CBCGDF Established Clean Water Project Working Group in Nigeria to Make Public Interest Helps “Belt and Road” and People-to-people Bond
2019/11/10 16:11:00 本站

On the morning of November 4th, the Clean Water Project Working Group in Nigeria of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) held a discussion meeting, and discussed the issues such as working with Chinese-funded enterprises to carry out public welfare and people-to-people bond projects in the “One Belt, One Road” in African countries.


The meeting was chaired by Dr. Zhou Jinfeng, Secretary-General of the CBCGDF. The background is that Nigeria faces a sharp shortage of freshwater for its population. Safe and reliable drinking water is not available in towns and villages. There are no clean water facilities in many communities and schools. To improve the drinking water sanitation of rural residents in Nigeria, the project will carry out a clean water project in the community to provide clean drinking water for local communities and children.


Access to clean drinking water is an important part of the world that we want to live in. UN's Sustainable Development Goal 6 states that water supply and sanitation should be provided to all people and managed sustainably. However, at present, more than 2 billion people are at risk of reducing available freshwater resources. By 2050, at least a quarter of people are likely to live in countries affected by cyclical or recurrent shortages of freshwater. Drought afflicts some of the poorest countries in the world, worsening hunger, and malnutrition.


The meeting decided to integrate resources and try to carry out clean water projects in Nigerian communities and schools. Besides, it is a relatively long-term infrastructure that can help the Chinese build a long-term and good image in their local communities.

Original Chinese article:


By / Xue Tongtong