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Micro-dam worth 5 million Nakfa inaugurated in Dengel

A newly constructed micro-dam in Dengel, Dekemhare sub-zone, at a cost of around 5 million Nakfa has been inaugurated.

Dekemhare, 9 October, 2010 – A newly constructed micro-dam in Dengel, Dekemhare sub-zone, at a cost of around 5 million Nakfa has been inaugurated. 

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the Administrator of the Southern region, Mr. Mustafa Nurhusein, lauded the active participation of the local inhabitants in accomplishing the task, and said that the farmers are expected to expand the farmlands beneath the micro-dam involving 40 to 120 hectares  so that they may harvest three times a year. 

The Administrator of Dekemhare sub-zone, Mr. Ephrem Gebrekirstos, also pointed out that the construction of dams and ponds are given priority in the on-going efforts towards achieving food security, and as such the local inhabitants should redouble their endeavors to become self-supporting.

Reports disclosed that 13 micro-dams and 15 ponds have been constructed in Dekemhare sub-zone at a cost of over 68 million Nakfa in the post-independence period.

 

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