Access to potable water, sanitation improving in Ethiopia

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Addis Ababa, 17 June 2014 (WIC) - The Ethiopian Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy announced that access to clean drinking water and sanitation is being improved through the concerted efforts exerted over the past years.
The activities helped the government to raise clean water and sanitation coverage to 68.5 percent and 67 percent respectively.
Over the past five years, the country has been working for the improvement of access to drinking water and sanitation in rural and urban areas.  
Hygiene Coordinator with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health, Dagnew Tadesse said that more than 39,000 health extension workers deployed across the country are working to increase knowledge of households in handling liquid and solid waste.(ENA)

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