11 January 2013

Tanzania: Project to Spend Sh1.8 Billion for Simiyu Wetlands

Mwanza — LAKE Victoria Environmental Management Project Phase II (LVEMP II) is expecting to spend about 1.8bn/- in rehabilitating and restoring Simiyu River wetlands in the new Simiyu Region.

Speaking during a seminar drawing participants from Meatu, Bariadi, Maswa, Magu and Kwimba districts of Mwanza and Simiyu regions in the city, the Mwanza Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS), Dorothy Mwanyika, said LVEMP II aims at restoring River Simiyu wetlands via five environmental upkeep projects.

"Before, Simiyu River had wetlands, but as of now human activities have resulted in environmental degradation to the extent that its river banks have been eroded," said Mwanyika. She added that the environmental degradation also affects Lake Victoria.

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