22 June 2014

Eritrea: Micro-Dam Under Construction in Geza-Kelati Administrative Area

Mendefera — A new micro-dam is under construction in Kelati administrative area, Molki sub-zone.

According to Mr. Goitom Semere, water and soil conservation expert, the micro-dam is believed to alleviate the existed water shortage in the area and would serve the administrative areas of Geza-Kelati, Chegebna, Dalik and Ad-Kelkel.

He further indicated that the local residents are diligently participating in the construction of the micro-dam, and that so far 400 meter cubic of terraces have been constructed.

The residents who are participating in the construction said that previously they have been forced to travel for three hours to fetch water for themselves and their animals, and that with the construction of the micro-dam their problem will be alleviated.

Mr. Zerai Berhane, Administrator of the Molki sub-zone, and Mr. Kiros Semere, Administrator of Geza-Kelalti administrative area, on their part explained that the micro-dam would have significant contribution in easing the water shortage for both human and animals in the area, and called on the residents to make judicious use of the water.

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