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                  URANIUM IN POLI
• Estimated reserves: 13,125 tons in Poli and 11,000 tons in the area of Lolodorf.
• Estimated reserves: 3 million tons;
• Reserves on Serak certification: 760,000 tons.
Certification research licence was recently gran- ted Sinosteel Cameroon for a total of 67 explo- ration licences granted.
Providing quantity and quality water to the popu- lation is the leitmotiv of the Cameroonian govern- ment. Safe water reduces the risk of waterborne diseases and therefore preserves people’s health. A healthy population is more likely to participate in economic and social development goals. This is the underlying idea behind drinking water and sanitation policies.
In 2016, water production was 148.7 million m3, down by 1.1% on 2015. The decrease is lin- ked to a dilapidated distribution network. Rehabilitation and extension works on the said net- work are in progress. Reason for which, in the first half-year 2017, water production had increased by 2.2% to stand at 3.5% by the end of the year.
To increase access to drinking water, 189 water supplies and 133 boreholes are under construction
with PIB’s funding, in collaboration with the decentralized territorial authorities. As part of the drinking water supply project in seven BADEA- OFID secondary centres, 32 boreholes equipped with electric pumps and shelters are under construction. Also, thanks to a Japanese grant, work continues on 185 boreholes equipped in the East Region. As part of the cooperation with China, 145 boreholes for hand pumps were handed over to Cameroon.
They rest on building production capacities in the largest cities, rehabilitating the existing facilities, and constructing new infrastructures.
The Yatto I Project for the increase of drinking water supply is in operation since 2010. Built on the River Moungo, it has enabled in its first phase to increase production by 50,000 m3/d, which moved capacity production to 175,000 m3. As for Yatto II, which is in its second phase, it will help increase daily water production by additio- nal 100,000 m3/d in 2024 to reach overall daily production of 275,000 m3 of water in the economic capital. Works are virtually completed, pending completion of those on the River Wouri’s hose bridge.
After the rehabilitation of the water treatment plant of Mefou that increased water supply by 50,000 m3 in Yaoundé, the focus is now on the
Supplying people with water in quantity and quality is the government’s primary objective

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