SCRP Hands Over Flood Defense Infrastructure to Bardhere, Dollow

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The Somali government handed over rehabilitated flood defense infrastructure to residents of Bardhere and Dollow towns in the Gedo region on Friday.

A delegation from the Somalia Crisis Recovery Project (SCRP), a flood and disaster recovery and reconstruction project, visited the two towns along the River Jubba to assist the communities with flood mitigation projects.

The World Bank-sponsored projects aim to provide broader recovery and resilience support to local communities in order to mitigate floods and droughts.

According to officials, the Project will improve community resilience and save people’s livelihoods.

“The river which does not inundate the residents means a sustainable and perennial solution has been reached for the recurrent and repetitive floods.” Said Adan Barre Ali Dollow’s deputy district commissioner at the handover ceremony.

The district commissioner of Baradhere, Mohamedweli Yusuf, expressed similar sentiments, noting that such an investment that can improve the community’s resilience is unusual.

“Reducing the risk of flooding will improve the productivity of the community,” he said.