Addis Ababa September 16/2013 More than 10 million people have got access to safe water service during the previous Ethiopian budget year, the Ministry of Water and Energy said.
Public Relation and Communication Director with the Ministry Bizuneh Tolcha told ENA that the stated number of people benefited from the service following construction, expansion and renovation of over 25,000 safe water facilities at a cost of over 4.8 billion Birr.
The Director said the service has grown to 68 per cent from 58 per cent in 2004 E.C. budget year across the country.
Activities carried out in collaboration with development partners and NGOs as well as the public enabled to register encouraging results in this regard, he said.
He said activities are underway to increase the service to 98 per cent at the end of the Growth and Transformation Plan period.