TORONTO and NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania, June 6, 2016 /CNW/ - On May 23, an historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by Toronto-based non-profit Trans Africa Pipeline (TAP) and the Government of Mauritania to begin collaboration on the first phase of an 8,000 km. freshwater pipeline to be constructed across the Sahel area of northern Africa. Founded in Toronto in 2005, TAP was approved and endorsed last year by the Pan African Great Green Wall (PAGGW) agency, headquartered in Mauritania and comprised of 11 water-scarce Sahel countries.
This May 23, 2016 agreement is the first with a PAGGW-member national government and includes collaboration with PAGGW. This historic agreement affirms Mauritania, on the west coast of Africa, as the site of TAPs first large-scale desalination and solar power installation.
TAP's Phase 1 also includes 700 km. of pipeline carrying fresh water and a construction compound. When completed, TAP's 8,000 km. pipeline across the 11 Sahel countries will distribute 800,000 cubic meters per day of fresh water, originating on both coasts. It is the largest humanitarian civil engineering project of the 21st century.
TAP's signatory is Canadian co-founder Dr. Roderick C. Tennyson, P. Eng.
SOURCE Trans Africa Pipeline Inc.
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