Porto Novo, July 10 (Inforpress) – The equipment (pumps) for the boreholes of Chã de Norte and Ribeira da Cruz, countryside of Porto Novo, are already in Santo Antão, reported today the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment (MAA).
In the case of Ribeira das Cruz, this is the new borehole that has been implemented within the framework of the emergency program for Santo Antão, which will be ready to provide water to local farmers who since the beginning of 2016 face water problem.
In Chã de Norte, the borehole pumping system in that locality suffered a malfunction about ten days ago and the MAA chose to replace the pump with a new and larger capacity to restore the water supply in that area, where 50 families are currently engaged in agriculture.
The MAA delegate in Porto Novo, Joel Barros, said to Inforpress that the priority is for the installation of the new pump in the Chã de Norte borehole to restore water supply to farmers.
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