Ethiopia set to commence 3rd phase PCDP program with over $ 209 mln

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Addis Ababa, 25 December 2013 (WIC) – Preparations are underway to begin the 3rd phase Pastoralist Community Development Project (PCDP) program with over 209 million US dollars next month, the Ministry of Federal Affairs said.
Ministry Public Relations Office Head, Abebe Worku, told WIC today that the third phase was launched following the successful implementation of the first and second phases.
The over 209 million US dollars project will be held in the pastoral community areas of Somali, Afar, Oromia and SNNP regional state, he indicated.
Out of the total fund, 110 US dollars was obtained from the World Bank, 85 million dollars from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), 13.2 dollars from beneficiary community and the balance from the government of Ethiopia, he said.
The project is expected to benefit 369, 161 pastoralists and semi-pastoralists in the aforementioned four regional states when it is completed, according to Abebe.
Pastoralist Community Development Project is part of the government’s plan to bring about equitable development across the country, it was learnt.

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