A water supply project is set to benefit 2.5 million residents in Abuja.

China has reported that the ongoing Water Supply Project in the Federal Capital Territory will bring benefits to 2.5 million residents.

The Greater Abuja Water Supply Project, initiated in May 2021 and executed by the Water Supply Division of CGC Nigeria Limited, is under the management of the Federal Capital Development Authority and receives joint funding from the Export-Import Bank of China.

This information was conveyed in a document sent to our correspondent on Thursday by the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria.

The project’s objective is to establish four pipeline loops, resulting in a significant increase in the city’s water supply capacity, by up to 480,000 m3 per day.

The document read, “Upon completion, it will alleviate water scarcity in 50 districts, benefiting an estimated 2.5 million residents.

“This project is more than just a water supply initiative. It is a comprehensive plan to enhance the quality of life in the Federal Capital Territory by providing safe, reliable, and ample water to its inhabitants.

“The project’s social benefits is targeted at improving standard of living, create job opportunities, boosts international competitiveness, promote sustainable development.”