RIFENG Group is going to set up a piping factory in Ethiopia in furtherance of offering Ethiopian people more reliable piping solutions. The factory is scheduled to start operation in 2022. Once operational, it can produce up to 43 million meters of pipes every year, which will be applied in residential and commercial buildings, infrastructures, etc.
A serious lack of safe drinking water in Ethiopia for decades
According to the 2020 Human Development Report published by the UN1, 97% water bodies in Ethiopia are of good quality. Ethiopia is the second-most populous country in Africa, yet 87% of the population lives without basic access to safe drinking water. More specifically, portable water plumbed by pipes is accessible to 24 million urban residents, but inaccessible to 90.8 million rural residents.