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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

የኢትዮጵያ መንገዶች ባለሥልጣን የሞጆ ሐዋሳ የፍጥነት መንገድ አካል ለሆነው የዝዋይ - አርሲ ነገሌ መንገድ ግንባታ ኮንትራክተሮች እንዲወዳደሩ ጨረታ አወጣ፡፡

ባለሥልጣኑ ጨረታውን ያወጣው ሐምሌ 15 ቀን 2008 ዓ.ም. ሲሆን፣ በፕሮጀክቱ ላይ ፍላጎት ያላቸው ኩባንያዎች እ.ኤ.አ. እስከ ኦክቶበር 25 ቀን 2016 ድረስ ለፕሮጀክቱ ግንባታ የሚያቀርቡትን የገንዘብ ፍላጎት ሰነድ ማስገባት ይጠበቅባቸዋል፡፡

ለመወዳደር የሚፈልጉ ኩባንያዎች የገንዘብ ፍላጎት ሰነዳቸውን በሚያስገቡበት ጊዜ፣ 500 ሺሕ ዶላር የጨረታ ማስረከቢያ ማቅረብ ይጠበቅባቸዋል፡፡

202 ኪሎ ሜትር የሚሸፍነው የሞጆ - ሐዋሳ የፍጥነት መንገድ አካል ሲሆን፣ ከዝዋይ (ባቱ) አርሲ ነገሌ ያለው መንገድ ርዝመት 57.1 ኪሎ ሜትር እንደሆነ ፕሮጀክቱን በገንዘብ ከሚደግፈው የዓለም ባንክ ድረ ገጽ ለመረዳት ተችሏል፡፡

በአጠቃላይ ከሞጆ - ሐዋሳ የሚዘረጋው የፍጥነት መንገድ ከሐዋሳ - ሞያሌ በመቀጠልም ከሞያሌ - ናይሮቢ ሞምባሳ ወደብ የሚዘልቅና ኢትዮጵያን በኬንያ በኩል ከወደብ የሚያገናኝ እንደሆነ መረጃዎች ያመለክታሉ፡፡

የዚህ ፕሮጀክት የመጀመርያ ምዕራፍ ከሞጆ - መቂ የሚገነባው 56.8 ኪሎ ሜትር መንገድ ሲሆን፣ የቻይናው ቻይና ሬልዌይ ሰቭንዝ ግሩፕ ውል ተፈራርሟል፡፡ ኩባንያው ፕሮጀክቱን በ3.66 ቢሊዮን ብር እንደሚገነባና በ42 ወራት እንደሚያስረክብ ይጠበቃል፡፡

ሁለተኛው ምዕራፍ ከመቂ - ባቱ የሚገነባው 37 ኪሎ ሜትር መንገድ ሲሆን፣ የኮሪያ መንግሥት ባቀረበው 82 ሚሊዮን ዶላር ብድር የሚገነባ ነው፡፡ ለግንባታውም የተመረጠው ዳዎ ኢንጂነሪንግና ኮንስትራክሽን ኩባንያ ነው፡፡

የሦስተኛው ምዕራፍ ከባቱ - አርሲ ነገሌ ለሚገነባውና በአሁኑ ወቅት ጨረታው ለወጣው መንገድ ግንባታ የዓለም ባንክ 370 ሚሊዮን ዶላር ብድር አቅርቧል፡፡

http://ethiopianreporter.com/content/ለሦስተኛው-የሞጆ-ሐዋሳ-የፍጥነት-መንገድ-ግንባታ-ጨረታ-ወጣ

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Hawassa International StadiumResidents of Hawassa City have a reason to smile as they will host Ethiopia’s Walia Ibex last AFCON 2017 qualifier against Seychelles in September.
The match initially scheduled for the Capital’s Addis Ababa Stadium, will now be staged at the Hawassa International Stadium.
