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Minister Of Tourism Conducts Tour In Gash-Barka Region

A group comprising of the Minister of Tourism, Ms. Askalu Menkorios, the Administrator of Gash-Barka region, Mr. Musa Rab’a and experts from different ministries and institutions conducted a tour in Gash-Barka region to explore the tourism resources in the area. Barentu, 9 March 2011 – A group comprising of the Minister of Tourism, Ms. Askalu Menkorios, the Administrator of Gash-Barka region, Mr. Musa Rab’a and experts from different ministries and institutions conducted a tour in Gash-Barka region to explore the tourism resources in the area.

The group visited  new dam being constructed near Omhajer area, Golij sub-zone, animals and trees found in Tekeze River area, the on-going agricultural activities under Ghersest, Fanko-Tsimu’e and Fanko-Rawi dams, while receiving briefings from managers.

They also observed the Banatom factory, Alebu water factory, milk processing, animal feed factory, power supply and cattle breeding factory in Haikota sub-zone. Moreover, the group visited Mt. Adal where the armed struggle for liberation began, the natural dam of Ali-Gede along the Gash River, ancient caves and tunnels as well as La’alay Gash sub-zone in which elephants are inhabiting in multitudes.

Ms. Askalu observed the historical fort of Degiat Gurja and its sophisticated construction and called for a study to be conducted regarding the fort.

The participants of the tour visited nine sub-zones of the region pointed out that Gash-Barka region is endowed with major and significant historical, cultural and natural resources which can serve as tourist attraction sites, in addition to its importance as center of investment.

Speaking at the end of the tour, Ms. Askalu stated that the tour was vital in enriching experience and opening doors for further exploration as well as in-depth studies.

Mr. Musa on his part explained that the region would make effective organization and step up efforts to reinforce tourism activities based on the tour’s explorations.

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