RY BROOK, NY, NOV 20,2018 – Xylem Inc., a world leader in water technology, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy Affairs of Ethiopia (MoWIE) for future co-operation to promote water security in Ethiopia.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed at an event in Ethiopia involving the Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy of Ethiopia. Seleshi Bekele; Minister for Water Supply and Sewerage Dr. Negash Wages; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Xylem Patrick Decker. and a representative of the US Embassy in Ethiopia.
HE. Dr. Eng Seleshi Bekele noted that this Memorandum of Understanding signed between Xylem and MoWIE creates a platform to improve the supply of water and sanitation services and ensure the viability of the project. He also stressed that the Ethiopian water and sewerage sector benefits from the broad technical and technological solutions provided by Xylem.
Xylem's Chairman and Chief Executive Patrick Decker spoke about how he honored the company to have the opportunity to start looking for solutions for the region, notably for non-income, knowledge sharing and more water and energy efficiency to maximize resources and reducing the impact on the environment.
"This exploratory collaboration is an opportunity to strengthen our working relations with the Ministry and build on positive talks on optimizing water, energy, water and sanitation systems and creating a foundation that will help in the future water supply of Ethiopia "Decker.
"As a world leader in water technology, Xylem is committed to helping communities around the world to harness technology to protect and optimize water and sanitation systems. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with the Ministry to identify potential ways a broad portfolio of state-of-the-art technologies to help build water security in Ethiopia – and to meet one of the greatest challenges of our time: solving water ".
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