ETHIOPIA ADVISED TO ADOPT MODERN TECHNOLOGIES TO FULLY UTILIZE ITS WATER RESOURCES

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia needs to adopt modern water technologies so as to utilize its abundant water resources.

This was stated here Thursday by Israel's Ambassador to Ethiopia, Belaynesh Zevadia, at a workshop organized by the Israeli Embassy on the Water Technologies and Environmental Control (WATEC) Conference to be held in Tel Aviv in September this year.

The workshop also discussed the implementation of advanced Israeli technologies in handling natural water resources.

Israel does not have water resource like Ethiopia has but the country has been benefiting from every single drop of water using technological interventions, the ambassador said.

"We are therefore encouraging Israeli investors to come and invest in Ethiopia, especially in water technology and irrigation sectors as they bring their best experiences, she added.

The Water Quality and Monitoring Supervisor at the Israeli Water Authority, Guy Reshef, expressed the readiness of Israeli investors to share their experiences by investing in Ethiopia. If the government wants to introduce Israeli companies to come here to Ethiopia, there is a will and knowledge for Israeli companies to invest in Ethiopia, he noted.

The Special Adviser to the Ethiopian Minster of Water, Energy and Irrigation, Tesfaye Fichala, said there was a lot to learn from Israel which had effectively developed itsr water sector through advanced technology interventions.

The one-day long workshop was intended to familiarize Ethiopian investors and other stakeholders who are expected to attend the WATEC Conference be held from Sept 12 to 14.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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