Ethiopia is to launch a new project in Adi Gala, which will enable it to export potable water to Djibouti. An agreement was signed to facilitate the export between Sufian Ahmed, Ethiopian Minister of Finance and Economic Development and Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh, Minister of Finance of Djibouti.
The project will be fully financed by the government of Djibouti according to the agreement signed between the two countries.
The deal outlines the implementation of the project according to which the construction of a pipeline to carry the water will be handled by Djibouti. It is expected that the construction of the project which will supply 100 thousand meter cubes of water every day will take a year and a half to complete. The discussion between the two countries included ensuring the safety of the pipeline after construction and other details about water usage to be revealed soon said to Haji Ibssa, Public Relation Head of MoFED.
Ethiopia expects this project to raise much needed foreign currency from the sale of potable water he said. The project is also expected to benefit Ethiopian towns on the border access clean and potable water said Haji.