya World Bank to provide $200M for dam to supply Mombasa

The deal was inked in Paris and followed demands by the World Bank that a water purchase agreement be included in the overall deal, the presidency added.

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A man walks over a bridge by the construction of Ethiopia's Great Renaissance Dam in Guba Woreda, some 40 km (25 miles) from Ethiopia's border with Sudan, June 28, 2013. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri play A man walks over a bridge by the construction of Ethiopia's Great Renaissance Dam in Guba Woreda, some 40 km (25 miles) from Ethiopia's border with Sudan, June 28, 2013. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri (Reuters)
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Kenya has secured a $200 million deal with the World Bank to build a dam near the port city of Mombasa, the presidency said on Thursday.

The Mwache Dam in the coastal Kwale County will boost the water supply to Kenya's second city.

"Mwache Dam will supply 186,000 cubic metres of water a day to Mombasa. It will significantly ease the water deficiency our second city currently faces," the presidency said, quoting Water and Irrigation Services Minister Eugene Wamalwa.

The deal was inked in Paris and followed demands by the World Bank that a water purchase agreement be included in the overall deal, the presidency added.

The structure of the deal was not immediately clear.

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