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Desilting Segoditshane River complete

15 Mar 2023

Gaborone City Council has announced the completion of desilting of Segoditshane River as a temporary solution to manage flooding. 

This is an interim solution while government awaits implementation of the Segoditshane River Master Plan. Gaborone Mayor, Mr Austin Abraham said this on Tuesday at a ceremony that marked completion of removal of fine sand and other materials in the river which hinder free movement of water, resulting in flooding and closure of Segoditshane Way whenever it rains heavily. 

The process, executed through help of the Chinese embassy, began February 28 and ended on March 14. Mr Abraham appreciated the gesture by China, saying the service rendered saved the council P1.1 million. 

He said given the extent of work delivered, Segoditshane River would channel water successfully for the next two years before another desilting process became necessary. 

Mr Abraham thanked respective service providers that worked with them throughout the month to complete the exercise including, Botswana Power Corporation, Water Utilities Corporation and civil engineers involved. Ends

Source : BOPA

Author : Marvin Motlhabane

Location : GABORONE

Event : Briefing

Date : 15 Mar 2023