Ethiopia Joins Renewable Energy Project

Aug 3 , 2019

Ethiopia has partnered with Sri-Lanka and China in the Trilateral South-South Cooperation that will focus on enhancing access to renewable energy at a cost of 2 million dollars. The project seeks to promote sustainable energy solutions by focusing on demonstrating the applicability of bio-gas and solar photovoltaic technologies for communities in Ethiopia and Sri Lanka. The cooperation, which is part of the global commitment to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), was announced in Addis Abeba on July 31, 2019. The Ministry of Commerce of China will finance the three-year project, with Ethiopia and Sri Lanka each getting one million.



A painting depicts traditional farming equipment at the Science Museum around the Arat Kilo area. Since the seizing of power by the current administration, large-scale architectural projects marked by grandeur have proliferated across the capital. The satellite city being built in the Yeka mountains, which is set to cost around 600 billion Br, according to the Prime Minister, is one such project yet to see the light of day. Some estimates put the plot size for the project at around 503hct despit...



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