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Tanzanian Authorities Arrest Chinese Farmer For Illegally Pumping Millions of Liters of Water From Local Rivers

TWEET TRANSLATION: The Wami / Ruvu Basin Water Board (in Tanzania) has arrested a Chinese farmer for irrigating agriculture in Kidogozelo Village, Migudeni Sub-district, Chalinze District, by taking water from the Ruvu River using a machine that is capable of pumping one million liters per hour.

A Chinese large-scale farmer was arrested by local authorities in the small village of Kidogozelo in eastern Tanzania for using a high-capacity pump to draw water from the Ruvu river to irrigate his vegetable farm. The unnamed Chinese national is accused of installing and using an illegal irrigation machine capable of pumping a total of 1 million liters of water per hour from the river to his farm.

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