The Department of Water Resources stated that a 189 million Nakfa project has been launched with a view of ensuring potable water supply in 53 villages this year.
Asmara, 1 June 2012 – The Department of Water Resources stated that a 189 million Nakfa project has been launched with a view of ensuring potable water supply in 53 villages this year.
Indicating that a total of 1,200 villages have already become beneficiaries of potable water supply in line with endeavors made so far, Mr. Misgina Gebresilasie, head of water supply branch at Water Resources Department, pointed out that an approach of proportionate selection was applied in prioritizing the current beneficiary-to-be villages from all Administrative regions. Accordingly, the project is being implemented in 5 villages in Anseba region, 12 villages in the Southern region, 10 villages in Gash-Barka region, 12 villages in the Central region, 8 villages in the Northern Red Sea region, and 6 villages in the Southern Red Sea region respectively.
The project is being implemented in three phases, the first of which would focus on implementation of the task in 12 villages. The process to import necessary equipments for the first phase of the undertaking has been completed, Mr. Misgina added.
Reports indicated that effective implementation of the project would lead to the availability of potable water supply to a total of 182,000 citizens.
Furthermore, the Department of Water Resources called on citizens who have already become beneficiaries of potable water supply to practice prudent utilization of the facilities.