Construction of micro-dam underway in Dabu

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Areza, 29 April 2014 – The construction of a micro-dam worth 13 million Nakfa is underway in Dabu village, Areza sub-zone, in collaboration with the Administration of Southern region and stakeholders.

Mr. Asmelash Yemane, in charge of the project’s follow-up, indicated that its implementation is aimed at meeting the local potable water supply demand both for humans and livestock, while it is expected to make significant impact as regards enriching underground water resources in the area.

Accordingly, a total of 8 villages would be beneficiaries of the facility, 80% of which implementation has been finalized, and around 70 hectares are expected to be put under cultivation upon full capacity of the micro-dam.

Mr. Asmelash further indicated that a day-and-night work is being witnessed at the project’s site so as to finalize its implementation before the onset of the rainy season.

Mr. Gebrehiwot Gebremedhin, community member, said that the project has created employment opportunities for 60 individuals, and expressed conviction that the facility would favor sustainability of potable water supply following finalization.