From: Berhane Habtemariam (Berhane.Habtemariam@gmx.de)
Date: Tue Nov 25 2008 - 08:39:43 EST
President Isaias inspects progress of development projects in Gash Barka region
Nov 24, 2008, 16:40
Barentu, 24 November 2008 - President Isaias Afwerki yesterday conducted an inspection tour of the Gerset, Fanko Rawi and Fanko Tsumu'e dams in Gash Barka region and the activities underway to cultivate the farmlands below the dams.
In the course of the visit to the Gerset Dam, the President inspected the installation of water pipelines in the agricultural land ready for cultivation, the tomato plantation through drip irrigation and the experimental cotton plantation which is bearing encouraging output. He received briefings by experts on the task being undertaken.
Following discussion with experts on ways of facilitating the task in Gerset Dam and the leveling of additional land plots below it, President Isaias exchanged views on programs that closely focus on conserving greater amount of water.
During the inspection tour of the Fanco Rawi dam which is under construction through Segen Construction Company, he received briefings by experts on the leveling process of the dam. The President stressed the need for giving due attention to the leveling task of the dam, as it is decisive for holding additional water and preventing downpours.
Also in the course of his visit to the Fanco Tsumu'e Dam, President Isaias inspected the infrastructure already put in place and the already installed big water pumping motors, as well as the holding capacity of the water tanker and the water pipelines.
Moreover, he visited the fruits and vegetables farming under cultivation through the Gash-Setit Agro Industry and held discussion with the managers of the industry. President Isaias also observed crop harvesting activities underway in the Haj Arebi plains through machineries.
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