Addis Inaugurates City-bus Expressway

Jun 27 , 2020

The Addis Abeba City Administration has inaugurated a mega city-bus expressway project for 5.9 billion Br. Stretching from Jemo II to General Wingate Square, the city-bus expressway covers 19.2Km and is expected to be completed in two years. The inauguration took place with the presence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and Addis Abeba City Administration Deputy Mayor Takele Uma. The City Administration is expected to cover 55pc of the required budget for the project, while the remaining will be financed through a loan from the French government. The Prime Minister stated that the project will decrease youth unemployment significantly and noted that transportation and roads are as crucial as housing.


Geda Special Economic Zone Receives Prospective Tenants

East African Holding and Ethio-Chicken have been shortlisted to invest in the Geda Special Economic Zone(GSEZ), located in the tri-state area shared by Mojo, Adama, and Shashemene cities within the Oromia Regional State. The two companies were selected from 120 investors who showed interest in acquiring space in one of the largest SEZs in Africa. Close to 404hct of land has already been developed in the expansive economic zone, out of a potential 24,000 hectares, with lease prices set between...


Standard Institute Revamps Fees, Board Restructuring

The Ethiopian Standards Institute (ESI) is set to introduce fees for standards sticker, establish a new governing board, and address collaboration with other regulatory bodies. The Institute plans to strengthen its financial standing by charging fees for standards and product certification services to support its operations and annual budget. A key change involves replacing the current Council of Standards with an 11-member Board of Directors. The Minister of Trade & Regional Integration...


Safaricom Ethiopia Rolls Out its Network to Tigray

With 125 self-built towers, Safaricom Ethiopia has launched its operations in the Tigray Regional State. Executives disclosed plans to invest in an additional 166 towers and expand their reach to the remaining towns. "This is the most exciting milestone in Tigray since the return of social services," said Getachew Reda, president of the Interim Regional State Administration. In July 2021, the consortium-backed telecom giant entered Ethiopia's market, historically dominated by state-owned E...