Funding to tackle water scarcities in Somaliland


wasarada biyahaSomaliland’s Ministry of Water Resource Development Director General, Mohamed Yusuf Ismail has  set the foundation rainwater reserving dam in Allaybday District in Gabiley region.

According to the Director the  Dam is funded by the government of Somaliland will reserve more than 30,000 Meter Cubic of the rain water.

This project is a part of the government’s plan to tackle water scarcities in the dryland area along the border between Somaliland and Ethiopia.

“This Dam is funded by the government of Somaliland and It will reserve more than 30,000 Meter Cubic of Water” Said the Director in a stone setting ceremony held in Allaybaday on Monday Morning.

“This project is a part of the ruling party’s manifest in the election, to tackle water scarcities in the Somaliland population in general, particularly the people living in the dry areas along the border with Ethiopia” He added.

A semi-arid land country, where water sources are limited and small number of the population have access to water, Somaliland’s Ministry of Water Resource Development  working hard to provide safe and clean water to the citizens.

“The government of Somaliland is doing whatever necessary to provide clean water to it’s citizens and that is why we are digging rainwater reserve dams in most of the drylands of the country” said the director speaking about the ministry’s plans to solve water problems.

According to Somaliland’s  National development plan in 2012-2016, less than 25% of the total population have access safe drinking water. For this reason, the government has taken water sector development policies including building earth Dams, constructing reservoirs etc.

However, Allaybaday Dam is not the first earth dam built by the government, but on Last May, the ministry innauguarated the construction and digging Earth Water Dam of 83,000 Meter Cubic reserve in Sallahlay District in the South of the Capital.

 

 

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