Efforts To Provide Efficient Transport And Communications Services Bear Impressive Achievements: Minister
The efforts to provide reliable, convenient and safe transport and communications services in the past 20 years have borne impressive achievements in a way that improved the living standard of the people, stated the Minister of Transport and Communications, Mr. Woldemichael Abraha.
Asmara, 1 March 2011 – The efforts to provide reliable, convenient and safe transport and communications services in the past 20 years have borne impressive achievements in a way that improved the living standard of the people, stated the Minister of Transport and Communications, Mr. Woldemichael Abraha.
In an interview he conducted in connection with the symposium of the Ministry due to be held in Mendefra from February 2 to 4, he pointed out that the Ministry has been engaged in revitalizing damaged infrastructure and transport and communications services within these 20 years which in turn played a significant role in bringing about tangible changes in people’s lifestyle. In this respect, the Mr. Woldemichael noted that the Ministry has registered gratifying outcomes, besides adding vital impetus to other sectors advancement.
Pointing out that as transport service is network for all sectors development and people’s improvement, the Minister explained that various works have been accomplished in various areas of the country, which could be cited as an example. He went on to say that modern public buses have been introduced that made the Ministry’s vision tangible.
As regards to the endeavors for providing highly modern equipments of communications services, Mr. Woldemichael stated commendable tasks were accomplished in installing telephone lines both fixed and mobile, as well as replacing old one’s, upgrading and expanding internet service. He further said that there exist a plan to implement the expansion of fiber optics connection this year, which would be a great leap for the development of the sector.
Moreover, the Minister indicated that it is offering skill-upgrading courses so as to promote its staff members’ capacity.
The Ministry would step up efforts to overcome shortcomings and register more dynamic outcomes based on the achievements registered in the past 20 years