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The World Bank and the Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services of Botswana launched here the Botswana Emergency Water Security and Efficiency project on Tuesday.

Getting a loan of 145.5 million U.S. dollars from World Bank early this year, the ministry promised will embark on a project which seeks to improve availability of water supply and efficiency, upgrade wastewater and sludge management and address issues of sector reform and institutional strengthening.

When speaking at the launch, World Bank Country Director for Southern Africa Paul Noumba said water was essential to Botswana’s human, industrial and economic development, therefore the World Bank was privileged to be able to support the Botswana Emergency Water Security and Efficiency Project which is expected to play a significant role in further improving the lives and living conditions of Botswana.

He added that considering the persistent droughts in Botswana and the region, the World Bank sees the project as essential to sustainable development, particularly of its drought-prone areas.

The project emerged following persistent and extreme droughts facing Botswana for the last several years. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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