On October 31, the 40 water cellars were completed, which were jointly built by XCMG and China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, CFPA in Judo Conbocha village in Oromiyaa of Ethiopia in phase II of XCMG Water Cellar Project. Thanks to these water cellars, the villagers are no longer worried about the drinking water.
In 2016, XCMG and CFPA jointly initiated the Water Cellar Project in Africa. Till today, they have built 81 water cellars in Ethiopia, bringing the clean drinking water for 6,700 Ethiopian villagers impacted by the drought.
XCMG hopes the water cellar project will not only solve the drinking water problem for local villagers, but also function as the demo case of precise poverty alleviation. In this way, the project can be promoted globally and attract more organizations and companies to build more water cellars in dry regions in Africa so that more African people will be free from drinking water shortage and diseases caused by unhealthy drinking water. In 2018, XCMG will work together with its strategic partners to initiate the phase III Water Cellar Project in Africa.
XCMG hopes the Water Cellar Project can benefit more people in the dry regions and bring clean water source and health to them. It also hopes more Chinese companies and non-governmental organizations can continue to help Ethiopia solve the drinking water problem for dry regions in Ethiopia so that local people stay away from thirst and health threat caused by dirty water source.