ETHIOPIA: Seven new factories to be built in Debre Berhan

Seven companies from different sectors of the nation’s economy are to construct manufacturing factories in Debre Berhan Industrial Area. The Mayor of Debre Birhan stated that the factories will help create jobs and welcome other manufacturing units into the region. The cornerstones for the different factories were laid down on the 24th day of April at […]

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ETHIOPIA: East African Bottling Share Company to set up a new plant

As part of plans to invest in Ethiopia, East African Bottling Share Company (EABSC) has started construction of a plant in Bahir DarDar, Amhara Regional State at a cost of US$21m. The plant will be construed on 30 hectares of land and is expected to be complete within 18 months and also to produce 15 million units […]

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ETHIOPIA: Massive road projects to be carried out

Three new roads are to be constructed in Ethiopia. The projects which will be funded by the government has been estimated to cost US$ 240m. The first project: the construction of the Sodo Tercha Asphalt Road will take place both in the rural and urban area. The road project which is to take 42 months […]

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ETHIOPIA: Roads to be constructed to link several housing units

Plans are set to construct roads to link 40/60 condominium. This agreement was reached by the Addis Ababa City Roads Authority (AACRA) in conjunction with four companies, 3 local and one international. They include: IFH Engineering, Melcon Construction, Hafcon Construction and Aser Construction. The roads will connect Kuye Fiche, Yeka Abado, Tulu Dimtu and Kilinto Housing projects. […]

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ETHIOPIA: Eleven public universities to be built

Plans to construct 11 new universities have been announced by the Ethiopian Ministry of Education. Through this, the country will experience an increase in enrolment capacity. Dr. Kaba Urgessa, the Education Minister stated that the new projects would be undertaken in the next growth and transformation plan named the GTP II, whose implementation starts next fiscal […]

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ETHIOPIA: Africa’s Largest Injectable Medicine Plant to be built by Julphar

Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries a.k.a. Julphar announced that it would build the Africa’s largest injectable medicine producing facility in Ethiopia with an investment outlay of USD 50 million. Julphar has found Ethiopia to be the hub of Africa and a center for many other international organizations. The industry started operations in Ethiopia in 2012 after building a pharmaceutical plant in Addis […]

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ETHIOPIA: Expansion of Ashegoda Wind Farm to add 40MW of power

Vergnet Group SA- a France-based  firm that deals with power generation from  wind,  solar  and  hybrid  sources is conducting a feasibility study in Tirgay Regional State for the expansion of the Ashegoda Wind Farm. Feasibility studies in the area commenced in October this year Ashegoda is considered to be one of the windiest places in Ethiopia and is one of […]

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Sidama huts in Ethiopia

Bamboo once played an important role in the rural economies of East Africa but indiscriminate clearing of natural bamboo forests have resulted in losing natural resources and many of the traditional building skills. The Sidama hut is a traditional split bamboo plaited roundhouse by people of Ethiopia. The dome, with its pointy top, is designed to […]

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Tales of Addis Ababa’s modernism

Addis Ababa would have been one of the most ruthlessly planned cities of the twentieth century if Le Corbusier’s sketch for the city had been realized. On the 19th of August 1936, Le Corbusier wrote to Mussolini to offer his technical services and to comment on the appropriate design for the new cities of Africa Orientale Italiana, the Italian […]

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ETHIOPIA: A group of firms design plan for health care facility in Amhara region

The Amhara Regional State, one of the largest region in Ethiopia  is located in the northwestern and north central part of the country with an estimated population of 14 million people. Although Ethiopia has a free universal primary health care policy, most rural dwellers have to walk for many kilometers to access these services. The […]

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