ADB assist to improve water and sanitation in Samoa

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The Asian Development Bank is helping improve water and sanitation in Samoa.
The review mission for two ADB-supported regional technical assistance, Pacific Urban Development Investment Project Enhancement and Capacity Development Facility and Strengthening WASH Practices and Hygiene Behavioral Change in the Pacific, led by ADB Pacific Department Director Jingmin Huang visited Samoa from 5-9 September.
This is according to a statement posted by ADB.
Mission activities included site visits to Samoa Water Authority water and wastewater assets, including the Sogi Wastewater Treatment Plant on Mulinuu Peninsula which, along with the associated pressure sewer, were built with support from the ADB. Commissioned in 2012, it remains the only centralized wastewater system in Samoa.
“The ADB mission team led groundwater training for the Samoa Water Authority which involved field mapping exercises, validating the findings of a hydrogeological study, and water intake quality testing, and groundwater modelling.
“ADB has committed to further strengthening the water and sanitation sector through the preparation of the Samoa Water Supply Masterplan and Investment Priorities Study and proposed sector investments.”