Khartoum - SUNA
President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al Bashir, is due to attend Tuesday at the Friendship Hall a ceremony for the signing of a contract for implementing the projects of Upper Atbara and Setet bridges, in the presence of ministers,
Walis (Governors) of states and officials of Gedarif and Kassala States
The Minister and Executive Director of the Dams Implementation Unit, Usama Abdalla, said that establishment of the two bridges are aimed to enhance the citizens' living conditions, settlement of the nomads and increasing the water quantity at Atbara River, providing water for irrigating New Halfa Agricultural Scheme and Upper Atbara Scheme which extends to 500,000 feddans and producing 135 megawatts of electricity power. He said that the cost of implementing the two dams is 868 million dollars.