Ministry Of Forestry And Water Affairs Supplies Water To 1,6 Million People In Africa …

Şubat 05, 2015

Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works have supplied drinking water to 1,6 million people in Somali, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Mali and Niger.  The number of people supplied with drinking water in Africa will be increased up to 3 million in 2019.

Taking action with its experience and knowledge in Africa where water problem reaches critical levels, Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs has supplied water to about 1,6 million people through drilling drinking water wells.

Water Amount per capita in Africa to be Only One Fourth of the World Average

In Africa where thousands of people could not access to clean water; water amount used per capita is less than one fourth of the world average, our country pioneered in supplying drinking water to Somali, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Mali and Niger with the help of TİKA (Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency) activities within the scope of Turkish humanitarian aid projects.

Target to be 3 Million People in 2019

Maintaining its pioneering role, Turkey has determined her target in this scope. Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs will increase the number of people supplied with drinking water in Africa up to 3 million people in 2019.

Training Support in terms of Desertification for African Countries

On the other hand, Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs carries out activities in the field of combatting desertification and forestry in addition to other activities performed in water supply activities for Africa. Conducting “Capacity Building Project for Combatting Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought” in order to improve technical capacities of African countries in such fields, Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, General Directorate of Combatting Desertification and Erosion enhances regional cooperation in terms of combatting desertification and forestry by means of cooperation activities.

This project builds capacities of the countries in these fields; it ensures sustainable management of forests through decreasing possible negative effects of desertification and drought.

Project Outcomes serve as basis for future projects

This Project aims to enhance capacity and know-how of the experts in the least developed and developing countries in Africa by means of training programs. Positive outcomes of the Project will also serve as basis for future projects in Africa

Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs continues to extend helping hand to Africa

In addition to water supply and irrigation projects, forestry, desertification and combatting desertification, MFWA continue to extend helping hand to Africa by organizing training activities in different areas such as meteorological researches.

20.01.2015