The Completion Ceremony for the Phase III of Addis Ababa Deep Well Water Supply Project
At 9 a.m. March 8 2015, the completion ceremony for the phases III of Addis Ababa Deep Well Water Supply Project (Akaki Water Source 2) was launched. The project started from November 19 2012, lasting 27 months in total. The project started from November 19 2012, lasting 27 months. It supplies over 80,000 m3of water each day, ensuring daily water usage for 630,000 people in Addis Ababa. The ceremony received high attention from local government in Ethiopia, the Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia, Group leaders and the press. The distinguished guests attending the ceremony are Mr. Hailemariam Desalgne, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Ms. Aster Mamo, Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Diriba Kuma, Mayor of Addis ; Mr. La Yifan , Chinese Ambassador in Ethiopia, Mr. Zhang Lin,Chinese Economic and Commercial Counselor, Mr. Gao Lei , General Manager of CGCOC Group, Ethiopia among 700 plus honorable guests from all walks of life.
Both Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalgne and Ambassador La Yifan delivered speeches to express appreciation for CGCOC Group’s strenuous efforts in and support for the livelihood projects in Ethiopia and hope for broader cooperation in Ethiopia’s construction and greater contribution in enhancing China-Ethiopia friendship. On behalf of CGCOC Group and its President, General manager Gao Lei extended congratulations on the completion of the project.
Soon afterwards, Mr. Prime Minister and Mr. Ambassador attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony and the unveiling ceremony for the project’s memorial brass plague.