Ikot Abasi, July 14, 2011 — UC RUSAL, the world's largest aluminum producer, announces the completion of a project to provide drinking water to over 10,000 people in seven villages Ikot Abasi (Nigeria).
As a result, the water supply program nearby villages are directly connected to the water system of the plant RUSAL ALSKON, and for the more distant settlements of individual wells were drilled. At the end of the program, all Ikot Abasi communities have access to clean drinking water.
The project was implemented by RUSAL during the year as part of a comprehensive health program, which is carried out in accordance with the federal program for the Nigerian government to ensure the country's population with safe drinking water, according to which, by 2015, 75% of the population have access to clean drinking water. The program is also in line with objectives of the United Nations and the World Health Organization to reduce the number of people suffering from poor quality of drinking water, which is one of the main reasons for the spread of cholera and other diseases of the gastrointestinal tract in developing countries.
"ALSKON pays great attention to the social needs of local communities. Support for Nigerian communities helping improve the health and well-being of the population Ikot Abasi, which in turn contributes to the strengthening of friendly relations between the company and local residents, "- said the managing director of RUSAL-ALSCON Anatoly sexes.