The newly built stadium was given a clean bill of health by CAF inspectors who toured the facility a month a go paving way for it’s first international event.
Hawassa hosted eight group A and B matches of the 2015 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup that saw the 60,000 capacity masterpiece fill to the rafters.
It adds to three the number of approved stadiums in the country after Addis and Bahir Dar Stadiums.
Bahir Dar hosted Walia’s 2-1 win over Lesotho in March; a tie watched by a record 100,000 plus fans. The Group “J” action headed to Addis Stadium for Algeria fixture in the same month that ended in a 3-3 draw.
Addis Stadium playing surface has lately become unplayable due to heavy rains, and it is earmarked for a face lift.
በመጭዎቹ አስርት ቀናት በአንዳንድ የአገርቱ አካባቢዎች ከባድ ዝናብ ሊያጋጥም እንደሚችል የብሔራዊ ሜቲዎሮሎጂ ኤጀንሲ አስታወቀ።
ዝናቡ በገደላማ ቦታዎች ላይ የመሬት መንሸራተትና ጎርፍ ሊያስከትል ስለሚችል ጥንቃቄ እንዲደረግም አሳስቧል።
አርሶ አደሮች ውሃ ማሳ ላይ እንዳይተኛ ቦይ ከማውጣትና ከማንጠፈፍ በተጨማሪ የተዘራና ለዘር የተዘጋጀ ማሳ በጎርፍ እንዳይሸረሸር የጎርፍ መከላከል ስራ መስራት እንደሚገባ ኤጀንሲው ገልጿል።
ፎቶ ከኮሊኢሜጂስ
በተለያዩ የአገርቱ ክፍሎች ዝናቡ ቀጣይነት ስለሚኖረው የመኸር አብቃይ አካባቢዎች የመካከለኛ ጊዜ ሰብሎችን ለመዝራት፣በቡቃያ ደረጃ ለሚገኙና የቋሚ ሰብሎችን የውሃ ፍላጎት ለመሟላት አመቺ  ነው ተብሏል።
በአፋርና ሰሜን ሶማሌ ለሚገኙ አርሶና ከፊል አርብቶ አደሮች ለመጠጥ ውሃና ለግጦሽ ሳር አቅርቦት የጎላ ጠቀሜታ እንዳለውና አርሶ አደሮች  ግብአቶችን በወቅቱ በመጠቀም  ሰብሎችን በፍጥነት መዝራት ይኖርባቸዋልም ብሏል።
