Local Firm Steps into Continental Market

Jan 19 , 2019

The Ethiopian Construction Design & Supervision Works Corporation has consulted on two African countries’ construction projects for an estimated fee of two million dollars. The corporation conducted a feasibility study of Rufuji Hydropower Project for the government of Tanzania. The dam has a capacity of generating 2,100MW of electricity, and the report was commissioned for 1.1 million dollars. The Corporation also participated in road construction and consulting of two irrigation projects in Nigeria. The projects, one covering 5,000ha and the other 32,000ha, enabled the Corporation to earn 687,000 dollars. In addition, the firm also constructed a 380Km road project for 226,000 dollars. In the current fiscal year, the Corporation, founded by a trio of government enterprises, has planned to participate in 387 projects and to collect 1.1 billion Br.



They say, "Where there is traffic, there is business." It reflects the colour of Addis Abeba roads and roundabouts. Around Bole, commonly known as the Ring Road, vendors serve tea and snacks underneath a bridge. Owing to these selling methods allow pedestrians and drivers to get the service they need while walking and driving. Despite that, such practice has become a frequent encounter in the heart of the city streets. The most common purpose of a ring road is to reduce traffic volumes in the ur...



Pedestrian walkways around Addis Abeba are growing smaller by the day, competing to gain a foothold in the public spaces. The city, which prides itself as Africa's political and diplomatic capital, becomes a showcase of contrast. Beauty and affluence wrestle destitution and poverty to claim space. Vendors have displayed their second-hand outfits, shoes and luggage for sale on a roundabout in front of the Ministry of Education, up at the Arat Kilo area...



Retired city buses were once converted to bakery outlets retailing bread supplied by ‘Sheger Bakery' during their twilight zone. The city administration had used Anbessa City buses as its retail shops before formal outlets replaced them. Sheger Bakery, touted as the largest bakery and flour factory with the potential of baking two million loaves of bread daily, was to cater for millions of people in Addis Abeba with a subsidized bread supply but failed to live up to expectations. The old city...