Gidabo Dam and Irrigation Development project, which is 79 percent complete, will be completed by June 2016, Fana Broadcasting Corporate reports.
According to Frezgi Mehari, manager of the project, a total of 13,425 hectares of land will be developed once the project goes operational. The land lies in the states of Southern Nation, Nationalities and Peoples and Oromia.
Frezgi noted that the project would promote mutual economic as well as social ties between the two states. Around 79,000 farmers will be able to access safe drinking water, irrigation and fishing activities.