እንደ ኤጀንሲው መረጃ ከኦሮሚያ ክልል ምሥራቅና ምዕራብ ወለጋ ፣ጅማ ፣ኢሉ አባቦራ፣ምዕራብና ሰሜን ሸዋ ፣አዲስ አበባ መደበኛና ከመደበኛ በላይ ዝናብ  ያገኛሉ።
የጋምቤላ ክልል ዞን 1፣2 እና 4 እንዲሁም ከአማራ ክልል ምዕራብ እና ምሥራቅ ጎጃም፣ሰሜን ሸዋ ፣ ሰሜንና ደቡብ ወሎ፣ ባህርዳር ዙሪያ ፣አገው ፣አዊ፣ የሰሜንና የደቡብ ጎንደር ዞኖች መደበኛና ከመደበኛ  በላይ ዝናብ የሚያገኙ ናቸው።
ቤንሻንጉል ጉሙዝ ፣ ሁሉም የትግራይ ዞኖች ፣የአፋር ክልል ዞን 3፣4 እና 5 እንዲሁም ከደቡብ ክልል የሃዲያና ጉራጌ ዞኖች ፣የወላይታና የሲዳማ ዞኖች መደበኛና ከመደበኛ በላይ ዝናብ የሚያገኙ ስፍራዎች መሆናቸው ተገልጿል።
ምዕራብና ምሥራቅ ሐረርጌ ፣የአርሲና ባሌ ዞኖች ፣ከፋና ቤንች ማጂ ፣ከሶማሌ ክልል ጅግጅጋ እና ሲቲ ዞን እንዲሁም ድሬዳዋ እና ሀረሪ ከመደበኛ ጋር የተቀራረበ ዝናብ ያገኛሉ።
የተቀሩት የአገርቱ አካባቢዎች በአብዛኛው ደረቃማ የአየር ሁኔታ አመዝኖባቸው እንደሚቆይ መረጃው አመልክቷል።
ምንጭ ኢዜኣ
ከጢልቴ ዱሜ ግርጌ
በእንዳለ ደበላ ሀዋሳ ኢዜአ
“ተረግዞ ለመወለድ ያለ ተጨማሪ ቀናት ዘጠኝ ድፍን ወራት ብቻ የፈጀበት በርካቶችን ያስደመመ ልጅ  በሀዋሳ ተወልዷል”  አሉኝ አንድ በእድሜ የገፉ አዛውንት፡፡
እንዴ ታዲያ እርግዝና እኮ ዘጠኝ ወር ነው የሚፈጀው በዘጠኝ ወር መወለድ ያስደመመበት ምክንያት አልገባኝም አልኳቸው፡፡
“አይ ልጄ አሉኝ በቅዱስ መጽሀፉ የሰፈረውን እንኳን ብናይ ማርያም እየሱስ ክርስቶስን የወለደችው ከዘጠኝ ወር ከዘጠኝ ቀናት እርግዝና በኋላ ነው” አሉኝ፡፡
“እናቶችን ብትጠይቅ ልጆቻቸውን ለመውለድ ከዘጠኝ ድፍን ወራት ተጨማሪ ቢያንስ ዘጠኝ ቀናት ይኖራል ፡፡ ይህ ልጅ ግን ዘጠኝ ድፍን ወር ብቻ የተረገዘ ነው ፡፡ ያለ ተጨማሪ ቀናት ተወለደ ”፡፡
 በቅርቡ ወንድ ልጅ ያስታቀፈችኝ ውዷ ባለቤቴ ልጁን የተገላገለችው አስር ወር ከሰባት ቀን መሆኑን ትውስ አለኝና የአዛውንቱን ወግ ማድመጥ ቀጠልኩ፡፡
አቶ ታደሰ ባላ ከሀዋሳ ከተማ በቅርብ ርቀት ላይ በምትገኝ የሸበዲኖ ወረዳ ማዕከል በሆነችው ለኩ እንደተወለዱና በተለምዶ እርሻ ጣቢያ እየተባለ በሚጠራው የመንግስት እርሻ ድርጅት ተቀጥረው ሲሰሩ ቆይተው ጡረታ ከወጡ 12 ዓመት እንደሆናቸው አወጉኝ፡፡
“ዛሬ በዘጠኝ ወሩ የተወለደውን ልጅ ለማየት መጣሁ እናም በእድሜዬ እንደዛሬው ተደምሜ አላውቅም” ባይ ናቸው ፡፡
