November 9, 2020

Statement by H.E. Tesfai Ghebreselassie Minister...

Statement by H.E. Tesfai Ghebreselassie Minister of Land, Water and Environment, Eritrea at the Sanitation and Water for All

High – Level Ministerial Meeting for the Africa region
4 November 2020

Honorable Chairperson of SWA – Mr. Kevin Rudd,
Excellencies fellow ministers and
Representatives of Development Partners
Distinguished participants

I feel honored to represent my country Eritrea in this SWA High Ministerial virtual meeting. I congratulate the organizers of this event, which will be a medium for sharing experience on how the participating countries have been implementing the WASH program, and the way forward.
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To reiterate the obvious and commonly narrated adage, water is life, i.e. it is a fundamental resource for life sustenance. Due to the defining role that it plays in securing socio-economic development and overall human wellbeing, access to adequate and safe water, sanitation and hygiene services is basically a human rights issue. With this outlook, Eritrea is working with great commitment to ensure this right for its citizens and to realize the SDGs by 2030. The progress that Eritrea made in this regard is appreciable when compared to the awful condition that prevailed before its independence. Read more

October 14, 2020

Our Environment is Always Worthy of Attention

Our Environment is Always Worthy of Attention

by Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion | About two weeks ago, Tesfai Ghebreselassie, Eritrea’s Minister of Land, Water, and Environment delivered an address to the United Nations Summit on Biodiversity. During his statement, which was delivered through a prerecorded video message, Minister Tesfai touched upon a number of important issues, including how the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic and the destruction of biodiversity are intricately related, the growing challenge of the global climate crisis, and the need for closer cooperation between developed and developing countries in addressing numerous environmental challenges. In addition, toward the end of his address, he stated: “In conclusion, I would like to draw the attention of this important gathering to the precarious condition of an abandoned oil tanker moored in the Red Sea waters near the Yemeni port of Al Hudaydha. Eritrea calls for a united stand to urge the concerned Yemeni political forces to cooperate in the safe unloading of the tanker, in order to preclude marine ecological catastrophe and socioeconomic damage that could result by spill dispersion of over one million barrels of crude oil from the tanker into the waters of southern Red Sea.” This issue is of fundamental significance to Eritrea for several reasons and should be put into proper context. Read more

August 13, 2020

Popular campaign to redress the environment

Popular campaign to redress the environment

Asmara, 13 August 2020- The residents of Arbaete Asmara, Central region, have conducted community based popular campaign with a view to redress the environment. At the popular campaign in which over one thousand people took part five thousand tree seedlings were planted and six thousand hectares of terraces was constructed.

According to village administrators and development committees, the residents have demonstrated commendable participation in the popular campaign and called for reinforced participation in the future similar programs. The administrator of the sub-zone, Ms. Alganesh Tiku also commended the participation of the residents.

June 5, 2020

Call for water, soil and environmental...

Call for water, soil and environmental conservation

Asmara, 05 June 2020- The Ministry of Land, Water and Environment called for reinforced water, soil and environmental conservation. The call was made in connection with 5 June World Environment Day. The World Environment Day is being observed for the 47th time under the theme “Conservation and Development of Bio-Diversity” at a time of corona virus pandemic that is taking hundreds of thousands of lives throughout the world. Read more

November 28, 2011

Switzerland Contributes EUR 17 Million...

VIENNA, 28 November (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) – Switzerland has approved a contribution of CHF 21,316,000 (some EUR 17 million) for UNIDO’s Green Industry initiative, specifically for activities in developing Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production. Read more

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