BELAYNEH KINDE GROUP INUAGUARED NEWLY ELECTRIC VEHICLE FACILITY IN ETHIOPIA

BELAYNEH KINDE GROUP INUAGUARED NEWLY ELECTRIC VEHICLE FACILITY IN ETHIOPIA

Belayneh Kinde Group has inaugurated a new electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Debre Birhan, Ethiopia, with an investment of 3 billion Birr. The state-of-the-art factory boasts an annual production capacity of over 1,000 electric vehicles. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Arega Kebede, President of the Amhara Regional State, alongside other senior regional government officials. This facility is set to create 1,000 jobs, providing significant employment opportunities in the region. Additionally, it aims to facilitate…

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HOW ETHIOPIA CITIZENS RAISED 19BILLION BIRR IN 13YEARS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF ABAY DAM

HOW ETHIOPIA CITIZENS RAISED 19BILLION BIRR IN 13YEARS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF ABAY DAM

Ethiopia Public raised over 19 billion Birr for the construction of Abay dam over the past 13 years, according to Coordination Office. The Office of National Council for the Coordination of Public Participation on the Construction of the Abay Dam launched Bond Week yesterday to augment contribution to the construction of the dam via bond sales, 8100 SMS, donation and others schemes. Yesterday, the Office, Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) and Ethiopian Development Bank (DBE)…

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HOW LACK OF INFRASTRUCTURE IS AFFECTING THE PEOPLE OF WESTERN OROMIA IN ETHIOPIA

HOW LACK OF INFRASTRUCTURE IS AFFECTING THE PEOPLE OF WESTERN OROMIA IN ETHIOPIA

In the heart of Western Oromia, a relentless battle has been unfolding for years, plunging the region into a maelstrom of chaos and uncertainty. The clash between government forces and rebel factions, including the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) and the non-state militia, Fano, from the neighboring Amhara region, has transformed the landscape into a battleground of ideologies and power. As bullets fly and tensions escalate, Western Oromia has been grappling with the harrowing aftermath, beset…

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ETHIOPIA & KENYA AGREED TO EXTEND INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERSHIP AT LAMU PORT

ETHIOPIA & KENYA AGREED TO EXTEND INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERSHIP AT LAMU PORT

Ethiopia and Kenya have agreed upon the extension of infrastructural and port development agreements’ implementation for the benefit of their people and economies, a Kenyan diplomat disclosed. Approached by The Ethiopian Herald, Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Political and Diplomatic Affairs Director General Moi Lemoshira said his country has extended the Lamu Port South Sudan – Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor Project. Ethiopia and Kenya have extended the agreement that allows Ethiopia to use the land…

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MoWE TARGET SUPPLY OF PORTABLE WATER FOR CITIZEN IN ETHIOPIA

MoWE TARGET SUPPLY OF PORTABLE WATER FOR CITIZEN IN ETHIOPIA

Combined efforts among stakeholders are required to achieve the Water for Life Plus Project which targets supplying potable water to 1.6 million citizens, the Ministry of Water and Energy (MoWE) said. MoWE Minister’s Senior Advisor Abera Endeshaw told the Ethiopian Press Agency (EPA) that the Water for life plus project was launched two years ago to help 1.6 million Ethiopians with access to clean water and energy. The project which aimed at improving the quality…

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HAROMAYA LAKE SHORE PROJECT TO KICK-OFF NEXTWEEK IN ETHIOPIA

HAROMAYA LAKE SHORE PROJECT TO KICK-OFF NEXTWEEK IN ETHIOPIA

Mayor of Maya City disclosed that the Haromaya lake shore development project construction will start next week; various development projects are being built in the city with an outlay of 400 million Birr. Maya city Mayor Ifra Wozir (PhD) told the Ethiopia Press Agency (EPA) that the lake shoreline development project will help develop the local tourism resource, capacity and infrastructure. He stated that there are 22 new and two existing projects planned to be…

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ETHIOPIA ENERGY MINISTER SAY IMPLEMENTATION OF USD523M WATER PROJECT ON COURSE

