Transboundary water project now a reality

Two years and around N$200 000 million later, the Namibia-Angola water supply project opened this week.

26 November 2018 | Infrastructure

More than half of the population depends on the Angola-Namibia Transboundary Water Supply Project, according to Namibia's agriculture, water and forestry minister, Alpheus !Naruseb, who made this statement at the official opening of the project at the Calueque dam site earlier this week.

“The goal is to ensure joint management and development of the resources of our common waters,” he said, adding that the aim is to improve access to a reliable, affordable and sustainable water supply. The same water is also used for power generation.

“This project is important not only for Calueque village and Angola, but also to Namibia and the people of the northern central regions, who rely on the Kunene River,” !Naruseb said.

The project includes a treatment plant, elevated reservoir, water distribution network, pipeline and canal repairs, as well as canal offtakes.

!Naruseb said through the Transboundary Water Supply Project, Namibia has access to the same water for power generation, domestic and irrigation use from Calueque.

The ground-breaking for the five-year project was held in 2016, and according to !Naruseb, the project had to overcome various challenges during the implementation before its eventual completion. “However, today it is one of our flagship projects.”

Speaking at the same event, Angola's minister of water and energy, Joao Borges, said damaged couplings were repaired, sections of the pipe were levelled and illegal water extractions were removed in order to guarantee optimal functionality of the pipeline that conveys water from the river.

“Important aspects of the project are the elimination of illegal water extractions by people along the pipeline and safeguarding of the infrastructure,” Borges said through an interpreter, adding that the supply of water will increase once the project has put all needed infrastructure in place.

The project is funded by Germany's KfW Development Bank. On the sidelines of the event, KfW country director, Dr Uwe Stoll, told Nampa that the bank is funding the project to the tune of some N$200 million, including the water supply to Santa Clara at Oshikango. – Nampa and own report

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