India donates K112m towards MW's recovery process

Written by  Owen Zayambika

The Government of India has given Malawi K112 million to go towards the recovery process following the floods disaster that hit the country in January this year.

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Speaking at the cheque presentation ceremony at Capital Hill on Monday in Lilongwe, Indian High Commissioner to Malawi, Vanlalhuma pledged his country’s continued support to Malawi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vanlalhuma described the donation as part of a fulfillment in diplomatic commitments between the two countries. 

 

“We do have some ongoing projects and a few schemes where we make funds available to the government of Malawi.’ Said Vanlalhuma.

He said in the last five years, India has provided funds amounting to USD108 million to Malawi in areas of irrigation, agriculture and strategic projects like fuel storage.

 

Receiving the grant, the Vice President Saulos Chilima explained that the donation will help in the reconstruction process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“What we are doing now is to look at reconstruction. We are launching a campaign. First we will be relocating their original places where such is possible, the people should move out of the camps now to their traditional areas of residence". said Chilima.

 

The Vice President further said government is working on developing long term measures to mitigate recurrence of a similar disaster.

Despite the rain season going to an end, the effects of the floods still continues to give government pressure to find ways of restoring the environment.

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