ETHIOPIA ENERGY MINISTER SAY IMPLEMENTATION OF USD523M WATER PROJECT ON COURSE

The Ministry of Water and Energy (MoWE) said it has been implementing a 523- million- USD project to improve access to water and sanitation services in 23 cities across the country. MoWE Sanitation Infrastructure Lead Executive Officer Nuredin Mohamed said that the ministry has been employing the Second Urban Water Supply and Sanitation project to increase access to basic water supply and sanitation services. The project also helps to improve operational efficiency of water and…

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ETHIOPIA AND SOUTH SUDAN TO EXPAND ITS INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS

ETHIOPIA AND SOUTH SUDAN TO EXPAND ITS INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS

Ethiopia and South Sudan have reiterated commitment to expand infrastructure that connect the two countries and accelerate regional integration. High government officials of the two countries have talked on the need to strengthening cooperation among Nile Basin member countries in a bid to utilize shared resources, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA). Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Demeke Mekonnen have met and discussed with the South Sudan President, SalvaKiir Mayardit and…

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GERD DILEMMA CONTINUE BETWEEN EGYPT AND ETHIOPIA AFTER LATEST TALKS

GERD DILEMMA CONTINUE BETWEEN EGYPT AND ETHIOPIA AFTER LATEST TALKS

Fourth filling of Ethiopia’s dam sparks new row with Egypt Ethiopia and Egypt are once again embroiled in a fierce diplomatic fight before the United Nations Security Council, as letters from both countries’ foreign affairs ministers show. The filling of the fourth stage of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) became the latest flashpoint for a strong exchange of words between the two nations. Egypt accuses Ethiopia of violating a trilateral agreement, while Ethiopia claims…

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HOW INSTALLATION OF THE ABBAY DAM IS SET TO HELP ETHIOPIA

HOW INSTALLATION OF THE ABBAY DAM IS SET TO HELP ETHIOPIA

The installation of Abbay Dam’s five turbines gives impetus to country’s economy and the region apart from flickering hope for millions of Ethiopians who do not have access to electricity, said water resource researchers. In an interview with Ethiopian Press Agency (EPA), the hydro-politics researcher, who is also the member of Abbay Dam negotiating team, Yacob Arsano (PhD) said that the five turbines that are being installed at the Abbay Dam have immense benefit to…

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ETHIOPIA COMPLETE FINAL PHASE OF RESERVOIR FILLING

ETHIOPIA COMPLETE FINAL PHASE OF RESERVOIR FILLING

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is set to double the country’s electricity generation and become Africa’s biggest dam. Egypt fiercely opposes the megaproject, arguing that it will reduce the flow of the Nile river. Ethiopia said on Sunday it had completed the fourth and final phase of filling a reservoir for its hydroelectric power plant on the Blue Nile river, prompting renewed outcry from Egypt, which has long opposed the megaproject. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance…

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GERD DAM: ETHIOPIA, EGYPT AND SUDAN BEGINS TALKS

GERD DAM: ETHIOPIA, EGYPT AND SUDAN BEGINS TALKS

Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan have resumed their negotiations over the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) today in Cairo. Ethiopia’s Ambassador to the US Seleshi Bekele, who is also the chief negotiator and advisor on transboundary rivers and GERD to the PM Office, is leading the Ethiopian negotiations team. “Necessary preparations have been made to conduct the negotiations in a way that respects Ethiopia’s benefits and future development rights,” the government communication said….

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ETHIOPIA GOVT. VISIT KENYA TO FAST-TRACK LAPSSET PROJECT

ETHIOPIA GOVT. VISIT KENYA TO FAST-TRACK LAPSSET PROJECT

A team from the Ethiopian government will visit Kenya to learn about Kenya’s transport and logistics sectors. The delegation, which will be led by Ethiopia’s Minister of Transport and Logistics Alemu Sime, will tour Lamu Port (LAPSSET corridor), Mombasa Port, Busia One Stop Border Post, Kisumu Port, and Inland Container Depot, among other places. Ethiopia is among the countries under the LAPSET corridor project that was commissioned in 2011, bringing on board South Sudan and…

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WORLD BANK APPROVED US$730M TO UPGRADE ADDIS-DJIBOUTI CORRIDOR PROJECT

WORLD BANK APPROVED US$730M TO UPGRADE ADDIS-DJIBOUTI CORRIDOR PROJECT

The World Bank has approved a $730 million project to upgrade the Addis Ababab-Djibouti corridor, a vital trade route and a lifeline for Ethiopia’s economy. The Regional Economic Corridors Project, endowed with a grant from IDA, aims to improve regional connectivity and logistics efficiency in Ethiopia along the key trade route connecting Ethiopia to the port of Djibouti. “Improved regional connectivity and trade are essential to unlocking Ethiopia’s economic potential,” said Finance Minister Ahmed Shide….

