The Legedadi ground water project built at a cost of more than 1.5 billion birr earmarked by the government of Ethiopia was inaugurated on Saturday, The Daily Monitor reported.
The facility was inaugurated in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen and Mayor of Addis Ababa City Administration, Diriba Kuma.
The project which have a capacity to generate 40,000 cubic meters of water per day, addresses the potable water shortage of more than 324,000 residents in the eastern part of Addis Ababa, it was noted.
Mayor of Addis Ababa City Administration, Diriba Kuma, said the new facility would improve access to water in the capital, particularly in the northern and north-western parts of the city. Five deep water wells, including the Akaki groundwater phase 3A project are nearing completion will go operational next month, Diriba said.
Source: The Daily Monitor