2 January 2013

Eritrea: Administration of Gash-Barka Region Draws Up Action Programs for 2013

Barentu — The Administration of Gash-Barka region assessed programs as regards social service, infrastructure, agriculture and other development domains implemented last year and has charted out action programs for 2013.

The participants of the assessment meeting pointed out that commendable rain-fed farming activities were carried out in collaboration with farmers, administrations, agriculture experts and the Public Service Technique Center, thus giving rise to bountiful harvest in a majority of areas. Accordingly, 64 projects were implemented with a view to putting in place and renovating health as well as educational institutions, besides the construction of regional pesticide store, a community hospital and various potable water supply facilities.

The Administrator of the region, Mr. Mohammed Hamd, asserted that it would enhance integrated endeavors so as to attain higher development accomplishment, and gave briefings regarding the action programs for the year.

Likewise, the Commander of the Western Command, Maj. General Haile Samuel, said that the region is endowed with sizable resources for agriculture, and stressed the need for integrating the set programs with the new investment prospects. He further expressed the EDF members' readiness to play major role in national development programs.

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