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New pond being constructed in Debri village on the basis of popular undertaking

The inhabitants of Debri village, Logo-Anseba sub-zone, are constructing a pond on the basis of popular undertaking with a view to securing water for livestock and small-scale irrigation farms.

Asmara, 11 July 2013 – The inhabitants of Debri village, Logo-Anseba sub-zone, are constructing a pond on the basis of popular undertaking with a view to securing water for livestock and small-scale irrigation farms.

Among the inhabitants, Mr. Gebremichael Hidru, Ms. Asgedet Asrat and Mr. Eyob Teklemariam pointed out that a dam, which was built through collaboration between the government and the inhabitants, has ensured potable water supply for the inhabitants of Debri and Adi-Hans villages. They further indicated that they anticipate better agricultural activities in the area following the construction of the pond, the process of which has gained momentum.

Mr. Teklesenbet Mihretab, coordinator of the undertaking, disclosed that the pond is capable of accommodating 160,000 cubic meters of water, and that active participation is being witnessed on the part of the community and employees of Awet Construction Company.

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