WORLD Chinese enterprise makes clean water available in Ghana

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Chinese enterprise makes clean water available in Ghana

People's Daily Online

19:08, June 22, 2018

A Chinese enterprise has made clean water available to Ghanaians by digging 1,000 wells across the country, Xinhuanet.com reported on June 20.

Photo: Xinhua

Due to poor geographical conditions and lagging economic development, many villagers in Ghana had to collect rainwater and river water for daily use, and thus were vulnerable to diseases such as cholera. When times were tough, they even had to fetch dreggy water from distant ponds.

However, thanks to the wells dug by the Jiangxi Zhongmei Engineering Construction Company, locals are now able to access clean drinking water.

In November 2015, the Chinese government made the decision to help dig 1,000 wells in 832 villages across six provinces in Ghana, to help solve the water problem. The project is expected to benefit 500,000 Ghanaians.

Chinese expert, Huang Xianzhou, explained that although some experts were infected with malaria and had to endure the weather and poor sanitary conditions during construction, they felt it was all worthwhile when they saw how much one well could change the lives of those living in a village.

Zhang Jie, an employee of the project, said that he was touched when a local immediately sent him to hospital when he quickly developed a fever.

These wells are changing lives in Ghana, and in turn, the kindness shown by locals has warmed the hearts of Chinese experts, further deepening friendship and cooperation between China and Ghana. 

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