New Project to Improve Water Resources Management
Water for Growth-Rwanda programme, was launched on Thursday to improve the management of water resources in the country.
The four-year joint initiative between Rwanda and the Netherlands, comes at a time when the government is devising means to mitigate effects of climate change, which includes water resources management challenges, according to Ministry of Natural Resources.
The programme was launched in Muhanga District, where hundreds of residents joined national and international dignitaries to plant bamboo along River Miguramo to combat riverbank erosion.
The launch of Water for Growth Rwanda programme is one of several other activities to mark world water day.
The activities which started on Tuesday, will last for two weeks.
Fatina Mukarubibi, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry of Natural Resources, said the programme is expected to protect water resources as an avenue to increased water access.