Ethiopia and XYLEM inks MoU to solve water challenges

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE) and Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology provider, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for future cooperation to help advance water security in Ethiopia.
The MoU was signed at an event in Ethiopia attended by Ethiopia’s Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy Dr. Eng. Seleshi Bekele and Xylem President and CEO Patrick Decker; and a representative of the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia.
Dr. Eng Seleshi Bekele noted that the present MoU signed creates an enabling platform to improve water supply and sanitation service delivery and ensure scheme sustainability. He also stressed that the Ethiopian water supply and sanitation sector benefit from the broad technical and technological solutions Xylem has been providing.
“This exploratory partnership is a chance to strengthen our working relationship with the Ministry and build on positive conversations around water systems optimization, energy, water and sewage coverage, and to create a foundation that can help advance Ethiopia’s water sector in the future,” said, Xylem President and CEO Patrick Decker.
Xylem is committed to helping communities around the world harness the power of technology to protect and optimize water and wastewater systems.

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