Kuvelai river watershed managed by Angola and Namibia

17 September 2014

The watershed area of the Kuvelai River will be managed by a commission founded in Windhoek by the governments of Angola and Namibia, the Ministry of Energy and Water Angola said Tuesday in a statement.

The river basin is shared by Angola and Namibia and covers an area of ​​thousands of square kilometres, 32 percent of which is in Angola and 68 percent in Namibia.

The commission, which will ensure the management of water resources of the basin with a view to “optimal management,” will pay particular attention to that river’s floods in Cunene province.

This joint management committee was formally established on Monday in Windhoek, capital of Namibia, by the Angolan Ministry for Energy and Water and the Namibian Ministry for Agriculture, Water and Forestry.

The new committee was launched on the sidelines of the celebrations of the twentieth anniversary of Okacom, a body responsible for development and use of another basin in southern Angola, in this case the Kubango/Okavango basin, which also involves Namibia and Botswana. (macauhub/AO)