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Major development programs to be implemented in Habero sub-zone

The Administrator of Anseba region, Mr. Gergis Girmai, said that development programs focusing on achieving food security would be implemented in Habero sub-zone through diverting the Anseba river waters. Habero, 21 December 2010 – The Administrator of Anseba region, Mr. Gergis Girmai, said that development programs focusing on achieving food security would be implemented in Habero sub-zone through diverting the Anseba river waters.

In the course of a visit he conducted to the sub-zone, especially the adjacent areas of the Anseba river accompanied by experts of the Agriculture Ministry and the regional infrastructure development department, the Administrator stressed the need for finalizing the implementation of the Fiza Project at substantial expenditure which was halted due to some reasons and is expected to irrigate over 100 hectares.

He also urged experts to urgently undertake study on ways of cultivating over 200 hectares through constructing water diversion schemes so that the public may benefit from the project. Commending the encouraging activities of vegetable farming on the part of farmers in the administrative areas of Aretai, Kar’obel, Filfil and others, Mr. Gergis pointed out that there are plans to distribute mango seedlings to every farmer. To this end, he asserted that the necessary professional support and advice would be extended by agricultural experts.  

Experts of the Agriculture Ministry and the regional infrastructure development department said on their part that study would be conducted focusing on digging additional wells so as to avoid possible water shortage in the implementation of the envisaged development programs. In this respect, they called on the farming community to demonstrate collaboration for the success of the project and actively engage in vegetable farming.

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