CAIRO: Egypt will grant$10.5 million to Kinsasha over five years to enhance the living conditions of the underprivileged people of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egyptian Irrigation Minister Hossam Moghazy told Youm7 Tuesday.
The grant includes projects that cover water resources, such as establishing hydro-electric infrastructure and multi-functional dams, he added.
“A study on hydro-electricity in Semliki River is to be revised, in order to prepare a technical feasibility study for the project, said Moghazy.
He added that the project includes drilling 30 underground wells equipped with distributing waster grids operated by immersed pumps. It aims to provide underprivileged areas with drinking water.
The project will include a flood forecasting center in Kinshasa to predict hydrological and meteorological changes at the entire Nile basin, particularly and Congo.
Moghazy will arrive in Congo in a 3-day official visit Friday to discuss the latest development of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) project.