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Somali water ministry inks cooperation deal with Qatar Charity

Somali government and Qatar Charity will cooperate on improving water management and efforts to reduce the impact of the natural disasters in the country.

According to Gulf Times, Somali ministry for Water has signed cooperation agreement with Qatar Charity (QC).

The deal aims to support the efforts of the ministry in achieving sustainable development gradually in the energy and water sector of Somalia.

The sides will jointly work on drilling deep and surface water wells and ponds, repairing deep water wells, installing solar-powered water pumps for drilled wells, and training technical personnel in the field of renewable energy and water technology and other water and energy sectors.

The agreement was signed by Somalia’s Minister of Energy and Water Resources Fawzia Mohamed Sheikh, and Director of Qatar Charity’s office in Somalia Abdulnour Haj Ali, in the presence of the deputy minister of the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources and many members of the ministry.

Qatar Charity has been able to implement more than 2,377 projects in Somalia during the past year in various fields, benefiting 1,027,415 people at a total cost of QR108.5mn, covering the areas of water, sanitation, education, culture and health, in addition to economic empowerment, building homes and social and relief projects.

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