NIGERIA: Fordmarx and Lorentz train 200 young people in SWM in Enugu

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NIGERIA: Fordmarx and Lorentz train 200 young people in SWM in Enugu ©Oni Abimbola/Shutterstock

The Nigerian subsidiary of water supply service provider Fordmarx and solar water pumping system specialist Lorentz are training 200 youths in Enugu State, Nigeria, in sustainable water management (SWM) technology. The training, which runs from November 23rd to December 3rd, 2021, will empower the beneficiaries of this program initiated by the Enugu State government.

The company Fordmarx Nigeria, specialized in drinking water supply and its German partner Lorentz Germany specialized in solar water pumping are organizing from November 23rd to December 03rd, 2021 training on sustainable water management technology in Nigeria. The program benefits 200 young engineering graduates in Enugu State in southeast Nigeria.

Over a two-week period, the learners will be trained in drilling, facilities management, water treatment, irrigation and renewable energy.

Read also- NIGERIA: FordMarx to rehabilitate the drinking water network of the Enugu State

The initiative, which is supported by the Enugu State Government, is part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. In this region, companies train youths, eventually involve them in development projects and facilitate their empowerment in the environmental and sustainable development sectors.

In January 2021, the Enugu State government awarded Fordmarx Nigeria N600 million (approximately $1.6 million) to implement the 9th Mile Crash Programme water supply rehabilitation project. The program, which includes the conversion of 13 boreholes to solar power, is 90% complete and will provide 28,000 m3 of water per day to the people of Enugu.

 Benoit-Ivan Wansi

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