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Egypt to establish 8 more groundwater stations in South Sudan

Monday، 15 January 2024 - 11:52 AM

Egypt has started the process of establishing eight groundwater drinking water stations in South Sudan, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Hani Sewilam announced on Monday.

The eight groundwater stations include three stations in Lobonok and five in Jonglei.

In his statement, Sewilam highlighted the history of fruitful cooperation between the two countries in the field of water resources

The Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, in collaboration with its counterpart in South Sudan, has executed approximately 20 groundwater drinking water stations powered by solar energy, serving around 100,000 citizens, Swelam stated.

Additionally, the ministry is undertaking projects to mitigate rain risks and construct rainwater harvesting dams for utilization during droughts for the people of South Sudan, Swelam added.

Furthermore, there are sanitation projects implemented in the Bentiou area of the Unity State to reduce the impact of floods, prevent the spread of diseases and epidemics, and facilitate river navigation in the region.

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