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Swaziland, Lubombo District - sz/11


The Swaziland Water and Agricultural Development Entreprise (SWADE) signed a EUR22 million contract agreement with CMC of Italy, the company that will construct a 21.4 km feeder canal under the LUSIP (Lower Usuthu Smallholder Irrigation Project). The scheme, which is financed by the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) and the Swaziland government, includes a 1.2 km-long 3.3 m-diameter tunnel, partly lined with reinforced concrete. Work is planned to last 30 months. Visit www.cmc.coop and swade.co.sz 29/06.