Jigjiga Bypass Asphalt Road Construction Launches

Jun 12 , 2021

A local constructor started the construction of the Jigjiga-Bypass asphalt concrete road in the Somali Regional State. The launching ceremony of the construction of road, which will be seven kilometres long and 30m wide, took place on June 9, 2021, in the presence of the President of Somali Region State, Mustafa Mohammed Omar. Aiming to ease the road traffic in the city and contribute to the progress of the city, the government allocated a budget of 672 million Br and awarded the works to a local contractor, Yirgalem Construction, while consulting will be handled by another domestic company, ELDA Engineering. The contractor is expected to build pedestrian walkways, a bicycle lane, a greenery area, water pipes, and a 90m long bridge. The project is expected to be completed in 18 months.


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...