Chinese Academy of Sciences donates water analysis equipment to Kenya

Source: Xinhua| 2019-09-02 20:32:40|Editor: Li Xia
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NAIROBI, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Academy of Sciences has donated water analysis technology equipment to Maasai Mara University located in southwest Kenya.

The over 100-million-shilling (1 million U.S. dollars) equipment will greatly aid in research to address challenges facing drylands and wetlands in Kenya and the East Africa region.

"The equipment will help hasten scientific research into wetlands and drylands since they are home and habitat for humanity and wildlife," said Mary Walingo, vice chancellor of Maasai Mara University, in a statement issued on Sunday evening.

Walingo said that the state-of-the-art water analysis equipment will also help in achieving a clean global habitat and food security in the region.

"I take this opportunity to sincerely thank our partners from the Chinese Academy of Sciences for their sincere friendship with the Government and People of Kenya," the don said.

The equipment will go a long way in helping intensify research, according to Walingo.

"The water equipment will help us achieve our mission to provide quality university education through innovative teaching, research and consultancy services for development," she added.

Walingo noted that the scientific research that will be conducted in wetlands and drylands will also help achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goals particularly goals 2 and number 11 of Zero Hunger and Sustainable Cities and Communities respectively.