Manual well drilling in Central African Republic

Within the Central African Republic (CAR) there is a high need for improving access to potable water throughout the country. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working on improving the access to potable water in and around Bangassou town. MSF intends to drill 50 water points by means of manual drilling in phase 1 of the project. From earlier feasibility mapping, the geophysical conditions of the direct surrounding area of Bangassou appear suitable to moderately suitable for manual drilling.

Goals

  • Assessment and preparation to determine the suitability of the larger project area for manual drilling
  • Hands-on trainings for local MSF staff and the national agency for water and sanitation (ANEA)
  • Establishment of local production of manual drilling kits

Activities

  • Desk and field support to analyze suitability conditions and potential obstacles
  • Shipment of 2 drilling kits (rotary jetting & motorized percussion)
  • Training on well drilling, materials, backfilling, well development and well completion
  • Training on quality control, well installation and geo‐hydrology
  • Training on low cost resistivity siting kit
  • Training on local production of manual drilling kits
  • Drafting capacity building program

Budget

€ 55,000 for phase 1

€ 23,000 for phase 2 (after evaluation of phase 1)

Status
Active
Actif
Started
Commencé
2016
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