Today on 1st November 2022, the Benishangul Gumuz, COWASH IV Steering Committee meeting held in Asossa involving representatives of the Bureau of Finance, Bureau of Water, Irrigation and Energy Resource Development, Bureau of Health, Bureau of women, Youth and Children, Bureau of Education, and members of the Embassy of Finland to Ethiopia. Representatives of the COWASH IV Federal Technical Assistance Team attended in an advisory capacity.

The Steering Committee held a wide-ranging discussion on the 2014 EFY performance report and the 2015 EFY Core Plan for the project in the region with particular reference to the need for scheme sustainability.

In 2015 EFY, 20 water facilities for communities and institutions, as well as 10 rehabilitation of water facilities and 3 institutional latrines will be constructed.

For the 2015 EFY, a total of 27.7 million Birr allocated from the regional and the Finland government for water supply, sanitation, hygiene investment, and capacity-building interventions.

Source, BGRS Water, Irrigation and Energy Resource Development Bureau