Ethiopia

160 mln Birr potable water facilities under construction

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Goba, April 16, 2011 (Goba) - Some 160 million Birr worth potable water projects are under construction in Ginir Woreda of Bale Zone, Oromia State, the Zonal water and energy office said.

Office Head, Abdurahim Haji Hassen told ENA that the projects include development of 11 springs and installation of 120-km water pipelines, among others.

He said over 200,000 people will benefit from the projects scheduled to go fully operational in the coming year.

The project would enable the safe water service coverage of the woreda to 58 percent from the present 44 percent.

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