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Construction of 170 water facilities underway

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Gondar, January 12, 2012 (Gondar) - The construction of 170 water facilities is underway in Alefa Woreda of North Gonder Zone of Amhara State at a cost of three million birr, woreda’s water resource office said.

Office representative, Taddesse Asimare told ENA that the facilities which are being constructed in 22 rural localities of the woreda, include the construction of 150 hand dug wells and spring development.

The facilities would benefit more than 66,000 local people when they go operational until the end of this Ethiopian budget year.

He said the woreda administration and NGOs operating in the woreda will be covering the cost of the facilities.

The facilities would increase the water coverage to 65 from 42 percent, he said.