Ethiopia, Korean Agency Sign Irrigation Dev’t deal worth $94mln

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia and Korea Rural Community Cooperation (KRCC) have signed today a 94 Million US Dollars worth groundwater irrigation project.

Dr. Yun Ong Kun, who signed the agreement on behalf of KRCC, said the project will have a significant role in enhancing bilateral cooperation between Ethiopia and Korea.

The irrigation project to be implemented in Adabecho district in Oromia Region will have a capacity of developing 5,000 ha of land and benefiting 20,000 households, according to Dr. Seleshi, minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy.

Dr. Seleshi also said the project will be jointly financed by Ethiopian and Korean governments.

Survey and design works will be conducted within twelve months for the construction project expected to be completed within a year.

The project included 42 deep groundwater wells and revitalization of other wells excavated previously in the site.