HQ ROADBLOCK

For months now, construction of Commercial Bank of Ethiopia’s (CBE) headquarters has claimed part of the two-way Ras Desta Damtew Street that runs between Ghion Hotel and Ambassador Theater.


HQ ROADBLOCK

For months now, construction of Commercial Bank of Ethiopia’s (CBE) headquarters has claimed part of the two-way Ras Desta Damtew Street that runs between Ghion Hotel and Ambassador Theater. In the later stages of its finishing, the headquarters will be the largest skyscraper when completed. Expected to cost the state commercial bank over five billion Birr, its headstone was laid in 2015 with the design-and-build deal awarded to the China State Construction & Engineering Corporation. At the moment, it has been a headache for vehicles passing by it.


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BLOOM-MELON

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THE CITY'S PULSE

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SOOTHING RIDES

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