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Popular water and soil conservation campaign under way in Areza and Adi-Quala sub-zones

The inhabitants of Areza and Adi-Quala sub-zones are conducting popular water and soil conservation as well as road maintenance campaigns.

Mendefera, 23 April 2013- The inhabitants of Areza and Adi-Quala sub-zones are conducting popular water and soil conservation as well as road maintenance campaigns.

As regards the popular campaign being conducted in Areza sub-zone, Mr. Melake Fishaie, water and soil conservation expert indicated that so far 64 hectares of land have been leveled, 300 Km long terraces as well as 1,700 meters of water diversion schemes put in place.

Likewise, the maintenance of the road linking Mendefera with Areza and building a new dam is underway in cooperation with the local inhabitants and those living, with Bidho Construction Company. Nationals inside the country and abroad have contributed 1.4 million Nakfa for the project.

Similarly, in Adi-Quala sub-zone, the main road linking the villages of Geza-Keren and Ad-Omar that used to be difficult for vehicles as well as the 20 Km long road linking Enda-Giorgis semi-urban center with Endaba-Russom has been maintained in cooperation with Popular Army.

Mr. Fiseha Gebrehiwot and Mr. Kelifa Berhanu indicated that the roads linking the villages that were damaged and have been denying the inhabitants access to social services and women in particular during pregnancy and delivery. However, to-date their problems have been alleviated, reports indicate.

Moreover, Mr. Berhane Woldeselasie, head of hocial services in Adi-Quala sub-zone, stated that the inhabitants have engaged in renovating damaged roads and building terraces and water diversion canals. More over, such activities have been conducted by the inhabitants in cooperation with the Popular Army.

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