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Micro-dam under construction in Afentra area

Mr. Woldeyesus Tekie, head of economic development in Molqi sub-zone, indicated that a micro-dam is under construction in Afentra area at a total expenditure of 9 million Nakfa.

Molqi, 24 March 2015 – Mr. Woldeyesus Tekie, head of economic development in Molqi sub-zone, indicated that a micro-dam is under construction in Afentra area at a total expenditure of 9 million Nakfa.

He stated that the micro-dam is aimed at meeting water supply demand both for humans and livestock in the locality, besides being a potential for irrigation farming at small scale level beneath the facility.

Eng. Amamuel Gebregziabiher, member of the construction development department in Gash-Barka region, and Kidane Keleta, soil and water conservation expert in the sub-zone, explained that the dam has the potential of impounding about 150 thousand cubic meters of water. Moreover, they called on the local inhabitants to carry out soil and water conservation campaign around the micro-dam.   

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