28 Jun 2017 - 15:24 by OOSKAnews CorrespondentKAMPALA, UgandaLast week’s summit of Nile Basin countries did not live up to its billing. All 10 heads of state that share the River Nile waters were invited and “had promised to attend in person”. Egypt and Ethiopia have a particularly fractious history around Nile water resources, not least because of Ethiopia’s contentious Grand Renaissance Dam. Egypt has expressed concern that the dam, situated on the Blue Nile near the Ethiopian-Sudanese border, will reduce the river’s flows and jeopardize water supply. “Two days to the summit, the (Observer’s) sources said, State House got official communication from some embassies, announcing that their presidents would not attend the summit, but would, instead, send representatives”.
June 28, 2017 19:30 UTC
Ethiopia is developing its investment in dairy production and export market to increase foreign currency earnings. Recently, The Ethiopian Herald has met experts in the sector to discuss on the overall trend in dairy production development, dairy market opportunity, and its significance for socio-economic benefits. This is mainly attributed to the increase of milk production, import of milk and milk products. Apart from increasing income, the demand is increasing for meat, milk and milk products and diverse products, particularly the young. On the other hand, the country has untapped dairy production potential for domestic and foreign markets.
Preparation has finalized to deploy over 10 million youth in summer voluntary work, Ministry of Youth and Sport said. The Summer voluntary work held for two months every year, has been contributing much to the ongoing development of the nation. Ministry Communication Head Nasir Leggesse told The Ethiopian Herald that 10.7 million youth will be engaged in various sectors based on their profession, skills, abilities and inclinations. Of the 10.7 million volunteers, 2,35 million will be deployed to the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' State. The 3.8 and 2.7 million volunteers will be sent to Oromia and Amhara States respectively.
Regarding the overall status of real estate development nationaly, Ayalenesh said, "Amhara State real estate developers have constructed 863 houses and handed over to benficeries,"In Tigrai State, five real estate developers are construcing houses. Gift Real Estate Plc Founder and Manager Gebreyes Igeta said the real estate sector has yet not developed as expected. The main reason, according to him, is associated with the fact that real estate development is a recent phenomenon in Ethiopia. According to Gebreyesus the real estate sector will flourish in the coming few years. The real estate sector is creating massive jobs for thousands of citizens.
Among these, a business network, which comprises 30 members and known as 'German- Ethiopia Business Network' is undertaking various activities in Ethiopia. Now, her Business Network has finalized preparation to commence business through its sister Network Association in Ethiopia. To this effect, he is making efforts to develop his business through creating joint venture business networks with the Hungarian investors. In this regard, the business demands a huge company and financial input which called for a joint business venture network. creating strong business and investment networks as well as joint business ventures between and among nations, companies, investors and business people is crucial.
June 28, 2017 15:00 UTC
Source: Xinhua| 2017-06-28 22:46:57|Editor: Mu XuequanVideo Player CloseADDIS ABABA, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Expansion work on Ethiopia's largest airport the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport is expected to be finished just in time for the 30th Ordinary Summit of the African Union in January 2018. Fully funded by China's Exim Bank, the 345-million-U.S.-dollar airport expansion project will increase its annual passenger handling capacity from the current 7 million to 22 million. The project lying on 74,000 square meters is being constructed by China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC). CCCC is also building an industrial park dedicated to producing construction materials 140 kms east of Addis Ababa and another one dedicated to textile and apparel sectors in Mekelle city, capital of Tigray regional state. "Once the airport expansion project completed, I expect Addis Ababa Bole international Airport to be one of the busiest if not the busiest international airport in Africa," he stated.
June 28, 2017 14:53 UTC
The Ethiopian government has requested for an extension of the 90-day amnesty for undocumented migrants to leave Saudi Arabia as the deadline expires on Wednesday. He added that the Ministry has requested for an extension from the Saudi authorities as it awaits a positive response. Ethiopia has one of the largest undocumented migrants in Saudi Arabia working as construction and domestic workers. Saudi Arabia announced in March the 90-day grace period for undocumented migrants to leave the country or face a prison sentence, fines and then deportation after serving the prison sentence. This follows a similar campaign launched in 2013 that saw more than 2.5 million undocumented migrants leave the country.
