The implementation of potable water supply project in Adi-Omar administrative area, Tessenei sub-zone, at an expenditure of about 4.2 million Nakfa has been finalized. Tessenei, 28 September 2010 – The implementation of potable water supply project in Adi-Omar administrative area, Tessenei sub-zone, at an expenditure of about 4.2 million Nakfa has been finalized.
The implementation of the project that was undertaken through Homib Construction Company was delayed due to various problems, according to Mr. Haile Asfaha from the infrastructure development desk in the Gash-Barka regional Administration. He further explained that the solar energy-generated potable water supply project would bring about a lasting solution to the acute shortage of drinking water which the local inhabitants used to encounter.
The newly implemented project involved the construction of a pond with a capacity of holding about 50,000 barrels of water along with 4 water distribution stations, as well as the installation of 6 Km.-long water pipelines. Mr. Haile went on to say that on top of its contribution towards easing potable water supply problem in the area, the project would play major role in regrouping nationals leading pastoral pattern of living in one community. He called on the inhabitants to apply judicious utilization of water resource.
The Administrator of the area, Mr. Hidug Mohammed, said on his part that the local inhabitants used to travel long distance to fetch water that does not meet standard. He further pointed out that the inhabitants of Adi-Hassan, Adi-Omar and Lebet who used to face similar problem have now been regrouped in one community and managed to become beneficiaries of the newly implemented project.
Likewise, the inhabitants noted that they were compelled to travel for 2 hours to fetch water along with their cattle, and that this would now be no more thanks to the project.