Saudi Fund of $11.2 Million for Sustainable Water Supply In Lesotho
The potable water supply project funded by the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) in Lesotho was inaugurated by Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro in the presence of non-resident Ambassador Sultan Al-Louihan Al-Anqari.
The project will supply potable water to five cities in Lesotho.
Opened in the presence of the Minister of Water of Lesotho Kimiso Musinini and a number of officials in the Kingdom of Lesotho, the project is funded by SFD with a soft development loan amounting to $11.2 million.
The project includes laying water pipes with a length of (210) km, and establishing (25) water pumping stations, as a contribution to raising the level of development cooperation between the two sides, and developing the water sector services in Lesotho.
The project also aims to sustain water resources, provide clean water sources, and contribute to achieving water and food security and reducing the effects of drought, as well as reducing the rates of disease and epidemics resulting from polluted water.
The Prime Minister of Lesotho praised the efforts of the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to support the development sectors in his country through the SFD over the past years.
He said that the project directly meets the needs of the population, and contributes to the provision of safe drinking water sources, in addition to reducing the water pollution and the spread of diseases and epidemics.