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Video: President Isaias’s Zoba Debub Tour and Town Hall Meeting
President Isaias holds discussion with community representatives of Southern region in Mendefera
Mendefera, October 2012 – President Isaias Afwerki today held discussion in Mendefera city with more than 600 community representatives of the Southern region, including civil servants, focusing on development programs in general and infrastructure, as well as social services in particular.
In briefings he gave on the occasion, the Presidents noted the need for strong organization of human resources in the region with a view to ensuring sustainable development, and called for prudent consumption of this year’s harvest, in addition to the reinforcement of popular undertakings targeting soil and water conservation.
The community representatives from 12 sub-zones of the region commended the President’s visit aimed at face-to-face discussion with the people, and called for paying close attention to the renovation of dirt roads in remote areas, rural electrification, reinforcement of health services, land use and putting an end to deforestation, besides the opening of Banks in Debarwa and Adi-quala urban centers.
Following the opinions aired out by the participants of the meeting, President Isaias made reference to the ongoing endeavors towards promoting equitable development across the nation.
In the course of the one-day visit, the President inspected crop plantations in the areas of Kudo-Felasi, Maedo, Sememo, Gaebien and Adi-quala, and held discussion with Mr. Mustafa Nur-Husein, the regional Administrator, as well as heads and experts from the Agriculture Ministry’s regional branch office. (Shabait)
State of Eritrea ሃገረ ኤርትራ Hagere Ertra دولة إرتريا
Anthem: Ertra, Ertra, Ertra Eritrea, Eritrea, Eritrea
Capital (and largest city) Asmara
15°20′N 38°55′E / 15.333°N 38.917°E / 15.333; 38.917
Official language(s) Tigrinya, Arabic, English Other languages Tigre, Saho, Bilen, Afar, Kunama, Nara, Hedareb,.
Ethnic groups 60% Tigrinya, 30% Tigre, 4% Afar, 3% Saho, 3% Kunama
Demonym Eritrean Government Provisional government
- President Isaias Afewerki
- From Italy November 1941
- From United Kingdom under UN Mandate 1951
- from Ethiopia de facto 24 May 1991
- From Ethiopia de jure 24 May 1993
- Total 117,600 km2 (100th)
45,405 sq mi - Water (%) 0.14%
- 2009 estimate 5,224,000 (109th)
- 2008 census 5,291,370
- Density 43.1/km2 (165th)
GDP (PPP) 2010 estimate
- Total $3.625 billion
- Per capita $681
GDP (nominal) 2010 estimate
- Total $2.117 billion
- Per capita $397
HDI (2007) steady 0.472 (low) (165th)
Currency Nakfa (ERN)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
- Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+3)
Drives on the right
ISO 3166 code ER
Internet TLD .er
Calling code 291
1 ,. National TV: Eritrea Television (ERI-TV)
Eritrea (play /ˌɛrɨˈtreɪ.ə/ or /ˌɛrɨˈtriːə/; Ge'ez: ኤርትራ ʾErtrā, Arabic: إرتريا Iritrīyā), officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in the Horn of Africa. The capital is Asmara. It is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast. The northeast and east of the country has an extensive coastline on the Red Sea, directly across from Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The Dahlak Archipelago and several of the Hanish Islands are part of Eritrea. Eritrea's size is approximately 117,600 km2 (45,406 sq mi) with an estimated population of 6 million...