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Swedish ambassador to Somalia visits Belet-weyne to inspect floods mitigation project


Wednesday June 23, 2021

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Swedish ambassador to Somalia Staffan Tillander arrived Wednesday in Belet-weyne where he inspected ongoing rehabilitation works to address perennial flooding in the town.

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Ambassador Tillander was received by senior HirShabelle state officials and AMISOM officials in the town. Ambassador Tillander visited Hilikilyo area where a dam is constructed to contain overflows when Shabelle River overflows.

Officials in the town told HOL the ambassador’s visit was part of efforts to address recurrent floods in Belet-weyne.

Annual floods in the district lead to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people and destroy farmlands.

The ambassador was later scheduled to meet government officials from HirShabelle state.



 





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