The Bahir Dar City administration has inaugurated a new water supply improvement project that will enable nearly 150,000 city residents to get access to clean water.
The Water and Energy Bureau of the region carried out the $16 million construction project funded by the government of Japan.
The project includes 9 well points with a total water storage capacity of 6.9 million liters as well as pump stations and pipelines.
President of the Amhara National Regional State Dr. Yilkal Kefale and Japan’s Ambassador ITO Takako jointly inaugurated the project on Thursday in a ceremony attended by Finance Minister Ahmed Shide.
The lake-side city, which serves as the capital city of the Amhara National Regional State, has close to 400, 000 residents, per the city admin data.
The newly opened water project, apart from increasing the water supply in the city, will help to prevent water-borne diseases, the Embassy of Japan says.
“Japan will continue to support Ethiopia’s development efforts through various Japanese Assistance Projects as well as through other modalities of assistance,” the embassy noted.