Eritrean, Ethiopian Leaders Inaugurate Batu Dugda Irrigation Project
Addis Ababa, May 04, 2020 (FBC) – Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed along with Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki have inaugurated the Batu Dugda irrigation project in Oromia regional state today.
Chief Administrator of the regional state, Shemelis Abdissa and the former Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Dessalegn, attended the inauguration ceremony.
The Batu Dugda irrigation project currently has a capacity of developing 2,000 hectares of land with a potential to develop 15,000 hectares up on the completion of its expansion works.
The two leaders also visited a nursery site .
President Isaias Afwerki returned home in mid-morning hours today after a fruitful working visit to Ethiopia which was marked by extensive talks on enhancement of bilateral ties, regional issues of mutual importance & site visits to developmental projects in Oromia Regional State pic.twitter.com/DF3NZwTq0p
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