Tanzania to construct boreholes in two major ranches to end water shortage for livestock


The government of Tanzania has set aside 700 million Tanzanian shillings (about 300,594 U.S. dollars) for the construction of boreholes in its two major ranches to provide reliable drinking water for livestock, an official said Sunday.

Peter Msoffe, the managing director of state-run National Ranching Company (NARCO), said the boreholes will be drilled in Kongwa ranch in Dodoma region and Mzeri ranch in Tanga region.

“The construction of the boreholes is intended to supply reliable and abundant drinking water for the livestock in the country’s two major ranches,” said Msoffe.

He said the provision of reliable water in the country’s state-run ranches is part of government efforts to revamp the performance of NARCO and disclosed that plans were also underway for NARCO to establish a project aimed at adapting and mitigating climate change effects in the country’s national ranches.

The project will involve improving the harvest and storage of pasture for feeding livestock during long spells of dry seasons. Enditem

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