Addis Ababa City Administration has commenced with the construction of Adwa Centre, which commemorates the victory at Adwa, on land repossessed from MIDROC Investment Group. The Centre, which is expected to be completed within two years, will have a museum and a meeting hall that accommodates 2,000 people. It will also have three rooms that can accommodate 400 people, cinema halls, a library, a gymnasium, green areas, a cafeteria, restaurants and parking space. The Chinese construction firm, Jiangsu International Economic & Technical Cooperation Group, will undertake the construction with the budget allocated by the City Administration. The Battle of Adwa was fought on March 1, 1896, near the town of Adwa in Tigray Regional State. Led by Emperor Menelik II, the Ethiopian forces defeated the Italian army.