June 28, 2017 14:48 UTC
Ethiopia to Allow Private Railway Companies - ReportJune 28, 2017 - Draft law which aims at allowing private investors to engage in railway transportation service has been prepared, according to the Reporter. If passed by the law maker, the draft bill, dubbed Railway Transportation Administration, allows investors to use the national railway infrastructure. In other words, private companies are now allowed to give services on the already built railway infrastructures. According to the draft document, private companies that pass through the licensing process will be allowed to participate in the railway transportation services sector. It also defines the phrase “Railway Undertaking” as Railway undertaking means a government or a private institution which holds a relevant license and whose main function is to provide railway transport service to the public.
June 28, 2017 14:03 UTC
Arvind Envisol, subsidiary of Arvind Limited, will partner with the Ethiopian government in its drive for green industrialisation. Arvind Envisol has inked MoU with the government to implement the Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) technology for industrial parks in the country . The Ethiopian Investment Council (EIC) and Industrial Parks Development Corporation (IPDC) will also develop ten mega industrial parks in various parts of the country. ZLD ensures that the industrial parks use the minimum amount of ground water and has a zero liquid discharge outside the park. A study on environmental sustainability in Ethopia's textile and garment sector will be undertaken by the government of Ethiopia and Arvind.
June 28, 2017 12:33 UTC
Communications Minister Negeri Lencho told the BBC that the government has asked for the amnesty to be extended. Ethiopians have been employed in Saudi Arabia in building and domestic work. Mr Negeri said that the government was expecting "a positive response" from the Saudi authorities for its request to extend the amnesty. In 2013 a similar amnesty was announced, however any illegal migrant who did not leave Saudi Arabia had to face punishment by way of fines, prison or being deported. Minister Negeri added that a taskforce and money has been set aside to receive and resettle the Ethiopian returnees.
June 28, 2017 12:18 UTC
The sole multi-modal service operator in the nation, the Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Services Enterprise said it has been improving its service from time despite still facing challenges that needs to be resolved. The enterprise has taken its shipment handling capacity to 165,517 TEUs ( Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit, standard capacity measurement) in the ending fiscal year. Enterprise Documentation and Analysis Coordinator Biruk Baza said the Enterprise is using SMS notification, telephone call and its website to notify customers when containers arrive at Modjo Dry Port that contributed to reduce the congestion of containers in ports. Enterprise CEO Roba Megerssa for his part said that though the Enterprise has been offering improves services than what it used to do previously, the Enterprise has facing different challenges it is still facing challenges including revenue and custom regulatory issues. The Enterprise operates in seven dry ports in the hinterland with 75 cargo destinations and its multi-modal cargo in Modjo dry Port.
June 28, 2017 10:52 UTC
opinionOn Friday June 23, I returned from Mecca, Saudi Arabia, where I spent nine days on a spiritual journey. I think Uganda needs to produce and we will flood markets with our products. Ethiopian Airlines has about 100 aircraft and is the biggest airline in Africa, posting nearly $2.5 billion annual profits. Before we revive the Uganda airlines, we need tutorials from mainly Ethiopia and lessons from Rwanda. Out of frustration, he then ordered that studies be done to revive Uganda Airlines.
June 28, 2017 09:33 UTC
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June 28, 2017 09:07 UTC
Mastercard and digital service provider Kifiya have partnered to introduce a digital solution that will ultimately allow citizens to pay for all bills in one location in Ethiopia. The partnership will impact millions of Ethiopian citizens living abroad, as well as those living in the East African country. This service enables families and friends abroad to pay for bills using their debit cards, credit cards, mobile wallets, or directly from their bank account from anywhere in the world. It will enable Ethiopian diasporas to pay for the utility bills of friends, family and relatives facilitated by Mastercard’s secure international payment processing capability, Mastercard Gateway Services. Making payments digital is a critical step in driving the inclusive growth in Ethiopia, because of its ability to financially empower even those who were previously excluded through easy-to-access and use solutions.
June 28, 2017 09:00 UTC
A PRIMARY school have been supporting an Ethiopian community with the donation old uniforms, as well as sponsoring two children. In the Autumn term last year St. Margaret’s Prep School were moved by the work of local charity, Ethiopia Hope, that supports a community in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. At Christmas the school donated some new, but old style, Prep School summer uniform and the children, who usually get a small present from their teacher, donated the money instead to sponsor two Ethiopian children, Tigust and Yohanas, through day care. “Many thanks also for sponsoring Tigust and Yohanas at Day Care allowing them education and food. Your generosity is a great help and without such as you many people would be in a worsening situation.
June 28, 2017 08:59 UTC