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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.

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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