The Minister of Marine Resources, Mr. Tewolde Kelati, said that major tasks were accomplished as regards putting in place infrastructure facilities towards properly harnessing marine resources. Massawa, 27 April 2011-The Minister of Marine Resources, Mr. Tewolde Kelati, said that major tasks were accomplished as regards putting in place infrastructure facilities towards properly harnessing marine resources.
In an interview he conducted in connection with the symposium of the Ministry of Marine Resources scheduled to take place from April 28 to 30 in Assab town, Mr. Tewolde indicated that various projects were implemented along the coastline, including communication infrastructure facilities and a number of social services. He further explained that nationals who used to live in scattered places have been regrouped following the construction of the Massawa-Assab road, and thus becoming beneficiaries of the nation’s resource.
The Minister indicated that the Government is doing its level best in ensuring equitable fish supply across the country through installing fish storage cold facility and deploying trucks equipped with the necessary fish storage devices. In this respect, Mr. Tewolde noted that close control and supervision activities are underway to prevent the nation’s marine resource from over-fishing.
He further explained that the Massawa-based College of Science and Marine Technology has so far graduated about 780 youths who are expected to play due role in the development of the sector. The Ministry’s future action program would focus on giving training to fishermen on modern fishing methods and equipping them with the necessary fishing tools, raising public awareness regarding the significance of fish eating habits, making islands become tourism destination sites and expanding salt production, among others.