“እንዲህ ፈጥኖ ይሆናል ብዬ በፍጹም አልጠበቅሁም ነበር ፡፡ ግን ሆኖ ሳየው አስደመመኝ ፡፡ በዚች ከተማ ባልወለድባትም የስራን ሀሁ የጀመርኩባት ናት”፡፡
“ከ40 አመት በላይ የኖርኩባት በመሆኑ በዚህ መልክ በአጭር ጊዜ የሆነ ታምር ገጥሞኝ አያውቅም” ብለው ከታሪክ ያወቁትን የሀዋሳን አመሰራረት አጫወቱኝ፡፡
እሳቸው ያወጉኝን በከተማዋ ታሪክ ዙሪያ በዘለቀ ከበደና ሰርካለም አለማየሁ ‘History of Awassa’ በሚል ርዕስ ሀምሌ 1999 ዓ/ም ከታተመው መጽሀፍ ያገኘሁትን የሀዋሳ ከተማን አመሰራረት በጥቂቱ ላውጋችሁ፡፡ 
በ1949 ዓ/ም የሲዳሞ ጠቅላይ ግዛት ገዥ የነበሩት ራስ መንገሻ ስዩም በአካባቢው ከተማ እንዲመሰርቱ በንጉሰ ነገስቱ ታዘዙ፡፡
ራስ መንገሻ ስዩም ትዕዛዙን ተቀብለው በጣሊያን መሀንዲሶች የሚመራ ሰባት ባለሙያዎች ያሉት ከተማዋ የምትመሰረትበትን ማስተር ፕላን የሚያዘጋጅ አንድ ቡድን አቋቋሙ፡፡
ሰፋፊ የእርሻ ቦታዎች ያሏት የቱሪስትና ኢንደስትሪ ማዕከል(በተለይ የአግሮ ኢንደስትሪ) የምትሆን ከተማ ለመመስረት ታቅዶ የማስተር ፕላን ስራ ተጀመረ፡፡
ከማስተር ፕላን ስራው ጎን ለጎን ከከተማዋ በስድስት ኪሎ ሜትር ርቀት ላይ በምትገኘው ሎቄ ቀበሌ ለመዝናኛና ጊዜያዊ ማረፊያ እንዲሆናቸው ቤተ መንግስት ተገንብቶ በ1951 ዓ/ም ተመረቀ፡፡
በ1952 ዓ/ም የከተማዋ ማስተር ፕላን ስራ ተጠናቀቀ  ፡፡ ይህን ተከትሎ የሀዋሳ ከተማ እንድትመሰረትና የአቤላ ወረዳ ጽህፈት ቤት ወደ ሀዋሳ እንዲዛወር ተደርጎ  ከተማዋ በ48 ጋሻ መሬት ላይ ተመሰረተች፡፡
ቀጣዩ ስራ ነዋሪዎችን ማስፈር በመሆኑ በወቅቱ የማህበረሰብ ልማት ሚኒስትር የነበሩት ጄኔራል ሙሉጌታ ቡሊ አዲሷን ከተማ የሚመሰርቱ ነዋሪዎችን የማስፈር ኃላፊነት ተሰጣቸው፡፡
ጄኔራሉም  ከ1928 እስከ 1933 ዓ/ም በጣሊያን ወረራ ወቅት ሲፋለሙ የነበሩ 404 አባት ጡረተኞችን ከአዲስ አበባ ሐረር ፣ውቅሮና ኮረም መልምለው ወደ ስፍራው አመጡ፡፡
በወር 20 ብር የጡረታ አበል ተቆርጦላቸውና ለእርሻና ለመኖሪያ ቤት መስሪያ 1 ነጥብ 5 ሄክታር መሬት ተሰጥቷቸው የመጀመሪያዎቹ የሀዋሳ ከተማ 28 የቆርቆሮ ቤቶች በ1953 ዓ/ም በአባት ጡረተኞቹ ተገነቡ፡፡
እነዛ አባት ጡረተኞች የመሰረቷቸው የከተማዋ አራት መንደሮች መጠሪያ ስማቸውን ከመጡበት ስፍራ ወርሰው ውቅሮ አዲስ አበባ ኮረምና ሐረር ቀበሌ እየተባሉ እስከ ዛሬ ድረስ ይጠሩበታል፡፡ 
