Enterprise Bags 131m Br in Half Year

Jan 19 , 2019

The Ethiopian Toll Road Enterprise earned 131 million Br in revenue during the first half of the current fiscal year. The Enterprise earned the income from the four-year-old Addis Abeba-Adama Expressway, through which over four million cars have passed in the past six months. The firm also maintained four kilometres of guardrails and installed 460 road studs. The Enterprise is currently working to open up its second toll road, which runs from Dire Dawa to Dewelle, to traffic. It is also in the process of establishing a tariff for the 220Km road, setting up its branch office and installing electronic monitoring equipment.


Mobile Apps Streamline Container Handling

A Chinese private logistics company availed its multilingual mobile applications designed to streamline container handling processes for local businesses. Dubbed arl-shipping.com, the apps are available in Amharic, Oromo, Somali, and Tigrigna, with a competitive monthly fee. Company managements aim to tackle inefficiencies by scanning truck license plates, container IDs, and other details, reducing manual data entry and the potential for errors. Users can also record gate movements with times...


Private Investment Takes Flight in Aviation Industry

Local private operators received the green light last week to expand their services beyond charter flights, offering regular passenger and cargo options. This move by the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority is expected to boost the air transport sector, attracting private companies to invest in air travel services. The Authority is partnering with private investors to improve air transport infrastructure by building over 21 new airstrips and helipads in previously underserved areas. Officials...


Safaricom Ramps Up Network Expansion with Locally Made Poles

Safaricom Ethiopia has initiated a three-month procurement process to acquire a total of 68 poles from Woda Metal, the first telecom pole manufacturer in the country. The initial batch of 13 poles was delivered last week, marking a milestone as the first use of domestically produced poles in Ethiopia's telecom sector. Wim Vanhellputte, CEO of Safaricom Ethiopia, praised the high quality and affordability of Woda Metal's poles, which will be crucial for their network expansion goals. The co...