Guyana Secures IDB Backing for Sanitation Scheme

The Inter-American Development Bank is providing a USD9.5 million loan to help improve sewage service and eradicate neglected tropical diseases in Guyana.

The loan will be used by government-owned Guyana Water Inc. to enhance operational performance of the Georgetown sewerage system by replacing its sewerage ring main and delivery mains and purchasing additional pumps and maintenance equipment.

Part of the loan will also be used to support public health programs that will limit the transmission of water-related neglected tropical diseases including lymphatic filariasis and intestinal helminthiasis. 

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.