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67% of Adi-Keih sub-zone inhabitants get access to potable water supply

Close to 67% of the inhabitants of Adi-Keih sub-zone have now got access to potable water supply as a result of the coordinated efforts exerted by the government, general public and partners over the past 20 years, stated Mr. Mehari Debesai, head of administration and finance in the sub-zone. Adi-Keih, 5 March 2011 – Close to 67% of the inhabitants of Adi-Keih sub-zone have now got access to potable water supply as a result of the coordinated efforts exerted by the government, general public and partners over the past 20 years, stated Mr. Mehari Debesai, head of administration and finance in the sub-zone.

He noted that various potable water supply projects have been implemented in 15 administrative areas of the sub-zone, while concerted action is being taken to ensure the provision of clean water in the remaining villages.

Mr. Mehari further explained that the implementation of a potable water supply project in Adi-Keih town at an expenditure of over 90 million Nakfa is making vital contribution in easing previously existing drinking water problem.

Reports indicated that a total of 1,500 customers in the town have become beneficiaries of running water, while 6 water trucks are providing service at fair price in other parts of the town.  

Meanwhile, 37 micro-dams and water reservoirs have been constructed jointly by the Agriculture Ministry and regional Administration. On top of providing potable water supply to the inhabitants, the water source are playing significant role in promoting irrigation farming, as they have impounded sufficient amount of water.

The local inhabitants emphasized the paramount importance of the implemented projects in relieving them from water-born diseases and extra burden.

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