Addis Abeba, May 29/2018 – The first modern water hyacinth harvester (Aquatic Weed Harvester Model H5-200) bought by the Global Coalition for Lake Tana Restoration (GCLTR) arrived Bahirdar Saturday afternoon. A large gathering of local residents and government officials have warmly welcomed the arrival. GCLTR is leading efforts to save Ethiopia’s largest lake from the aggressive water hyacinth currently threatening the existence of the lake.

The machine came with accessories and spare parts to ensure proper functioning without issues. According to a statement sent to Addis Standard by GCLTR, the total cost of the machine including its accessories and spare parts was $67,290 USD. “The purchase is mainly covered from the fundraising from Ethiopians living in Atlanta and Israel.”  >> More