The Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, on Thursday launches a 29 billion birr (about $1.028 billion) project that aims to develop and rehabilitate two river streams of the city. The development will run along the two biggest rivers of Addis Ababa stretching 23.8 kilometers and 27.5 kilometers – all the way through the Mountains of Entoto through Akaki River. The Addis Ababa River Side Project is an initiative of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia. The first phase launches covers the area from Entoto Mountain to National Palace and costing the Addis Ababa City Administration 2.5 billion birr (about $87 million), according to Deputy Mayor Takele Umma. Studies show that Akaki River is one of the most polluted rivers in Ethiopia.
Source: News Business Ethiopia February 22, 2019 12:13 UTC