UNHCR Welcomes Asylum Process Reforms in Greece, but More Needs to Be Done
[UNHCR]Geneva -The UN refugee agency on Friday commended Greece for reforming its asylum process during tough economic and political times for the southern European nation, but noted that more needed to be done.
New UNHCR Report Warns Against Returning Asylum-Seekers to Greece
[UNHCR]This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 30 January 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Newly Constructed Micro Dam in Shimanigus Tahtai Inaugurated
[Shabait]Seregeqa -A new micro dam in Shimanigus Tahtai, Seregeqa sub-zone, constructed at 13 million Nakfa has been inaugurated. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Mr. Zerit Tewoldeberhan, Managing head in the Central region, said that the facility was put in place in line with the Government's policy of making available social services in remote areas.
Savings and Loan Agency in Southern Region Extends Over 160 Million Nakfa to Over 21 Thousand Customers in 2014
[Shabait]Asmara -The Savings and Loan Agency in the Southern region has extended over 160 million Nakfa to over 21 thousand customers in 2014.
Inhabitants of Tala Express Readiness to Enhance Role Towards Realization of Development Schemes
[Shabait]Dubarwa -The inhabitants of Tala area, Dubarwa sub-zone, have expressed readiness to enhance role in the realization of national development schemes through extending financial and labor support.
NUEW Branch Members in Bologna and Environs Assert Readiness to Step Up Participation in National Development Endeavors
[Shabait]Asmara -Members of the National Union of Eritrean Women's branch in the Italian city of Bologna and its environs have asserted readiness to step up participation in national development endeavors. They made the pledge in connection with the 35th founding anniversary of the NUEW.
Aretai Inhabitants Express Satisfaction With Potable Water Supply Facility
[Shabait]Habero -The inhabitants of Aretai Administrative area, Habero sub-zone, have expressed satisfaction with the potable water supply facility made available.
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Minister Calls for Judicious Utilization of Land Resources
[Shabait]Barentu -The Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Arefaine Berhe, has called for judicious utilization of land resources that takes into account future generations. He made the call at a meeting in Baretu city regarding the development of agriculture and land resources.
Health Ministry's Branch in Anseba Region to Give Priority Attention to Remote Areas
[Shabait]Keren -Dr. Kesetebirhan Solomon, head of the Health Ministry's branch in Anseba region, said that the branch office would be given priority attention to the task of expanding health service in remote areas this year. He made the disclosure at a meeting in Keren in which Ms. Amina Nur-Husien, Minister of Health took part. He further pointed out that as part of the endeavors made towards expanding health services, new health stations were put in place in 2014 in the Administrative areas of Amalait and Tahira. Dr. K
Encouraging Accomplishments Registered in Habero Sub-Zone in Expanding Social Service Facilities and Economic Development Undertakings
[Shabait]Habero -Reports indicated that encouraging accomplishments have been registered in Habero sub-zone as regards expanding social service facilities and economic development underlings.
Central Region - Micro Credit and Savings Program Branch Striving to Improve Beneficiaries' Livelihood
[Shabait]Asmara -The Micro Credit and Savings Program branch in the Central region indicated that over 48 million Nakfa has been distributed in 2014 with a view to improving the beneficiaries' livelihood and that satisfactory outcome has been registered thereof.
Athlete Teklemariam Ranks First in International Cross Country Competition
[Shabait]Asmara -Eritrean athlete Teklemariam Medhin yesterday ranked 1st in International Cross Country Competition that took place in Elgoibar, Spain. It is for the third time that the athlete scored such impressive successes this month. He registered the first success in San-Sebastian, the second in Seville and the latest in Elgoybar-all in Spain.
Anseba Regional Assembly Holds 17th Regular Meeting
[Shabait]Keren -The Assembly of Anseba region held its 17th regular meeting on January 22 in Keren. In the course of the meeting in which executive members of the region took part, accomplishment reports were presented indicating that development programs implemented in 2014 have borne encouraging outcome as regards improving community livelihood.
Additional Health Institutions to Be Put in Place in Gash-Barka Region, Says Health Minister
[Shabait]Barentu -Ms. Amina Nur-Husein, Minister of Health, said that additional health institutions would be put in place in different Administrative areas of Gash-Barka region in line with the endeavors being made towards the finalization of health institution programs launched previously.
Mendefera Associate Nurse Boarding School Graduates 101 Students With Certificate
[Shabait]Mendefera -A total of 101 students who are members of the 24th and 25th round National Service, have graduated with Certificate from Mendefera Associate Nurse Boarding School upon completing 18-months training course.
Aretai Witnessing Progress Thanks to Substantial Investment
[Shabait]Habero -The inhabitants of Aretai area, Habero sub-zone, indicated that the area is witnessing progress thanks to the substantial investment made by the people and Government regarding social service and trade activities.
Assembly of Southern Region Conducts 14th Regular Meeting
[Shabait]Mendefera -The Assembly of the Southern region has conducted its 14th regular meeting in Mendefera city. Speaking at the meeting in which members of the regional Assembly, heads of departments, Administrators of sub-zones and heads of line ministries took part, Mr. Woldai Gebre, Chairman of the Assembly, noted the significance of assessing accomplished programs for more gratifying outcome.
Potable Water Supply Facilities Put in Place in Quazen and Adengoda Villages
[Shabait]Serejeka -Potable water supply facilities have been put in place in the villages of Quazen and Adengoda at a total expenditure of 4-million Nakfa. The water facility comprises 500-barrel water reservoir and nine distribution stations.
Anseba Region - Call Made for Stepped-Up Efforts Towards Expanding Irrigation Farming
[Shabait]Keren -The Administrator of Anseba region, Mr. Ali Mahmud, has called for exerting persistent effort to expand irrigation farming with a view to ensuring food security and improving community livelihood. He made the call at an annual assessment meeting of the regional Administration conducted in Keren city on January 21 and 22.