Authority Revives Delayed Road Project

Dec 28 , 2019

The Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA) kicked off the construction of Worabe-Bojeber asphalt concrete road on December 26, 2019. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Minister of Peace Muferiat Kamil, Minister of Transport Dagmawit Moges, Deputy Head of SNNP Regional State Ristu Yirdaw, State Minister for Transport Hiwot Mosisa and Director of the Ethiopian Roads Authority Habtamu Tegegne. Markan Trading Plc was awarded the construction contract for 795 million Br after the contract given for Yemane Girmay was terminated for underperformance. The road is expected to be completed within three years, and Stadia Engineering Works Consulting Plc will supervise the project. The road will have a length of 40.5Km and a width of 21.5m including the shoulder, although it will be 12m wide in kebelesand 10m in width in rural areas. Once the road becomes operational, it will connect the main road that stretches from Addis Abeba to Hosanna with Butajira rural roads.


Ethiopian Seafarers Contribute $50m Annually in Remittances

Ethiopian Maritime Authority disclosed 50 million dollars in annual remittances from seafarers deployed internationally. Abdulber Shemsu, the director general of the Authority, said Ethiopia's membership in the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), establishes global standards and guidelines for safe, secure, and environmentally sustainable shipping practices. With 176 member countries and three associate member countries, including Ethiopia, the IMO provides a framework for ensuring...


AfDB Launches $1.5m Initiative to Propel Agro-Industrial Parks

A 1.5 million dollar initiative for the development of three Agro-industrial parks was commenced last week. Financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the project includes feasibility studies, a master plan, and an environmental and social impact assessment. The Phase Two project, which includes capacity building for stakeholders, was initiated last week with an agreement between Semereta Sewasew, state minister for Finance and Gunther Beger, managing director of UNIDO. Semereta said...


Cabinet Approves Public Service Legislation

Council of Ministers has unanimously approved the legislation that aims to raise the competency and professionalism of public service in the country. The Federal Civil Servants Proclamation is pending ratification from Parliament. The decision was made during the 30th meeting of the Cabinet last week, which follows the ratification of the public service and administrative policy. Currently, the 176 federal agencies within 22 ministries, collectively employ around two million people. The polic...