BY KERIM ULKER
Turkey and Hungary will jointly implement a USD 200m water management project in Ghana under the auspices of the Go-Africa project, according to Tamas Endre Feher, Ambassador of Hungary to Ghana. The project, which will be financed by Hungarian Eximbank, will include a 500-kilometer pipeline and a water reservoir of 10,000 cubic meters, beginning in central Kwaryarko and progressing to the capital, Accra.
The project will also include the construction of a water reservoir for every school in the country, as well as drip irrigation systems, greenhouses, and a supply of seedlings and garden equipment.
As part of the project, four micro garden units and benches, which will be used in classrooms, will also be delivered to each school.
Hungarian President Janos Ader and his delegation will pay a visit to Ghana in January 2022 to oversee the project.
Collaboration between Turkey and Hungary in Africa will further strengthen bilateral relations as well as cooperation in the third countries. A Turkish-Hungarian company previously made a joint investment in the manufacturing industry in Kenya, with the support of the Turkish and Hungarian governments.
Hungary is a strategic partner of Turkey, according to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The foreign trade volume between Turkey and Hungary totaled USD 2.1bn in the first ten months of 2021. The glass manufacturer Sisecam recently announced about a EUR 225m glass container factory investment in Hungary, while the Hungarian company Medicor decided to invest in the healthcare sector in Turkey.