Dam in Sela’e Da’ero constructed at an expenditure of over 4 million Nakfa

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Gala-Nefhi, 18 March 2015 – A dam has been constructed in Sela’e Da’ero Gala-Nefhi sub-zone, at a total expenditure of 4.5 million Nakfa with a view to meeting demand for both potable water supply and irrigation farming.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Mr. Yemane Abai, Director General of Land and Agriculture in the Central region, pointed out that the Government is working on priority basis to make available social service facilities in remote areas. He called on the inhabitants to practice prudent utilization of the facility.

Likewise, Mr. Habte Gebremariam, Administrator of the sub-zone, stated that thanks to the implemented development programs over 90% of the local inhabitants have become beneficiaries of potable water supply.

Eng. Abraham Daniel, head of Agricultural Construction branch in the region, indicated that the dam would facilitate irrigation farming on 10 hectares, in addition to meeting water supply for humans and livestock.