Participants of the SWP in the Central region indicated that the undertaking involves an inspiring environment for spirit of work and knowledge.
Asmara, 18 July 2012 – Participants of the SWP in the Central region indicated that the undertaking involves an inspiring environment for spirit of work and knowledge.
Among the participants, Medhanie Tesfai and Meron Rezene voiced conviction that participation in the program encourages enthusiasm for work and exchange of experience among students, besides providing impetus to the task of ensuring soil and water conservation, as well as afforestation.
Natsinet Michael and Meftih Tekie on their part pointed out that adequate equipments and facilities have been extended by the Government, and called on the inhabitants of the region to make consistent follow-up of the planted tree seedlings.
Mr. Gebrai Tekleab from the Agriculture Ministry’s branch in the Central region stated that a total of 4,000 students are engaged in the Summer Work activities in Serejeka sub-zone. He also commended the students’ active participation in the undertaking.
Stating that 15,000 students are engaged in the task in the Central region, Mr. Abraham Teklu, head of forestry and wildlife in the region, stated that the cherished goal of the program is pertinent to the construction of terraces in 316 hectares, digging 633,000 holes for the plantation of tree seedlings, construction of more than 300 cubic meters of water catchment walls and the plantation of 2,450,000 tree seedlings, besides carrying out follow-up activities on the flourished ones. More than 40,000 holes have been dug, around 5,000 tree seedlings planted and 60 hectares have been terraced in the past 10 days alone, in addition to construction of 270 cubic meters of water catchment walls, he added.