Somaliland: Hargeisa Water Agency Director Briefs Parliamentary Committee

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The Chairman of the Committee MP Mohamed Haji Yusuf alias Wabeye and the director of Hargeisa Water Agency briefed the local press after the session.

MP Wabeye has underlined the importance of increasing water supply to the capital as the population grew ten fold.

Director Mohamed Ali Darod on his part said the government is undertaking two ongoing projects to expand water supply for the residents in the city.

“The work on expanding the city water supply are of two prongs. They involve changing the way water is delivered to the people and increasing the water supply of the city. They include works on both inside and outside of the town. Somaliland development partners including the European Union and Somaliland development fund.” said the director

The German government and the special development bank are supporting these projects.

One project the director cited concerns bringing an adequate water supply to the city to meet the increasing demand from a distant of 23 km.

The second project the director added is concerned with the distribution water inside the city.

It entails laying 162 km pipelines and the construction of local reservoirs in the city.

The director argued that these projects will facilitate a better water management system which will reduce wasted water.

However, the director declined to offer timelines of accomplishing the two projects.

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