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Northern Red Sea region: Programs being implemented with a view to improving inhabitants’ livelihood gaining momentum

The Administration of the Northern Red Sea region said that ongoing programs focusing on improvement of the inhabitants’ livelihood have gained momentum.

Massawa, 9 July 2013 – The Administration of the Northern Red Sea region said that ongoing programs focusing on improvement of the inhabitants’ livelihood have gained momentum. It made the remark at an assessment meeting in the port city of Massawa on the 4th and 5th of this month, during which it was stated that a number of potable water supply projects have been implemented at a total expenditure of more than 15 million Nakfa, while the construction of various underground water catchment spots in Gelalo sub-zone have been finalized.

Accordingly, gratifying accomplishments have been registered in the region regarding soil and water conservation and construction as well as renovation of dirt roads, besides the promising temperate fruit farms in Mo’o Administrative area and the reliable health services.

Reports indicate that a total of 254 schools ranging from kindergartens to High Schools are rendering service in the region, in addition to the launching of mobile schools targeting communities leading nomadic style of living.

Speaking at the meeting, the Administrator of the region, Ms. Tsigereda Woldegiorgis, disclosed that the Administration’s activities over the past 6 months have made positive impact, and that soil and water conservation ventures are expected to continue on priority basis in collaboration with communities.

The participants put forth views pertaining to several issues.

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