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Premier visits Afar Bentonite Mineral Mining & Production Factory

Addis Ababa, October 28, 2023 (FBC) – In the second tour of development initiatives in the Afar Region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited the Afar Bentonite Mineral Mining and Production Factory in Warseso woreda.

Bentonite is a natural mineral considered a “miracle mud” and “clay of a thousand uses,” with its application in the making of ceramics, paint and other uses.

Recall that the Prime Minister, alongside his delegation, has arrived in Afar region this morning to review development initiatives and to officially launch summer wheat production.

In Dubti Woreda, the community is getting prepared to cultivate summer wheat on 8,000 hectares of land.

It is indicated that the country is gearing up to cultivate over 3 million hectares of summer wheat this Ethiopian year.

Commonly known for pastoralism and prior sidelined in provision of agricultural inputs, the Afar region is now progressing greatly in national agricultural productivity of wheat, cotton, bananas and many other goods, according to the Office of the Prime Minister.

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