Borehole drilling in Kunene going fast

26 Jun 2013 12:10
OPUWO, 26 JUN (NAMPA) - The drilling of boreholes in the Kunene Region is going faster than expected.
Head of Department of Rural Water Supply within the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry in the Kunene Region, Kapukatua Kuvare said at the pace which the boreholes are being drilled, all 46 boreholes would be done faster than anticipated.
?I have been informed that more than 15 boreholes have been drilled in the region already, of which many have water, while some are dry and others collapsed,? he told Nampa on Wednesday.
Kuvare said the drilling process was supposed to take seven months due to the bad roads in the region to reach areas which need to be drilled.
Four contractors have been contracted to drill 46 boreholes in the Kunene Region for drought relief purposes. The job commenced earlier this month.
The companies contracted for the drilling work are Human Drilling, Tutangeni Drilling, Kuku Drilling and Teems Property Drilling.
Kuvare said only Kuku Drilling has not started work yet because their generator broke down, but was busy fixing it.
?One of the drilling companies had already completed drilling all its boreholes in the Okangwati area,? said Kuvare.
He said the sooner the boreholes are completed, the sooner they can be fitted with engines, pipes and reservoirs to provide water to the communities suffering from the severe drought conditions prevailing in the region.