Angola: Cunene - Cuvelai Hydrographic Basin Plan Unveiled

The General Plan on the Integrated Management of the Cuvelai Hydrographic Basin's Resources was presented on Thursday in Ondjiva, southern Cunene province, to the members of the Social Hearing and Concert Council.

On the occasion, Dar Angola company's consultant, Josef Shaloub, said the Cuvelai Hydrographic Basin needs a deep study to identify and find the best strategies to solve the problem of surface and underground waters, in favour of the population.

The specialist explained that it is an important project for the country which justifies the gathering of contributions from the members, with a view to better results in terms of implementation, regularisation of the volume, which will enable a better management of the Cuvelai Basin, thus avoiding floods and ensure water during cyclic drought.

In his turn, Cunene province governor, António Didalelwa, said the extraordinary session was a good opportunity for the participants to contribute to the General Plan on Integrated Management of Cuvelai Hydrographic Basin's Resources, seeking to put an end to the floods and droughts that occur in the region.

He said the meeting served to explain to the local Government officials about the ways to contribute to lessen the consequences of climate changes, given its impact on the development of the agricultural sector.

On the other hand, António Didalelwa asked Dar Angola's consultant to consider the contributions made for the drafting of the final project, before it is submitted to concerned authorities for funding.

Meanwhile, the secretary of State for Water, Luís Filipe da Silva, who is in charge of the multisector team for the Cuvelai Hydrographic Basin, assured that there is fund available and appealed for a wise management of the resources.

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