Japan-funded projects inaugurated in SNNP State
Addis Ababa, April 30 (WIC) - Inauguration ceremonies for the project for establishing a water supply system in the Dara woreda, and the project for the construction of the Abore bridge in the Bensa woreda, both in Sidama zone, SNNP State, were held on Saturday 28 April, 2012.
According to a statement the Embassy of Japan sent to WIC today, the projects were funded by the Japanese Grant-in-aid Scheme for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP), amounting to a total of 224,717 US dollars.
Hiroyuki KISHINO, Ambassador of Japan to Ethiopia celebrated the completion of these two projects together with Million Mathewos, Administrator of Sidama zone, representatives of the Sidama zone, and members of the communities.
During the inauguration ceremonies, Ambassador KISHINO expressed his congratulations when handing over the water system and the bridge to the respective of the communities.
The Ambassador expressed his hope that the communities would make the most use of the newly built water system and bridge to improve their lives and thus enjoy great benefits.
He also emphasized, “It is important that these facilities should be maintained in good condition so that they would serve the local interests for a long time”.
This project has benefited 4,000 residents in the Kebado kebele. The Abore bridge in the Bensa woreda also benefited more than 40,000 residents
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