12 Oct 2017

Cooks gets sanitation aid from EU

4:42 pm on 12 October 2017

A financing agreement to support the Cook Islands' sanitation sector has been signed by prime minister, Henry Puna, and the European commissioner for international co-operation and development, Neven Mimica.

The Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna

The Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna Photo: RNZ/Daniela Maoate-Cox

The financing agreement was formalised during the Oceans Conference in Malta this week.

Under the agreement, which is financed through the 11th European Development Fund, the European Union will provide $US1.65 million dollars to the Cook Islands' budget to help with the implementation of the National Sustainable Development Plan and the Sanitation Policy over the next four years.