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HEALTH

UAE Donates 26 Bajaj Ambulances

 

Some 26 special emergency Bajaj ambulances have been donated by the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the Ministry of Health (MoH), worth 2,000 dollars, on Monday, December 26, 2011. There is a plan to receive 310 emergency automobiles out of 800, which have already been purchased, and 50 have already been distributed, according to Abraham Endeshaw (PhD), the ministry’s medical director.  

 

  Publication

 The Ethiopian Herald, December 27, 2011.

 

AGRICULTURE

North Shoa Set to Harvest 14m Ql

 

Over 14 million quintals is expected to be harvested from an area of 497,175ht in North Shoa Zone, Amhara Regional State, according to the zone’s agriculture department. This amount is expected to be harvested from an area covered by legumes, cereals, and oilseeds on over 362,000ht of land, during this Ethiopian year, according to Simegn Haile, department crop development and protection expert.

 

  Publication

 The Ethiopian Herald, December 27, 2011.

 
 

Kembata Tembaro Set to Harvest One Million Quintals of Ginger

 

Ginger amounting to one million quintals is to be harvested from four ginger-producing zones on 7,400ht of land in Kembata Tembaro Zone, Southern Regional State, exceeding by 1,000ql that of the same period last year, according to the zone’s agricultural and development bureau. The price of a quintal of ginger has escalated to 600 Br, but more than 11,000 farmers are focusing on producing ginger, according to Arega Eshete, agricultural extension supervision head.

 

  Publication

 Addis Zemen, December 29, 2011.

 
 

CONSTRUCTION

Sodo Gets 405 Condos at 60m Br

 

Some 405 condominium houses constructed at a cost of over 60 million Br in Sodo Town, Southern Regional State, were transferred to beneficiaries, while creating jobs for over 10,000 individuals, according to Tesfaye Osha, the town’s housing development project office manager.

 

  Publication

 The Ethiopian Herald, December 28, 2011.

 

FINANCING

Tigray Pours 23.8m Br into Renaissance Dam Coffers

 

Some 23.8 million Br has been collected for the construction of the Renaissance Dam from different zones in Tigray Regional State, according to the construction steering committee of the dam. The money was collected from government officials, businesses, nongovernmental organisations (NGO) employees, and farmers. There is a plan to collect over 392 million Br in the coming three years, according to Yonas Kidane, chair of the committee.

 

  Publication

 Addis Zemen, December 29, 2011.

 
 

N. Gondar Families to Benefit from 130m-Br Safety Net Plan

 

Over 130 million Br has been allocated to benefit over 117,000 households in implementing a safety net programme in North Gondar Zone, Amhara Regional State, in the current Ethiopian fiscal year, according to the zone’s disaster prevention & Food Security Office. There is a plan to provide over 50 million Br in loans to family heads to enable them to engage in activities like animal fattening, environmental protection, small-scale irrigation, and small businesses, according to Adane Alemseged, office head.

 

  Publication

 The Ethiopian Herald, December 27, 2011.

 
 

 

Loan of 24m Br Signed for Addis Abeba Women, Children, Youth

 

A loan agreement of over 24 million Br was signed between the Addis Abeba Woman, Child, & Youth Association Bureau and small-scale enterprises that work on education, health, security, and cobblestone projects, according to the office. Various activities and projects that work in the areas of supporting children, woman, and youth have been conducted for the past three years, according to Bezunesh Meseret, office head.

 

  Publication

 Addis Lesan, December 28, 2011.

 

INVESTMENT

Dila Licenses 134m Br in Investments

 

Investment projects, like service rendering facilities and industrial development projects, with an aggregate capital of 134 million Br, were licensed in Dila Town, Southern Regional State, in the last five months. Projects under construction have created jobs for 700 individuals, according to Birhanu Ephrame, mayor of Dila Town.

 

  Publication

 The Ethiopian Herald, December 28, 2011.

 

RECREATION

SC to Build Recreation Centre at 96.5m Br

 

True Way Capital Services SC is to build a park and a family recreation centre on a 4,400km plot of land around CMC area, at a cost of 96.5 million Br, according to the company. Some 50 million Br has been collected from the sale of shares. The company envisions collecting 38pc profit, annually, from the centre, according to Bekele Eshete, general director of the board.

 

  Publication

 Reporter, December 16, 2011.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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