News in Brief




ROAD

40Km Roads under Construction Through URRAP

Construction of two rural roads covering 40Km is underway in Lay Armaheho Wereda, North Gondar Zone of Amhara State with 40 million Br through the Universal Rural Road Access Project (URRAP). The roads interconnect six rural localities with main road. Upon going fully operational in the current Ethiopian year, the roads will benefit more than 30,000 residents, according to Solomon Nega, wereda rural roads office head.

Publication: The Ethiopian Herald, Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

Construction of 72Km Asphalt Road Well in Progress

Construction of the 72Km Buhait-Dilyibza asphalt road is well underway in North Gondar Zone of Amhara Regional State at a cost of one billion Birr.  The road will link Dilyibza town, which is the capital of Beyeda Wereda with Gonder town. Construction of the road has created more than 700 jobs and it will be finalised within four years as per the time table set earlier, according to Yohannes Tamiru project engineer.

Publication: The Ethiopian Herald, Monday, March 25, 2013.

Mettu-Bedele Gravel Road Upgrading Starts

The 112Km Mettu-Bedele gravel road upgrading to asphalt level was launched in Oromia Regional State at a cost of 1.3 billion Br. The road is being upgraded with the budget allocated by the Ethiopian government and the World Bank.

Publication: The Ethiopian Herald, Monday, March 25, 2013.

WATER

Dire Dawa Undertaking Safe Water, Sanitation Project

Construction of safe water and sanitation project is launched in Dire Dawa Town with 570 million Br. The project will curb prevailing safe water shortage in the town, according to Solomon Fiseha, town water and sewerage authority. The project includes the digging of 12 water wells and installation of water pipelines. Close to 500 million Br was secured from the World Bank while the town administration allocated 70 million Br for implementation of the project.

Publication: The Ethiopian Herald, Monday, March 25, 2013.

Water Project in Progress in Amhara Region

The construction of 980 safe water projects is underway in North Gonder Zone of Amhara Regional State with 46 million Br. The public contributed 1.2 million Br while the government provided 45 million Br for the construction of the project. Up on going fully operational in the coming June, the project is expected to benefit 300,000 people.

Publication: The Ethiopian Herald, Monday, March 25, 2013.

CONSTRUCTION

Forty Six Schools Go Operational

Forty six of the 50 secondary schools launched in South Regional State with close to 153 million Br have gone operational. The schools, which have already gone operational, have enrolled 22,000 additional students. The new schools are equipped with the necessary educational materials with over 87 million Br, according to Mohammed Ahmed, regional education bureau head.

Publication: The Ethiopian Herald, Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

Two Preparatory Schools under Construction

Construction of two preparatory schools is underway in Gujji Zone, Oromia State with close to 20 million Br. The schools being constructed in Girja and Anasora Weredas of the Zone have 16 classrooms, laboratories, workshops, libraries, assembly halls. The federal government allocated the budget for construction of the schools.

Publication: The Ethiopian Herald, Monday, March 25, 2013.

AGRICULTURE

Farmers Harvest Eight Million Quintals

Close to 190,000 farmers in East Hararge Zone of Oromia Regional State harvested eight million quintals of output from an area of 110,000ha developed through irrigation during the current fiscal year. The farmers made use of 280,000 cubic metres of composite and 23,840 artifical fertilisers, according to Gadisa Ejigu, zonal office deputy head.

Publication: The Ethiopian Herald, Monday, March 25, 2013.



Published on March 31, 2013 [ Vol 13 ,No 67]


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