ይህን ተከትሎ ለንግድ በሚንቀሳቀሱበት ወቅት በሀይቁ ዳርቻ ጊዜያዊ ማረፊያ በመስራት ቆይታ ያደርጉ የነበሩ ነጋዴዎች ቋሚ መኖሪያና ንግድ ቤት መስራት ቻሉ፡፡
የመንግስትና የግል የእርሻ ድርጅቶች፣ የዕምነት፣ የትምህርትና የጤና ተቋማት ተገንብተው ስራ ጀመሩ፡፡
ቀስ በቀስ እንቁላል…. እንዲሉ ከተለያዩ የሀገሪቱ አካባቢዎች በርካታ ሰዎች እየመጡ ኑሯቸውን በከተማዋ መሰረቱ፡፡
 እየጨመረ የመጣውን የነዋሪ ቁጥር ያስተዋሉ በዲላ ከተማ በንግድ ስራ ተሰማርተው የነበሩ አረቦች ወደ ሀዋሳ በመምጣት ንግድ ቤቶችን ከፈቱ ፡፡ የዛሬው አረብ ሰፈር ስያሜውን ያገኘውም ከዚህ ነው ፡፡
በዚህ መልኩ የተመሰረተችው የሀዋሳ ከተማ በዋናነት የኢንደስትሪ መንደር እንድትሆን ታስቦ ብትቆረቆርም ከበቆሎ እርሻነት ባለፈ አንድ የጨርቃ ጨርቅ አንድ ሴራሚክና አንድ ዱቄት ፋብሪካ ውጪ ምንም ሳይኖራት ለአመታት ቆይታለች፡፡
ዛሬ ይህ ታሪክ የሆነበትና በከተማዋ ነዋሪዎች ዘንድ ይሆናል ተብሎ ያልታሰበ ግርምትን ያጫረ ትልቅ የኢንደስትሪ ፓርክ ባለቤት መሆን ችላለች፡፡
ይህ የኢንደስትሪ ፓርክ ግንባታ ለመጠናቀቅ የወሰደበት ጊዜ ድፍን ዘጠኝ ወር ብቻ መሆኑ ነበር አቶ ታደሰን ያስደመመው፡፡
“አንዲት እናት ልጅ ለመውለድ ከዘጠኝ ድፍን ወራት ባለፈ ቢያንስ ዘጠኝ ተጨማሪ ቀናት የእርግዝና ጊዜያት ያስፈልጓታል ፡፡ይህ ልጅ ግን ዘጠኝ ወር ብቻ መፍጀቱ አስደምሞኛል” ያሉት ለዚህ ነበር፡፡
ከቻይናው የግንባታ ተቋራጭ በርካታ ልንማራቸው የሚገቡ ጉዳዮች መኖራቸውን አቶ ታደሰ ይናገራሉ፡፡
በሀገራችን ተቋራጮች በርካታ የመንገድና ሌሎች ተቋማት ግንባታዎች እየተከናወኑ ነው  ነገርግን በተቀመጠላቸው የጊዜ ገደብ ሲጠናቀቁ አይስተዋልም ፡፡ አብዛኞቹ ተጀምረው ለአመታት ባሉበት ቆመው ይታያሉ ነው ያሉት ፡፡
ይህ የሀዋሳ ኢንደስትሪ ፓርክ ከሌሎቹ ልዩ የሚያደርገው በርካታ ነገሮች አሉት ፡፡ ከእነዚህ ውስጥ ከብክለት ነጻ በሆነ መልኩ የተገነባው የፍሳሽ ማጣሪያ አንዱ ነው፡፡
ማጣሪያ ከኢንደስትሪዎቹ የሚወጣውን ፍሳሽ ቆሻሻ በማጣራት ተመልሶ ጥቅም ላይ የሚያውል በመሆኑ በአካባቢ ላይ የሚያደርሰው ጉዳት የለም፡፡
ቆሻሻውን ውሀ ወደ ማጣሪያ የተጣራውን ደግሞ ወደ እያንዳንዱ ፋብሪካ የሚያመላልስ 32 ሺህ 700 ሜትር ስኩየር ርዝመት ያለው የውሃ መስመር ተዘርግቷል፡፡
