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Agriculture infrastructure under implementation in the surroundings of Halib-Mentel Dam

The Administration of Halib-Mentel Administrative area said that agriculture infrastructure is under implementation in the surrounding of the Dam in the locality with a view to launching integrated irrigation farming on 10 hectares. It further pointed out that a water reservoir of 700 barrel capacity has been built, in addition to the purchase of pump and installation of pipe drainage system. Keren, 21 September 2012 – The Administration of Halib-Mentel Administrative area said that agriculture infrastructure is under implementation in the surrounding of the Dam in the locality with a view to launching integrated irrigation farming on 10 hectares. It further pointed out that a water reservoir of 700 barrel capacity has been built, in addition to the purchase of pump and installation of pipe drainage system.

Mr. Beyene Kidane Hasebu, the Area Administrator, explained that the inhabitants have significant experience in irrigation farming, and that a number of them are already engaged in fruits and vegetable farming.

Among the farmers, Henok Zerigabir and Tinsiew Giliu, as well as Mr. Arha Lijaj, one of the inhabitants, explained that the construction of the dam has visibly enriched water resource in the area, thereby ensuring reliable potable water supply, in addition to the ground it has provided for sustainable irrigation farming.

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