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AGRICULTURE

Wellega Farmers Earn 13.4m Br from Fattening, Apiaries

 

Over 13 million Br has been obtained from over 10,000 farmers engaged in animal fattening in Horoguduru Wellega Zone, Oromia Regional State, according to the Zone’s Animal Resources Development & Health Office. Some 220 farmers engaged in apiary development have also obtained 400,000 Br from the sale of honey, according to Bayissa Lemu, office head.

 

  Publication

 The Ethiopian Herald, January 24, 2012.

 

 

Nearly 200 Farmers Earn 1.7m Br from Corn

 

Over 190 farmers in Limmuseka Wereda, Imam Zone, Oromia Regional State, earned 1.7 million Br in income from the sale of 2,153ql of maize from select seeds in this Ethiopian short rainy season, according to the Wereda’s Agriculture Bureau. The farmers collected the stated amount of seeds from 100ht of land. Some 2,300 farmers have also received landholding certificates in the Wereda, according to Jebelu Abbafita, head of the Wereda’s Agriculture Office.

 

  Publication

 The Ethiopian Herald, January 24, 2012.

 

 

Awi Zone to Harvest 11m Quintals through Irrigation

 

Over 11 million quintals are expected to be harvested from 8,700ht of land developed through irrigation in Awi Zone, Amhara Regional State, this Ethiopian dry season, according to the Zone’s Agriculture Department. Some 150,000 farmers are being provided education to engage in spice and vegetable development as wells as grass pea, pea, barely, and wheat, according to Teshale Ayanalem, the Zone’s Agriculture Department Irrigation Development expert.

 

  Publication

 The Ethiopian Herald, January 24, 2012.

 
 

 

Less Than Half Expected Earned from Honey, Cattle, Tantalum

 

Some 1.1 billion dollars in income has been secured from the economic diplomacy of export-earning honey, cattle, and tantalum in the past six months of this fiscal year, 1.5 billion dollars less than the corporation projected, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA). There is a plan to collect 3.71 billion dollars by giving investment opportunities to 156 foreign investors and 60 foreign investments in manufacturing, education, health, and hotels in this Ethiopian fiscal year.    

 

  Publication

 Addis Zemen, January 24, 2012.

 

 

Sugar Industry to be sweetened with 75b Br Injection

 

Some 75 billion Br has been allocated for the enhancement of sugar production, the construction of 10 sugar factories, and sugarcane farming on 325,000ht of land, according to the Sugar Corporation. Completion of the 10 sugar factories will increase the production of sugar by 570,000tn, but the country’s sugar consumption will increase to 2.2 million tonnes and 181 million litres of ethanol per year, according to Shimels Kebede, deputy manger of the agency.

 

  Publication

 Mesenazeria, January 24, 2012.

 

EDUCATION

Borena Scoring 16 Schools

 

Some 16 schools are underway at a cost of 13 million Br in Borena Zone, Oromia Regional State, in this Ethiopian fiscal year, according to the Zone’s educational bureau. Completion of the schools will accommodate more than 3,200 students, increasing education access by 92pc in the zone, according to Jilo Zida, supervision expert of the schools.

 

  Publication

 Addis Zemen, January 24, 2012.

 
 

TOURISM

Simien Mountains NP’s Income Mounts Again

 

Over 2.3 million Br has been secured from more than 8,600 tourists who visited Semien Mountains National Park, Amhara Regional State, during the last six months of this Ethiopian fiscal year, exceeding by 19,000 Br that of the same period last year, according to the park office head. Out of the total visitors, about 8,000 were foreigners who also visited such sites in northern Ethiopia as the rock-hewn churches of Lalibella, Emperor Fasilides’s Castle, and the Axum obelisks, according to Sisay Mekuanint, head of the park office.

 

  Publication

 The Ethiopian Herald, January 21, 2012.

 

 

Adama Inaugurates Modern Adam Executive Hotel

 

A modern hotel commenced on 5,300sqm at a total cost of 92 million Br in Adama, 98km from the capital, was inaugurated on Monday, January 23, 2012. The hotel, which has 110 rooms, six conference halls, five bars and restaurants, swimming pools, and recreation centres will create jobs for 150 employees, according to Ketema Regassa, general manager of Adam Executive Hotel.

 

  Publication

 Addis Zemen, January 24, 2012.

 

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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