Thursday, March 1, 2012

FG to invest $500m World Bank loan in erosion control

THE Federal Government has said it plans to use a $500 million World Bank loan to tackle erosion in some states across the country, using the watershed approach.

Director of Flood and Erosion Control, Federal Ministry of Environment, Mr. Adekunle Oshikoya, while making this known in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, added that, ‘The approach under this World Bank programme is the watershed approach; we are trying to solve the degradation problem from the watershed view, which is holistic.
‘We are probably not going to look at individual erosion sites alone; we are going to tackle it holistically. That’s why the approach may be like a once and for all thing to solve erosion problem in the area.’
The director added that the executors and stakeholders of the project held two joint appraisal meetings, with a third scheduled for early March.

He disclosed tha

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