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Potable water supply projects worth over 96 million Nakfa implemented

The Ministry of Land, Water and Environment implemented a number of potable water supply projects in various rural areas at an expenditure of over 96  million Nakfa last year, according to Mr. Mebrahtu Eyasu, director general of Water Resource Department.
Asmara, 31 January 2011 – The Ministry of Land, Water and Environment implemented a number of potable water supply projects in various rural areas at an expenditure of over 96  million Nakfa last year, according to Mr. Mebrahtu Eyasu, director general of Water Resource Department.

He told ERINA that potable water supply projects were implemented in 67 villages that enabled a total of 75,000 people to get access to drinking water. The implementation of additional projects worth over 88 million Nakfa would also be finalized in 2011, he added.

Mr. Mebrahtu further indicated that the necessary study has been undertaken to facilitate the implementation process, and that drafting and designing tasks have been accomplished in 7 villages. Standard designs of ponds, wells and water distribution stations have also been drafted. He further outlined the activities of the Department including the water purification mechanism, providing lectures on judicious utilization of water resource and the like.

Moreover, Mr. Mebrahtu noted that the implementation of potable water supply projects in Adi-Keih, Dekemhare, Dubarwa and Mai-Dima towns were finalized in 2010, and that 85% of the implementation of a similar project in Tessenei has been accomplished and is expected to get finalized shortly.

Reports indicate that a 5-year strategic plan from 2011 to 2015 has been mapped out and is in the processing of launching. Various rules and regulations have also been ratified and would be made public soon.  

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