Water, soil Conservation said successful

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Water and soil Conservation activities were undertaken -on over 3.4 million hectares across the country-, the Ministry of Agriculture said. Ministry Public Relations Head, Tarekegn Tsige, said that 400,000 people were involved in the conservation activity which is estimated at 6.8 billion birr. According to him, 1.3 million hectares of depleted land was also enclosed from human and animal intervention. The head said 3.2 billion tress seedlings were also transplanted in the 2004 Ethiopian Calendar (E.C.) alone.
(The Ethiopian Herald)