Land Bank Corp, Architects Ink Deal for Landholding Dev't

Apr 12 , 2020

The Land Bank & Development Corporation has signed an agreement with the Association of Ethiopian Architects to work in partnership for landholding development. The agreement was signed during a virtual meeting between Lensa Mekonnen, CEO of the Land Bank & Development Corporation, and Amanuel Teshome, president of the Association of Ethiopian Architects. The agreement will enable the two parties to co-assess and make baseline analyses of Addis Abeba city development-related plans, designs and strategies. The deal will also enable the duo to conduct international baseline analyses for the development of federal government district offices, including analyses of the re-location of government offices. The two parties will also co-design federal government offices and host workshops on topics pertinent to landholding development in strategically selected city administrations across regional states.



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