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CONSTRUCTION OF ZAREMA MAYDAY DAM TO RESUME IN ETHIOPIA

CONSTRUCTION OF ZAREMA MAYDAY DAM TO RESUME IN ETHIOPIA

The construction of the Zarema Mayday irrigation dam, which was interrupted during the two-year war in Ethiopia’s north, will resume next year, according to the Ministry of Irrigation and Lowland Areas. The dam was conceived to supply water to the Wolkayit sugar factory, one of 13 sugar factories the Ministry of Finance (MoF) is working to privatize. The factory, located 1,030 Km from Addis Ababa in Tigray Regional State, was prioritized due to its expected…

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ETHIOPIAN ADD CAIRO TO IT’s AIR CARGO NETWORK

ETHIOPIAN ADD CAIRO TO IT’s AIR CARGO NETWORK

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics, one of the business units within the Ethiopian Airlines Group, says it will begin freighter operations to Egypt’s capital Cairo starting next week. The operations would take the number of Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics destinations in Africa near to 24.  “Cairo to become 34th African freighter destination for Ethiopian Airlines as it starts weekly freighter flights as of July 4, 2023,” Ethiopian announced The airline currently covers more than 130 international…

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FRANCE AND ETHIOPIA SIGN DEAL TO REHABILITATE AND RE-EQUIPED ABALA HOSPITAL

FRANCE AND ETHIOPIA SIGN DEAL TO REHABILITATE AND RE-EQUIPED ABALA HOSPITAL

The Ministry of Health in Ethiopia and France signed an agreement to expand their collaboration in rehabilitating and re-equipping a hospital in the Afar region of Abala town. The French embassy in Addis Ababa also announced an additional commitment to support the rehabilitation of Adwa Hospital in Tigray. The MoU was signed by Health Minister Dr. Lia Tadesse and France’s ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union, Rémi Marechaux on Monday. The Ambassador has also…

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ETHIOPIA CHAMBER TO LAUNCH BUSINESS INCUBATOR START-UP FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS

ETHIOPIA CHAMBER TO LAUNCH BUSINESS INCUBATOR START-UP FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS

The Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations or Addis Chamber is set to launch a Business innovation center next week as part of its bid to support young entrepreneurs and startups in Ethiopia. The project – funded by the European Union – envisions strengthening the Ethiopian startups and SME incubation ecosystem, the Chamber said on Tuesday. The Business innovation center will focus on promoting and supporting entrepreneurship, particularly micro-small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs)…

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ETHIOPIA HEALTH MINISTER DISCUSS REHABILITATION OF DAMAGED INFRASTRUCTURE

ETHIOPIA HEALTH MINISTER DISCUSS REHABILITATION OF DAMAGED INFRASTRUCTURE

High level federal delegation from Ministry of Health led by minister Liya Tadesse (PhD) has arrived in Tigray, Mekelle, today to observe the status of severely damaged health infrastructures, provide needed health materials, and discuss rehabilitation issues with regional authorities. The minister is making her first trip since the peace agreement signed between the federal government and Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in Pretoria, South Africa in November last year. According to regional media Tigray…

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ETHIOPIA GOVT. START PLANS FOR NEW HOUSING SCHEME FOR PUBLIC SERVANTS

ETHIOPIA GOVT. START PLANS FOR NEW HOUSING SCHEME FOR PUBLIC SERVANTS

Plans are currently underway to start a new housing scheme for public servants in Addis Abeba, with homes available for as little as 14,285 birrs per square meter. The proposed rate is significantly less than the average cost of constructing an apartment, which is currently as high as 25,000birrsr a square meters. The Addis Ababa City Administration passed the new directive by establishing guidelines for the “formation and structure of cooperatives to develop a collective…

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