Realized through the support of the Veolia Foundation, the System includes a 35 meter high water tank, and 10 dispersed community water fountains, utilizing energy produced by a field of 50 solar panel modules. The System was constructed under the technical supervision of SNAPE, the Guinea National Water Service which has been receiving technical assistance from the Veolia Foundation.
The support of the Veolia Foundation is an expression of its commitment to fulfill its Protocol signed in 2014 with the Ministry which is focused on capacity building to expand upon the Ministry's services to rural and semi urban communities.
Other high priority programs are currently being jointly developed by SNAPE and the Foundation. One of these is designed to adapt water focused technical training principles from courses taught in the Veolia Training Center in Paris, to be applied to the specific needs of Guinea and other African Countries in a similar stage of development.
These adaptations, with the assistance of Veolia Force volunteers, will be incorporated by SNAPE in upgrading its own training activities and community services.
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THE FOUNDATION'S OTHER NEW ABOUT GUINEA
- 2014/12/29 | Foundation: Ebola: The Veolia Foundation working in Guinea with the French Red Cross
At the request of the French Government, the French Red Cross has opened a treatment center in Macenta, southeast Guinea, the site of one of the main outbreaks of the Ebola fever epidemic that has been raging since January. With 60 beds, it will take stress off the country's other centers, which are totally saturated, and help step up the campaign to prevent the virus from spreading across the entire region.