The Central region conducted annual activity assessment meeting and on charted out development programs of 2019 on 3 and 4 January.
Asmara, 06 January 2019- The Central region conducted annual activity assessment meeting and on charted out development programs of 2019 on 3 and 4 January.
According to the reports presented in 2018 over 15 km of asphalt roads were renovated, 12 km dirt road linking Belza with Bietgergis was renovated and bridges were constructed, and in 2019 roads linking Godaif-Sembel, Vilaggio-Adi-Sogdo as well as Hazhaz-Mihram Chira will be renovated with asphalt.
Regarding health service, 97% of children in the region have been vaccinated, successful Measles and Rubella vaccination program has been implemented and the number of pregnant women delivering at health facilities has increased.
According to report by the Ministry of Agriculture branch in the region, nine villages have allotted lands for construction of residential houses and two thousand of those beneficiaries were women. Families of martyrs and elders in 66 villages were also allotted over two thousand hectares of farm land.
Regarding alleviating potable water supply in Asmara, a chain of water reservoirs have been constructed on strategic hills of Asmara and already some have become operational and the ongoing activities of putting in place water pipelines will continue in 2019.
Speaking at the meeting the Governor of the Central region, Maj.Gen. Romodan Osman Awelyai indicated that elections of community magistrates will be one of the priority task in 2019 and land allotment for residential houses will continue.