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Ethiopia’s Economic Growth To Slow Down Slightly

Published on: Tue, 2014-01-28 00:00

Growth in Africa’s non-oil and non-mineral-rich economies is forecast to moderate slightly from 4.7 per cent in 2013 to 4.6 per cent in 2014, mostly driven by strong expansion in services and agriculture in countries such as Ethiopia, reads the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2014 report released by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Capital reported.

City Contributes Over 335 mln. Birr To GRD Project

Published on: Mon, 2014-01-27 00:00

The Addis Ababa City Administration has announced that it has collected over 335 million birr for the realization of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project. The figure does not include the pledge and bond purchase by investors and huge firms, EH reported.

Ministry Endeavoring To Attain GTP In Energy Sector

Published on: Mon, 2014-01-27 00:00

The Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy said it is exerting maximum efforts to achieve the target set in the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) in the energy sector, WIC reported.

Gondar-Debark Road Opens For Traffic

Published on: Mon, 2014-01-27 00:00

The 100km Gondar-Debark asphalt road constructed in Amhara State at a cost of 863 million Birr opened for traffic, ERTA reported.

Ethiopia To Sell 100 MW Electric Power To Yemen

Published on: Mon, 2014-01-27 00:00

Negotiations that have been carried out between Ethiopia and Yemen on the issue of electric power purchase have been fruitful and it is expected that soon the two countries will sign an agreement, Diretube reported.

Leather Common Waste Disposal System To Be Constructed In Modjo

Published on: Sun, 2014-01-26 00:00

The Leather Industry Development Institute (LIDI) will start building a common waste disposal system in Modjo town, 71 km from Addis Abeba, for the 31 tanneries in Ethiopia.All of them are expected to move there within three years time or set up their own disposal systems, Fortune reported.

Busy Day For House As Three Crucial Laws Passed

Published on: Sat, 2014-01-25 00:00

House of Peoples' Representatives endorsed three important proclamation bills, namely the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), the African Union Non-Aggression and Common Defense Pact, and the Livestock Marketing law, The Reporter reported.

Weak Road Contractors To Be Banned From Future Projects

Published on: Sat, 2014-01-25 00:00

The Ministry of Transport revealed on Tuesday that the government is no longer willing to grant road construction projects to contractors who have demonstrated weak performance or caused delays, which regularly lead to the authorities incurring extra expenses, The Reporter reported.

Omo Kuraz Sugar Development Project Benefiting Pastoralists In The Area

Published on: Sat, 2014-01-25 00:00

The Omo Kuraz Sugar Development Project, which is underway in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples National Regional State, is one of the sugar development projects carried out by Sugar Corporation, WIC reported.

GE Plans To Establish An Assembly Plant In Ethiopia

Published on: Sat, 2014-01-25 00:00

The US-based manufacturing giant, General Electric (GE), is planning to establish a medical equipment assembly plant in Ethiopia, The Reported reported.


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