This project will give all villagers access to quality water through the construction of 53 new water wells in 8 Sayaboury District villages, where the old wells were damaged through flooding and are now unusable. Also, reparation of the water system and pipe replacement in Namone village.
Funding for this project will cover:
- Provision of materials including piping, concrete rings, iron roofs, steel, bricks, nails, fasten steel and cement for the construction of the water wells, piping and protection huts.
- Additionally, there is funding for technical support and training for the affected families on how to maintain the water system.
- The local community will be contributing further local materials and labour.
Aims and Objectives
The objective of the program is to ensure that all flood affected people have access to an essential water resource in their own village.
This will be achieved through enabling the PDMC (provincial Disaster Management Committee) and DDMC (District Disaster Management Committee) in Sayaboury district to support the community in recovery from the effects of the July 2011 flooding.
- Sufficient and safe water for drinking and hygiene purposes.
- Decreased time for women and children to collect water - since the destruction of the wells, water is only available further away from home
Background to the Situation
24 villages were flooded and 216 wells were destroyed in the recent floods. Government funds were available only for cleaning up the flooded areas, leaving 53 water wells across 8 of the villages that could not be used and needed replacement. These wells serve 504 households and approximately 2,259 individuals.
Project Partners / community
DDMC (District Disaster Management Committee) in Sayaboury and Village Disaster Management Committee consisting of technical staff from provincial Health will work in coordination and delivery of these activities. Local material and labour for construction will form a part of community contribution.