ReST launches 3-year water projects
Addis Ababa, July 4 (WIC) - Relief Society of Tigray (ReST) said it would construct water facilities at a cost of 1.7 billion birr in rural areas and small towns of Tigray State over the coming three years.
The projects were officially launched in the presence of the renowned Hollywood actors Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith here on Tuesday.
Director General of the Society, Teklewoini Assefa, on the occasion said the projects would be carried out in partnership with Charity Water Glimmer of Hope, an international NGO.
He said the project has already been launched in five areas of the state and popularizing the project is underway in USA with Will Smith and other people.
According to ENA, Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith on the occasion vowed to contribute their share for the realization of the project.
Charity Water founder and Director Scott Harisson said his organization would work closely with the Society for the implementation of the project.
Society Rural Water Service Department head Getachew Haile on his part said the Society has constructed 1,600 water wells and benefited more than 600,000 people over the past seven years.
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