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Lesotho launches $11.2 million water project

  • Lesotho launches $11.2 million water project

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Lesotho has celebrated the opening ceremony of a US$11.2 million water supply project that has been designed to provide clean water to five cities in the country, reports Arab News.

The project also includes the laying of a pipe network of 210 kilometers and the construction of 25 pumping stations.

The water supply system has been funded by the Saudi Fund for Development    (SFD). The project will help mitigate the effects of drought in the southern African country, guaranteeing water and food security. It will also sustain water resources and provide clean water sources.        

Saudi Arabia, through the SFD, supports developing countries to achieve their development goals by providing grants, technical aid as well soft loans. Since its inception in 1975 has provided 730 development loans to finance 692 development projects and programs in 84 developing countries.

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