Vice President Inonge Wina says government will this year spend 77 million kwacha to rehabilitate seven canals in the Barotse sub basin.
The Vice President also says an additional 1-hundred and 74 million kwacha will be provided for implementation of adaption sub projects and is expected to support over 25- thousand households in 14 districts in Western Province.
Mrs. Wina said once rehabilitated the canals will support over eight thousand households in the province and also improve the livelihoods of the communities.
The Vice President said this at the handover of the four targeted canals and launch of project sub grants for the pilot programme for climate resilience in Mongu.
Mrs. Wina commended the World Bank for its support towards rehabilitating the canals.
And Minister of Transport Kapembwa Simbao says government is committed to developing all forms of transport infrastructure.
Mr. Simbao says the project will create six hundred jobs.
He said this in a speech read him by his deputy minister James Kapyanga.
And Acting Ngambela, Induna Mukulwakashiko said the canal rehabilitation will not only add value but also reduce poverty in the province.
And provincial minister Poniso Njeulu says the rehabilitation works will improve the livelihood people and also ensure that there is good security in the area.