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Project Snapshot: Bringing drinking water to the desert

January 23, 2012

Country Algeria Picture of water plant in Algeria
Sector Infrastructure
Challenge: Severe water shortages in the city of Algiers
Solution: $200 million in OPIC financing for the construction of a reverse-osmosis water desalination facility to deliver 200,000 cubic meters of potable water to Algiers each day.
Impact: The plant, currently operating between 85% and 95% capacity, provides water for about 350,000 families in and around Algeria.

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