Power China came to N’Djamena after signing the Memorandum of Understanding on Water Transfer

Monday, 2017, April 3

After the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between Power Construction Corporation of China (POWER CHINA) and the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) on the conduct of the basic research works of the Water Transfer from the Ubangi River to Lake Chad, a team from this company led by ZhyZiping Huang, Deputy Senior Engineer arrived in N’Djamena on Saturday, 25th March 2017.LCBC Executive Secretary handing a symbolic present to the head of the chinese delegation.
During their stay in N’Djamena up to the 7th April 2017, emphasis will be laid on the understanding of causes of the receding of water resources of the Lake Chad basin through discussions and onsite investigations, before planning any remedial measure such as the water transfer project.
‘’This visit strengthens the sound resolutions of the MoU between both parties and paves the way for the development of the Lake Chad basin ‘’, said Engineer Sanusi Imran Abdullahi, Executive Secretary of LCBC.
Lake Chad was one of the greatest lakes across the world; it has receded tremendously these recent years due to rainfall deficit and harmful irrigation practices.
In addition to the climate and human pressures, other unforeseen phenomena like the rush of refugees and displaced populations fleeing the atrocities of the Boko Haram terrorist group arise. According to numerous experts, only a robust measure like the revitalisation of the water resources of the lake could spare this wetland, which is a foodstuff hub located at the crossroads of Central and West Africa from total disappearance.