Ministry plans to support regional towns

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Addis Ababa, December 6 (WIC) - Urban Development and Construction Minister Mekuria Haile said the Ministry has set a new plan to assist regional towns in need of special support.

Speaking at a relevant discussion with pertinent officials drawn from regions here Wednesday, Mekuria said the plan is aimed at providing assistance to towns in Somali, Afar and Gambella States in the areas of capacity building and supervision, among others.

The support will help the towns undertake integrated activities in urban planning, land administration and construction industry sectors, Mekuria said.

The discussion will be closed today after approving regulation on providing support and signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for sister cities relationship. (ENA)