Land Corp. Aspires for $2b in Foreign Capital

Oct 22 , 2022

Executives of the federal Land Bank & Development Corporation (LBDC) aspire to lure foreign investment they estimate will reach two billion dollars. They plan to host a two-day investment forum dubbed "Invest Origins" at the end of January next year. They hope the platform will mobilise international capital to diversify investment opportunities in Ethiopia. Land Bank & Development Corporation is one of the 28 corporations under the Ethiopian Investment Holding Group, managed by Mamo Miheretu. The state-owned Corporation envisions placing Ethiopia among the five international investment destinations for property development. It has invited public and private sectors to join the partnership and attract high-calibre investments into the market. The Corporation anticipates making investment deals through joint ventures or partnerships. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Lensa Mekonnen, wants to see the forum attract foreign companies from the construction and information communication technology (ICT) sectors to Ethiopia. Baroque Interiors & Events, Mela Events, and Ethel Events & Communications jointly organise the forum to be held in the capital.


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