KOICA Signs 2.8 Mn USD Dev’t Program with Amhara Region

Bahir Dar June 13/2018 Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Amhara Bureau of Agriculture signed a five-year integrated development program that will be implemented in 6 kebeles of the Regional State yesterday.

KOICA will undertake the integrated development program with a budget of 2.8 million USD.

KOICA Country Director Young ah Doh and Amhara Agriculture Bureau Deputy Head Aytenew Endashaw signed the agreement.

Chief Administrator of Amhara Region, Gedu Andargachew said during the signing ceremony that the regional government is engaged in improving the livelihood of farmers in the region by formulating the development experiences of different countries.

He said the agreement with KOICA will hopefully bring about the desired results as indicated in its objectives and may also be replicated in similar kebeles in the region.

Korea’s Ambassador to Ethiopia Hoon-min Lim said KOICA will support the country which is engaged in sustainable development.

“Beyond the Ethio-Korean development program, lots of lives are sacrificed in the relationship between Ethiopia and Korea,” the Ambassador said, adding that “Korea will make unstinted effort to share its experiences and support Ethiopia’s endeavor to become a middle income country.”

Amhara Bureau Deputy Head of Agriculture, Aytenew Endashaw, said the agreement will empower the regional bureau to design a viable rural development strategy and build the capacity of implementers at leadership level.