Construction of safe water, sanitation projects well in progress

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Addis Ababa, December 30, 2011 (Addis Ababa) - Construction of safe water and sanitation projects launched in 15 towns of four regional states with over 800 million Birr is well in progress, the Ministry of Water and Energy said.

Public Relations and Communication Director with the Ministry, Bezuneh Tolcha told ENA that the projects are underway in the stated number of towns in Amhara, Tigray, Oromia and South Ethiopia Peoples States.

Bezuneh said so far 20 per cent of the construction work on the projects has been completed.

A long-term loan will be provided to some 40,000 needy households with a view to enabling them have access to tap water, he said.