The Minister of Energy and Water, João Baptista Borges, said that the infrastructure will be built on the right bank of the Cunene River within 24 months after the laying of the first stone. Under João Baptista Borges, the investments will include the construction of a dam on the Caculuvar river, in the town of Cova do Leão, and a supply network for the autonomous towns of Cahama and Ochinjau. 4,444 They also planned the restoration of nine dams and the creation of a fluid supply system for the Oncocua area, through the use of existing artesian wells and the implementation of new underground basins, among other activities.
Not only will some 240,000 people be benefited, but also more than 30,000 head of cattle, endorsing the program signed by the operator.
The document also reflects the commitment to make 17,000 family connections and guarantee the water supply of approximately 75 cultivable hectares.
Medium and long term investments, combined with emergency measures, can contribute to the success of this important strategy to combat drought in Cunene, says João Baptista Borges, who also points to the possibility of job creation.
The minister reiterated that the plan to combat drought in the southern region should be carried out in the future for the provinces of Namibe and Huila.