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Construction of major embankments needs to be enhanced in Anseba region, Says Minister

In the course of a visit to Anseba region from July 9 to 10, the Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Arefaine Berhe, said that the construction of major embankments along the newly constructed micro-dams and water reservoirs need to be reinforced so that they may render durable service. In the course of a visit to Anseba region from July 9 to 10, the Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Arefaine Berhe, said that the construction of major embankments along the newly constructed micro-dams and water reservoirs need to be reinforced so that they may render durable service.

Mr. Arefaine, accompanied by the regional Administrator and department heads of the Ministry, observed the agricultural sites around Mihlab and Ruba Mehtsebit, Geleb sub-zone, that are eroded by soil erosion, during which he called for undertaking  a study towards taking remedial action.  He further urged the farming community to make effective use of the vegetable farming activities  being reactivated by the Anseba regional Administration and the general public.

The Minister visited the newly constructed Gizgiza and Gam micro-dams in Hamelmalo sub-zone, as well as the water reservoir under construction in Hadish-Adi, Elabered sub-zone. Also in the course of the tour to observe dairy farm projects in Daerotai, Hagaz sub-zone, and Situr, Hamelmalo sub-zone,  he exchanged views with experts.

The regional Administrator, Mr. Gergis Girmai, stated that there are plans to promote forestry in Adiha, Hangol and Ajerbeb in Hamelmalo sub-zone under reserve area. He went on to say that feeder canals and micro-dams in the Elabered Agro-Industry Project that were filled with silt have now been properly renovated. Mr. Gergis further pointed out that mango and coffee seedlings are being distributed to the farmers, besides undertaking various agricultural activities aimed at boosting production.

The director general of agricultural development in the Ministry, Mr. Hurui Asgedom, and the director general of the Halhale National Agricultural Research Institute, Dr. Eyasu Gebretatios, respectively stated that the Ministry is striving to boost milk, meat, egg, money, fruits and vegetable production, as well as preserve natural resources in the administrative regions which is bearing fruitful outcome. They further explained that select animal feeds are being prepared in a scientific manner and distributed to the regions, which in turn are making due contribution in ensuring animal health.

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