Interesting initiative sees NEPAD and Egypt launch significant water project connecting North and East Africa

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Pictured Left to Right – Egypt‘s Minister of Water Resources, AU Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, NEPAD PICI Coordinator

 

The Government of Egypt and the NEPAD Agency have launched a special water transportation route stretching from Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean Sea.

The project was launched in Egypt’s capital Cairo under the Presidential Infrastructure Champion Initiative (PICI), to interlink ten East and North African countries from Uganda via Lake Victoria to Egypt through the River Nile and the Mediterranean Sea.

PICI is a continental infrastructure initiative coordinated by the NEPAD Agency with the aim to accelerate the efficient and speedy implementation of cross-border infrastructure projects, through political leadership.

The navigational line will run through Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Egypt connecting the Nile Basin countries with Egypt.

Speaking on behalf of NEPAD Chief Executive Officer Dr Ibrahim Mayaki at…

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