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Kuwait inaugurates 16 water wells in Tanzania schools

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KUWAIT, March 2 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) has inaugurated 16 water wells in a number of schools in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in cooperation with the Kuwaiti-based Mabanee Company.

The inauguration ceremony was held Thursday in presence of Kuwaiti Ambassador Jasem Al-Najem, Anwar Al-Hasawi, KRCS's Deputy Chairman, and Shuaa Al-Qati, Executive Director of Communication in Mabanee, KRCS said in a statement.

This project is "one of a kind" that is being implemented by KRCS in Tanzania as part of a number of projects that the Kuwaiti society implements in Africa to improve the humanitarian condition in light of ongoing drought in the Horn of Africa, Al-Hasawi said in a press statement.

KRCS's humanitarian actions, in addition to its continued cooperation with the Kuwaiti embassy in Tanzania, boosts its presence to move on toward providing further humanitarian aid to African nations, said the Kuwaiti official.

Kuwait will remain a supporter of every humanitarian effort as part of the firm approach of its foreign policy in providing humanitarian aid to all countries in need, Al-Hasawi said, expressing his gratitude to the Kuwaiti foreign ministry, embassy in Tanzania represented by Ambassador Al-Najem, and all Tanzanian officials for supporting philanthropic and humanitarian actions.

For his part, Ambassador Al-Najem told reporters the Kuwaiti embassy in Tanzania seeks to work closely with KRCS to solve water shortage and scarcity issues in the country due to the ongoing extreme drought in Dar es Salaam city.

Meanwhile, Al-Qati explained that water wells projects in Dar es Salaam city is part of Mabanee's community initiatives in supporting a number of social responsibility-themed issues and campaigns in cooperation with several bodies in the civil society.

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