Efforts in 2011 to implement development projects in Central region register encouraging outcome

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Asmara, 16 January 2012 - At an assessment meeting, the Administration of the Central region pointed out that efforts to implement development projects in 2011 besides helping to narrow the gap between rural and urban areas, have registered encouraging outcome.

It was further indicated that the program of expanding new water pipeline has been implemented and that a project to harvest water from fog has been introduced in the Eastern Escarpment so as to tackle shortage of potable water supply.

As regards the agriculture sector, drip irrigation was introduced in four villages covering a total of 95 hectares and that about 500 hectares along the banks of Mai-Bela were designated for animal feed. Likewise, more than 500 min-buses and buses are rending efficient service, and that campaign on the prevention of communicable diseases has borne fruitful outcome.

The participants of the meeting conducted extensive discussion and put forth constructive ideas.

In a speech he delivered at the meeting, the Administrator of the Central region, Mr. Kahsai Gebrehiwet, commended the collaboration of the concerned bodies in implementing the set development programs of last year. He further called for continuation of such cooperation in the new year.