ቀደም ሲል በከተማዋ የተገነቡ አብዛኞቹ ፋብሪካዎች የፍሳሽ ቆሻሻ ማጣሪያ የሌላቸው በመሆኑ ከነዋሪው ለጤና ችግር ተጋለጥን አቤቱታ ሲሰማባቸው ቆይተዋል፡፡
በሀዋሳ ኢንደስትሪ ፓርክ ግን ይህ እንደ ችግር አይታይም ምክንያቱም ፍሳሽ ቆሻሻ ብሎ ነገር የሌለበት በመሆኑ በሰው ጤና ላይም ሆነ በአካባቢ ላይ የሚያደርሰው አሉታዊ ተጽዕኖ የለም፡፡
ፓርኩ ሌላ ልዩ የሚያደርገው ነገር የእሳት አደጋ መከላከያ ዘዴው ነው ፡፡ይህ ፓርክ በእያንዳንዱ ሼዶች ያለውን የሙቀት መጠን እየተቆጣጠረ መጠኑ ከፍ ሲል የሚያሳውቅ ልዩ መሳሪያ የተገጠመለት ነው፡፡
18 ኪሎ ሜትር የአስፓልት መንገድ ፣21 ነጥብ 5 ኪሎ ሜትር የኤሌክትሪክ መስመር ፣16 ኪሎ ሜትር የቴሌኮም መስመርና 23 ኪሎ ሜትር የውሃ መስመር ዝርጋታ ከግንባታው ጋር አብሮ ተከናውኗል፡፡
በአሁኑ ሰዓት 15 የውጪና 6 የሀገር ውስጥ ባለሀብቶች በኢንዱስትሪ ፓርኩ ስራ ለመጀመር ዝግጅታቸውን እያጠናቀቁ ሲሆን በሁለት ፈረቃ 60 ሺህ ሰዎች የስራ እድል ባለቤት ማድረጉ ከበርካታ ልዩነቶቹ መካከል  ጥቂቶቹ ናቸው፡፡
ከ56 ዓመት በፊት ንጉሰ ነገስቱ በሎቄ ቀበሌ ያስገነቡትን ቤተ መንግስት ሲመርቁ በጢልቴ ዱሜ ተራራ ላይ ወጥተው ሀይቁንንና ዙሪያውን ከተመለከቱ በኋላ ይህ ተራራ የእስራኤሉን ታቦር ተራራ መሰለኝ ብለው በመናገራቸው ከዛች ቀን ጀምሮ መጠሪያውን ታቦር ተራራ አደረገ፡፡
ጢልቴ በሲዳማ ብሔረሰብ ዘንድ ባህላዊ የምግብ ማቅረቢያና መመገቢያ ዕቃ ሲሆን ዱሜ ማለት ቀይ ማለት ነው፡፡
የዛሬው ታቦር ተራራ ያኔ ይጠራበት የነበረውን ጢልቴ ዱሜ የሚለውን ስም የወረሰው የተራራው አቀማመጥ የመመገቢያ ዕቃውን ቅርስ መያዙና ቀይ አፈር ያለው በመሆኑ እንደነበር ይነገራል፡፡
ከአመታት በፊት ከጢልቴ ዱሜ ግርጌ ስር የከተመችው የሀዋሳ ከተማ ስትመሰረት ለኢንደስትሪ ከተማነት ታስባ ቢሆንም ሳይሳካላት ቆይታ እንሆ ዛሬ በከተማዋ ትልቅ ከተማ ተመስርቶላታል፡፡
ከጤልቴ ዱሜ ግርጌ የተንጣለለችው ሀዋሳ ከተማ ዛሬ በከተማዋ ውስጥ የተመሰረተው የኢንደስትሪ ፓርክ በከተማ ውስጥ ሌላ ከተማ ሆኖላታል፡፡
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የኢትዮጵያ ከ17 አመት በታች ፕሪሚየር ሊግ የማጠቃለያ ውድድር የምድብ ጨዋታዎች ዛሬ ሲጠናቀቁ ሀዋሳ ከተማ እና ሲዳማ ቡና ግማሽ ፍጻሜውን ተቀላቅለዋል፡፡
