Government of Senegal planning new project
3 August 2009
A rainwater retention reservoir will be created as from February 2010 in the village of Ndjib Niass, in Senegal.
Minister of the Environment and Reservoirs, Djibo Kâ, made the announcement at the end of last week during a visit to the site. <br/> <br/> “Water reservoirs are of major strategic importance to the Government of Senegal in the development of production activities in the rural environment”, he stated.
The Ndjib Niass reservoir will serve simultaneously to assist agriculture and animal husbandry, and will have a depth of 2.5 metres.
The Minister also said that the Government is accordingly planning the creation of twenty more reservoirs throughout the territory of Senegal, but that certain sites “must take precedence among those identified, in order to see whether the clay layer is sufficiently thick or sandy”.<br/>