USAID IUWASH Tangguh, a five-year humanitarian America's charity program for Indonesia

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Source: Tempo
Date: April 8, 2022

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The United States, through USAID, on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, announced a five-year humanitarian program in Indonesia called USAID IUWASH Tangguh. This program includes efforts to improve access to drinking water, safe sanitation, and hygiene for low-income communities in Indonesia.

The United States Embassy in Jakarta in a statement explained that this assistance program is also to strengthen WASH services and climate-resilient water resource management.

The USD 44.1 million USAID Indonesia Urban Resilient Water, Sanitation and Hygiene program (USAID IUWASH Tangguh) will work with the Government of Indonesia, donor agencies, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, water service providers, and communities to strengthen WASH sector and water resources management in Indonesia.

In particular, USAID will increase access to safe drinking water and sanitation services and improve water resource management to support climate-resilient drinking water services. Through positive coaching and modeling, USAID will help women gain skills and build confidence to lead WASH activities and water resources management.

"For more than 15 years, USAID's partnership with Indonesia has increased access to safe drinking water and sanitation for approximately 7.6 million Indonesians. Through our new program, USAID IUWASH Tangguh, we support Indonesia's commitment to providing safe drinking water and sanitation services for all while reducing climate-related risks," said USAID Director for Indonesia Jeff Cohen.

Through partnerships, financing, and data, the USAID program plans to help at least 1.5 million people access safe drinking water and at least 1 million people gain access to safe sanitation services.

This program is also expected to help attract investment of at least USD 310 million from domestic, regional and international levels by bridging cooperation between drinking water service providers and new financing facilities to support the addition of new connections and the construction of water and sanitation infrastructure, including water treatment and sanitation facilities. energy saving pump.

USAID IUWASH Tangguh is a USAID partnership program to build on another program, WASH, which has been running for decades with the Government of Indonesia, the private sector, and other partners to improve access to safe drinking water and sanitation services.

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