Okavango River Pipeline a Better Option Than Desalination for Central Namibia: Engineer

24 Jun 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

Building a pipeline to divert water from the Okavango River to supply dry areas in central Namibia is a better option than desalination plants, according to Kuiri Tjipangandjara, engineering manager for state-owned service provider NamWater.Speaking in Windhoek last week, Tjipangandjara said there was a place for desalination as part of a larger infrastructure development plan in the central coastal area, but that overall desalination was not financially viable for the country.On the other hand, transporting 100 million cubic meters of water from the Okavango River via a system of pipelines and pumping stations would be less complicated and faster to build, as well as less expensive at a total of $206 million USD...

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