Namibia, Angola trans-boundary water supply project inaugurated

Source: Xinhua| 2018-11-20 02:39:07|Editor: yan
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WINDHOEK, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Angola- Namibia Joint Permanent Technical Commission on the Cunene River Basin (PJTC) Monday inaugurated the Trans-boundary Water Supply Project.

The project saw the rehabilitation of the Calueque Water Supply system, installation of water off-take points and repairs of the canal, between the Calueque Dam to the Angola-Namibia border.

The canal of approximately 150 km supplies Northern Namibia with water from the Cunene River in Southern Angola, for irrigation and drinking purposes.

Namibia's Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Alpheus Naruseb, said in his speech at the Calueque Dam in Angola on Monday that the cooperation is aimed to ensure joint management and development of the resources of common waters.

The works that were done through this project have increased the water supply security for both communities living along the common border, Naruseb said.

The project, which also includes the treatment plant, elevated reservoir and water distribution network, was completed in the second quarter of 2018.