UAE's foundation to launch work on dam in Somalia

Indo Asian News Service

Mogadishu, April 14 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation will launch work on a dam in Somalia's Hargeisa city in the next two days to continue efforts to curb famine in the country.

The United Arab Emirates-funded project is being carried out upon directives from President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

It complements the "For Your Sake, Somalia" campaign, launched as part of the UAE's Year of Giving to help Somalia improve the difficult living conditions of people affected by drought.

The project will drive agricultural and animal resources development in Hargeisa.

A team of technicians and specialist were making final preparations for the inauguration during which full details of the dam will be announced, said an official source from the Foundation.

Earlier this week, the UAE launched a month-long campaign to raise funds to provide food, water, medicine and other necessities to help hundreds of thousands of people in Somalia survive their third famine in 25 years.