News In Brief




AGRICULTURE

Office Distributes Half Million Improved Apple Seedlings

A little more than 500,000 improved apple seedlings are being distributed among farmers and institutions in Chencha Wereda, Gamogofa Zone of Southern Regional State. The seedlings are nurtured by cooperatives and graduates of different higher learning institutions, according to Befekadu Assefa, head of the Wereda agriculture development office.

Publication: The Ethiopian Herald, Wednesday, July 24, 2013.

Spice Dev’t Underway on 4,500ha Land

Spice development is underway on 4,500ha land in Hadya Zone, Southern Regional State. Close to 102,000ql output is expected to be harvested from the stated area of land. It said relevant training is offered to 10,400 farmers engaged in the spice development with a view to helping them become successful in their activity.

Publication: The Ethiopian Herald, Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

TOURISM

Park Secures 4.5m Br from Visitors

Northern Mountains National park secures 4.5 million Br from close to 15,000 visitors, office of the park said. Office Head, Maru Biadglign said that 1,890 of the visitors are Ethiopian. He said that the revenue is collected from entrance ticket, film recordings, vehicle entrance fee and tourists’ waiting lodges.

Publication: The Ethiopian Herald, Wednesday, July 24, 2013.

Zone Secures 83m Br from Tourism

A little more than 83 million Br income was secured from 1.3 million foreign and domestic tourists, who visited North Shoa Zone of Amhara Regional State during the just ended fiscal year. The number of tourists increased by more than 300,000 compared to that of same period in the previous year.

Publication: The Ethiopian Herald, Monday, July 22, 2013.

INVESTMENT

Town Licensed 156m Br Investment Projects

Debr Birhan Town licensed eight investors with capital of 156 million Br. The administration licensed two foreign and six domestic investors on the fiscal year, according to Getaneh Zike, mayor of the town. The investors received close to 10ha of land to effectively carry out their projects, Getaneh added. Investors are licensed for dairy farming, food processing, cement, textile, and house development industries. Getaneh noted that four of the investment projects have gone operational while the rest are still on preparation stages. The projects will have a capacity of more than 11,000 jobs when they go fully operational, he said.

Publication: The Ethiopian Herald, Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

REVENUE

Zone Collects 208m Br Revenue

Close to 208 million Br revenue was collected from different income titles in East Wollega Zone of Oromia Regional State during the just ended fiscal year, the zonal revenue office said. The office said the revenue was collected from 17 Weredas and municipalities in the zone. It said the revenue was collected from direct and indirect tax as well as municipality services. The amount surpasses by 51 million Br that of same time last year.

Publication: The Ethiopian Herald, Monday, July 22, 2013.

WATER

Gambella Constructs 200 Safe Water Facilities

Close to 200 safe water facilities constructed during the just ended fiscal year in Gambella State with 43.5 million Br have gone operational. The facilities include development of 196 springs and digging of water wells, according to Ayele Demena, Planning, monitoring and evaluation work process coordinator with the bureau. He said the facilities have benefited close to 40,000 residents and raised regional safe water service coverage to 89.5pc from 73.5pc. The Bureau is working to enable 73,000 people get access to similar service in the current fiscal year, the coordinator said.

Publication: The Ethiopian Herald, Monday, July 22, 2013.



Published on July 28, 2013 [ Vol 14 ,No 691]


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