Mai Nefhi

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Mai Nefhi (Tigrigna for "Water-Distend?") is both a location near Asmara, Eritrea and the dam after which it was named. The Mai Nefhi dam was completed in 1970, during the reign of Haile Selassie, and remains the main water source for Asmara.[1]

Abardae a town with a population of 3000 residents is located nearby. Eritrea Institute of Technology, the only technical college in the country is located 500m away from Abardae-Mai Nefhi.


  1. ^ Haile Selassie I (2 November 1970). "The Throne Speeches: 1970". Rastaites. Retrieved 15 June 2015. The Mai Nefhi Dam costing Ethiopian $10 million will be completed within the next few months to meet the water needs of the city of Asmara. 

Coordinates: 15°15′08″N 38°47′02″E / 15.2523°N 38.7838°E / 15.2523; 38.7838