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December 3rd, 2019 / Sunrise, Uganda

A US$5.5m (Approximately UGX20bn) project that will monitor water levels and flows in lakes and rivers across nine member countries of the Nile Basin has been launched in Kenya. It will be implemented and coordinated by the Nile Basin Secretariat based in Entebbe, Uganda. Experts from different institutions have hailed it as a crucial project that will help technical people in government departments to plan and implement projects using reliable data.

The Nile Basin Regional HydroMet Project, considered as the first of its kind since the establishment of the Nile Basin Secretariat in , was launched by Kenya’s Deputy President Dr. William Samoei Ruto at the opening of Annual Nile Council of Ministers Meeting (Nile-COM) that was held in Kenya’s Capital Nairobi.

Under the project, the NBI will establish monitoring equipment in different locations of the Nile Basin, which will gather data and transmit it directly to the Nile Basin Secretariate as well as to the computers in the member country. Read more …