Djibouti ‘planning desalination plant with EU aid’

The government of Djibouti in east Africa is planning to build a 45,000 m³/d desalination plant with European Union (EU) finance, according to a report in Gulf News on 4 December 2011.

The government is reported to have said it plans to build a 20 MW wind farm and a desalination plant within the next two years in a DjibFr 20 billion (US$ 114 million) project.

The power plant is expected to be completed by the end of 2013 and will power the water facility that is scheduled to be commissioned in 2014, Almis Mohammad Abdullah, head of external financing in the Economy, Finance, Industry & Planning Ministry, was quoted as saying, after talks with an EU delegation on 30 November 2011 in Djibouti City, the capital.