10:00 ላይ በወንጂ ሜዳ ጨዋታቸውን ያደረጉት ሐረር ሲቲ እና ሲዳማ ቡና 1-1 አቻ ተለያይተዋል፡፡ ብሩክ ሰሙ ለሐረር ሲቲ ሲያስቆጥር አንለይ የሲዳማ ቡናን ግብ ከመረብ አሳርፏል፡፡
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ቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ ከሀዋሳ ከተማ ጋር እኩል 7 ነጥብ ቢይዝም በግብ ልዩነት ተበልጦ ከምድቡ ተሰናብቷል፡፡
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3 የኋላሸት ፍቃዱ ( አዳማ ከተማ)
3 እንደልቡ ደሴ (ቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ)
2 ታዲዮስ አዱኛ (ሐረር ሲቲ)
2 ወንድማገኝ ታደሰ (ሀዋሳ ከተማ)
2 ምንተስኖት ማቲዮስ (ሀዋሳ ከተማ)
2 ይገዙ ቦጋለ (ሲዳማ ቡና)
2 ኢሳ ንጉሴ (አዳማ ከተማ)
2 ዳንኤል ጌድዮን (ደደቢት)
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በታሰበለት ጊዜ መጠናቀቁ ዶ/ር አርከበ ዕቁባይን አስወድሷቸዋል ዘጠኝ ወራት የግንባታ ጊዜ ወስዶ ባለፈው ሳምንት የተመረቀው የሐዋሳ ኢንዱስትሪ ፓርክ ለማስተዳደርና እንቅስቃሴውን በአግባቡ ለማስቀጠል፣ ለህንድና ለቻይና ኩባንያዎች ኮንትራት መሰጠቱ ተገለጸ፡፡ ግንባታውን በታሰበለት ጊዜ እንዲጠናቀቅ በማስቻልና በጥራት እንዲከናወን በማድረግ፣ በበላይነት በመምራትና በማስተካከል ባደረጉት አስተዋጽኦ ዶ/ር አርከበ ዕቁባይ ከመንግሥትና ከባለሀብቶች ውዳሴ ጎርፎላቸዋል፡፡ በ250 ሚሊዮን ዶላር በቻይናው ተቋራጭ (ሲሲኢሲሲ) ኩባንያ የተገነባው የኢንዱስትሪ መንደር ዓለም አቀፍ መሥፈርቶች ያሟላና ከብክለት ነፃ የሚያደርግ ቴክኖሎጂ የተገጠመለት ሲሆን፣ በዓመት አንድ ቢሊዮን ዶላር የውጭ ምንዛሪ እንደሚያስገኝም ተገልጿል፡፡ የፓርኩ አሠራር ውስብስብና ከፍተኛ የማስተዳደር ክህሎት የሚጠይቅና በአገር ውስጥ ባለሙያዎች ለማስተዳደር የሚያስቸግር በመሆኑ፣ በውጭ ኩባንያዎች ለሦስት ዓመታት እንዲተዳደር በመንግሥት መወሰኑን ዶ/ር አርከበ በምርቃት ሥነ ሥርዓቱ ወቅት አስታውቀዋል፡፡ የፓርኩን የዕለት ተዕለት እንቅስቃሴን ጨምሮ አጠቃላይ አስተዳደራዊ ሥራና የጥገና አገልግሎቶችን እንዲያስተዳድር ተቋራጩ ሲሲኢሲሲና የኢንዱስትሪ ፓርኮችን በማስተዳደር