Eritrea: Development Programs Implemented in Southern Red Sea Region Make Remarkable Impact in Improvement of Community Livelihood Says the Administration

Assab — The Administration of the Southern Red Sea region pointed out that development programs implemented in the the year 2013 have made significant impact regarding improvement of community livelihood. It made the statement at an assessment meeting, during which it was stated that potable water supply facilities have been put in place in Ra-Bukra and

Wade villages at a total expenditure of about 4 million Nakfa.

Reports presented during the meeting indicated that members of families of martyrs and needy nationals rehabilitated in livestock worth 6 million Nakfa have attained improvement of livelihood, while distribution of chicks vis-à-vis the conducting of seminars on poultry production is being pursued.

Accordingly, the extending of fishing nets on credit basis has given rise to betterment of output and that more than 1,100 tons of fish were supplied in 2013. Moreover commendable agricultural activities could be undertaken in connection with the higher level of rainfall registered, in addition to the renovation of the diversion canal in Kimira, the construction of 2 ponds and the rendering of veterinary service targeting internal and external parasites.

In addition, community sensitization activities in the region have borne encouraging outcome as being attested by the communities' focus on health institutions and environmental hygiene. A total of 4 new schools have also been put in place, while an 8% increase has been registered regarding school registrations.

Speaking at the meeting, Mr. Ali Mahmoud, Administrator of the region, said that the work plan of all government bodies for last year were fine-tuned to improvement of community livelihood, and that studies conducted in this regard have made valuable input in the implementation stage.

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