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Giant solar-powered water well project in Somalia

IHH and Islamic Development Bank (IDB) have signed a protocol between themselves to construct 36 solar-powered deep-water wells in different regions of Somalia.

IHH foundations general secretary and Vice Chairman Yavuz Dede attended the signing ceremony at the Islamic Development Bank’s headquarters in Jeddah and signed the protocol on behalf of IHH.

IHH’S SERVICES IN SOMALIA

Yavuz Dede Vice President of IHH, stated that the foundation has supported our Somalian brothers and sisters who were in need of help since 1995 till now.

Dede noted that till today they have constructed 15 large water wells and more than 1,100 smaller water wells. He spoke about their services in Somalia as IHH in the following manner:

“Our Anatolian Training Complex in the field of education, training centres for females in different regions and agricultural training centre continues to provide services for the people of Somalia. Again, this year we will start the construction of the faculty of agriculture."

36 DEEP WATER WELLS

According to the agreement, with the support of Islamic Development Bank, 36 deep water wells will be constructed in Somalia as new drought waves are occurring.

The cost of water wells particularly in difficult and remote areas is roughly 6,692,160 dollars.

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Solar has AMAZING potential in Somalia. I hope this is the start of giant projects in the future.

We get so hyped about oil, but the potential in solar and wind is just as immense.

That said, I moved this thread to the economy/business forum because this isn't a construction project per se.
 

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EU Boots Somalia Energy Sector

Today, the European Union (EU) and Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) launched a new 3 year Somali program aiming at the use and dissemination of renewable energies. Through the “Somali Energy Transformation” (SET) project, more than 100.000 households will have access to sustainable and affordable energy services in Somaliland, Puntland and South Central Somalia.

Deployment of renewable energies will contribute to a cleaner energy sector. Achieving this goal will help the Somalis to move along a low carbon development pathway contributing to climate change objectives, increased energy security, more economic opportunities and better access to energy services. This goal will be achieved through the development of solar photovoltaic markets and solar powered systems for irrigation, health and educational facilities and community electrification schemes, but also through promotion of efficient cook stoves and support for youth led renewable energy enterprises.

“This is a very timely project that will immensely contribute to the development of the Somaliland energy sector, in addition to contributing significantly to the Government’s goal of lighting up rural and peri-urban areas of the Country, said the Somaliland Minister of Energy and Minerals Hussein Abdi Dualeh. We will work with the EU and ADRA to ensure efficacious implementation of this vital intervention“.

“The EU believes in this innovative project which will change the lives of many Somalis, said the EU Ambassador to Somalia, Michele Cervone d’Urso. Expanded access to electricity will improve access to water, health and education services, and will boost job opportunities. We hope the project will bring a transformational change by spreading the use of renewable energies throughout Somalia.”

“This action will facilitate eradication of extreme poverty and hunger through provision of energy aimed at increasing production in the agriculture and livestock sectors making food more affordable and in the process generating jobs, said Luiz Carmago, Country Director for ADRA Somalia. The project will also deploy cleaner energy systems that are needed to ensure environmental sustainability and mitigate against climate change“. (ENDS)

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I really think that this is a WASTE of money:

a) What Somalia needs at the moment (asap) is better roads, cheaper electricty via construction of mega power/electricity genertors.
b) The track record of the Islamic Development Bank is simply appaling, they are known to steal these funds themselves, in the past they have claimed to have implemented these projects and are now simply recydling it.

I'd rather wish that this money was used on contractors to repave more roads and start more vital projects.

Shar25 do not believe ANYTHING that EU say's, they have already earned a repuation amongst Somali's as cons.
 
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