Kenya and Saudi Arabia have just signed an agreement whereby the Saudi Government is putting up a 25-million U.
CU PULL BACK FROM Sign for Ngethu Treatment Works TO LV dirt road
GV Ngethu Treatment Works
SVs INT Pumps and equipment (2 shots)
SCU Cascading water (2 shots)
GVs Delegates sitting at head of table in Treasury building, Nairobi (2 shots)
GV Kenyan Deputy Secretary of the Treasury and Saudi Ambassador exchange documents, shake hands, sign both, Deputy Secretary speaking
TRANSCRIPT: MR. MATHENGE: "This loan is going to be ...(indistinct) .. to the City Council of Nairobi for improving our water facilities in the city area. This loan is supposed to keep us up to the year 1988. So as you can see, Gentlemen of the Press, this is quite a substantial sum of funds which is part of a larger loan of over (indistinct) which the Special Fund is financing together with other financiers, the World Bank being one of them, the Kenyan Government the other, and of course the City Council itself also contributes part of it."
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Background: Kenya and Saudi Arabia have just signed an agreement whereby the Saudi Government is putting up a 25-million U.S. Dollar (13.6-million Pound) loan for extensions to Nairobi's water supply system. The total cost of the new Nairobi Water Supply Project is estimated at 78-million Dollars (46.6-million Pounds), and should see to the city's water needs until at least 1988.
SYNOPSIS: The Ngethu Treatment Works are situated about 50 miles (80 kilometres) outside the capital Nairobi in coffee-growing country. It supplies all of Nairobi's water at the moment, but extensions and the construction of additional storage dams have become essential to keep pace with the growing water demand.
The signing ceremony to finalise the loan from the Saudi Government took place in the Kenyan Treasury Building in Nairobi. The Kenyan Government was represented by the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury. Mr. J.S. Mathenge while the Saudi Arabian Government representative was the new Ambassador, Dr. Khalid Al-Masaud. The load represents the first major transaction of its kind between the two countries, and the signing ceremony was the new Saudi Ambassador's first official duty. Mr. Mathenge addressed newsmen.