In response to the effects of climate change, Tanzania plans to construct four strategic dams in different parts of the East African nation, a cabinet minister announced on Wednesday.
Jumaa Aweso, the Minister for Water, said preparations were underway for the construction of the strategic dams in Dodoma, Morogoro, Songwe and Iringa regions, adding that the construction of the strategic dams will go in tandem with the construction of medium-sized dams in various parts of the country.
"Climate change has indeed affected water resources in the country," Aweso told a press conference in the capital Dodoma.
Aweso said other measures aimed at mitigating climate change impacts on water resources will include drawing water from the major lakes of Victoria, Tanganyika and Nyasa, and also drawing water from major rivers of Ruvuma, Rufiji, Kiwira, Songwe and Kagera. He added that the government has put in place measures aimed at protecting the country's major water catchment areas.