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MANUFACTURE BDL Group to Build Textiles, Garment Factory BDL Group, a Bangladesh-based company is going to build textiles and garment factory in Mekelle town, with over 765 million Birr. The…


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Mining Mining Contributes to County’s Transformation Ministry of Mines (MoM) announced that the mining sector in Ethiopia is greatly contributing to the transformation of the country from agriculture lead economy…


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Infrastructure Ethio-Djibouti Asphalt Road almost Complete The Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA) Announced 93pc completion of Ethio-Djibouti asphalt road. The project is fully financed by the Ethiopian government and constructed by…


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Investment Investment Commission Registers Projects worth 18.45b Br for 2013/14 The Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC) has announced that 226 investment projects have registered 18.45 billion Br in 2013/2014 fiscal year,…


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Meteorology NASA’s Project to Enhance Forecast, Use of Weather NASA Great Horn of Africa Project announced a capacity building work to enhance the weather forecast services and effective use of…


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Aviation Aviation Authority Claims Near Perfect Revenue Collection Performance The Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA) collects 148 million Br of revenue, two million short of its plan for 2013/14, from…


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Railway ERC Announces 73pc of City Railway Construction Completed The Ethiopian Railway Corporation (ERC) announced that 73pc of the city railway construction is completed and therefore will begin examination service…


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Aviation ET Chief Receives Leadership Award The Board of Directors awarded Tewolde Gebre-Mariam, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Ethiopian Airlines, for his exceptional leadership, dedication and hard work, according…


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Budget Oromia Approves 31.6b Br Budget The Oromia State Council approves over 31.6 billion Br budget for the current fiscal year on a meeting held in Adama. This amount exceeds…


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International partnerships US to open a trade liaison office in Addis Ababa US commerce secretary Penny Pritzker announced a plan to open a trade liaison office in Addis Ababa to…


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WATER Ministry to Execute over $2 bln. WASH The Ministry of Water, Irrigation & Energy (MoWIE) announced that it would execute water supply and sanitation software and hardware activities at…


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Human Capital Nation to Settle Strategy to Stop Inter-generational Poverty The Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs (MoLSA) announced that the nation has set to settle social protection policy implementation…


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AGRICULTURE State Aims to Harvest 177 Million Quintals of Grain The Agriculture Bureau of theOromiaRegionalStatesaid it has set a target to harvest 177 million quintals of grains during the current…


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REVENUE EnterpriseEnvisages to Earn 380m Br Revenue from Coffee Coffee Plantation Development Enterprise said it has envisaged to earn 380 million Br revenue from sale of coffee and other agricultural…


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CONSTRUCTION Zone Launches Construction, Renovation of Safe Water Facilities Construction and renovation of 1,768 safe water facilities was launched in South Wollo zone of Amhara Regional State with an outlay…


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EMPLOYMENT Oromia Creates 900,000 Jobs Close to 900,000 jobs were created in Oromia Regional State during the concluded budget year. While evaluating the 2012/13 performance report, Oromia Industry & Urban…


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