Dikhil RN1Improving access to clean water in peri-urban areas in Djibouti and three regional capitals and the study for a rural intervention (SHARE-eau) is a project funded by the EU initiative UE-SHARE to promote access to water for the most vulnerable groups in the country.

François Bertone acted as expert hydrogeology in the preparatory phase of this program. The budget is 8 million euros. It will fund the rehabilitation and construction of water infrastructure including water wells in peri-urban areas of Djibouti City and the towns of Arta, Obock and Dikhil. It will also fund technical assistance for monitoring and supervision of project’s works contracts, supplies contracts and services contracts. The program will fund a preparatory study including the identification of water resources which will specifie how to improve access to drinking water in rural areas in the region of Obock. Between December 2015 and April 2016, François Bertone was in charge of the definition of rural water resource study and the definition of work programs for 12 water wells.

This intervention was carried out on behalf of a consortium led by Alatec Ingenieros Consultores y Arquitectos, S.A., who was awarded the Multiple framework contract to recruit short-term services in the exclusive interest of third countries benefiting from European Commission external aid (EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/Multi).

Dawnload tender documents (in French) here for the water wells and here for the water resource study.

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