ዝና አለው የተባለው ኩን ሻን ኩባንያ በጋራ ኃላፊነቱን ወስደዋል፡፡ እንዲሁም ፓርኩ ከብክለት ነፃ እንዲሆን ፍሳሽ አልባ ቴክኖሎጂ (Zero Liquid Discharge) የተከለው የህንዱ አርቪን ኩባንያ ይህንን ኃላፊነት መውሰዱን ዶ/ር አርከበ ገልጸዋል፡፡ በሚኒስትር ዴኤታ ማዕረግ የኢትዮጵያ ኢንዱስትሪ ኮርፖሬሽን ዋና ሥራ አስፈጻሚ የሆኑት ሚኒስትር አቶ ሲሳይ ገመቹ፣ ሦስቱ ኩባንያዎች ፓርኩን ለሦስት ዓመት እንደሚያስተዳድሩትና ከኮንትራት ውሉ ከተጠናቀቀ በኋላ ባሉት ዓመታት ሙሉ በሙሉ በኢትዮጵያውያን እንደሚተዳደር ለሪፖርተር ገልጸዋል፡፡ የኢትዮጵያ መንግሥትም ለሦስቱ ኩባንያዎች በዓመት እስከ ሦስት ሚሊዮን ዶላር ለእያንዳንዳቸው እንደሚከፈልም አቶ ሲሳይ ለሪፖርተር አስረድተዋል፡፡ ሃያ ዓለም አቀፍና የአገር ውስጥ የጨርቃ ጨርቅና የአልባሳት አምራች ፋብሪካዎችን የያዘው ይኼው ፓርክ 1.3 ሚሊዮን ካሬ ሜትር መሬት ላይ ያረፈ ሲሆን፣ በውስጡ ያሉት የፋብሪካዎቹ መጠለያ ብቻ በ300 ሺሕ ካሬ ሜትር መሬት ላይ ተገንብተዋል፡፡ እንዲሁም በግቢው ውስጥ 18 ኪሎ ሜትር የአስፋልት መንገዶች ሲኖሩ፣ 21.5 ኪሎ ሜትር የኤሌክትሪክ መስመር፣ 16 ኪሎ ሜትር የስልክ መስመሮችና 23 ኪሎ ሜትር የንፁህ ውኃ ማስተላለፊያ ቧንቧዎች ተዘርግተውለታል፡፡ በተጨማሪም በፓርኩ ውስጥ የጋራ መኖሪያ ቤቶች፣ የንግድ ሱቆችና የተለያዩ አገልግሎቶች ለሚሰጡ ተቋማት የሚውሉ ቢሮዎችም ተገንብተዋል፡፡ የኢንዱስትሪ ፓርኩ ለአምራቾች የተቀላጠፈ አገልግሎት እንዲሰጡ የታሰቡ የአንድ መስኮት አገልግሎቶች የተሟሉለት ሲሆን፣ ዋና ዋናዎቹም የኤሌክትሪክ፣ የውኃ፣ የስልክ፣ የሎጂስቲክስ፣ የጉምሩክ፣ እንዲሁም የቪዛ አገልግሎትን እንደሚያካትቱ ዶ/ር አርከበ ገልጸዋል፡፡ ባለፈው ረቡዕ ሐምሌ 6 ቀን 2008 ዓ.ም. በተካሄደው የምረቃ ሥነ ሥርዓት ላይ ከፍተኛ የመንግሥት ባለሥልጣናት፣ የአገር ውስጥ ባለሀብቶች፣ የውጭ አምራቾችና ዲፕሎማቶች የፓርኩን የተለያዩ ክፍሎች ጎብኝተዋል፡፡ በወቅቱ ጎብኝዎቹ በፓርኩ ግንባታ፣ በግዙፍነቱና በያዛቸው ውስብስብና ዘመናዊ አገልግሎት መስጫዎች መደነቃቸውን ገልጸዋል፡፡ በተለይም ግንባታውን በማስተባበር፣ በመምራት፣ አመራር በመስጠትና በመከታተል ረገድ በግል ለዶ/ር አርከበ እቁባይ አድናቆት ተችሯቸዋል፡፡ በፓርክ ውስጥ የሚሳተፉ የውጭ አገሮች ኩባንያዎች፣ የተቋራጭ ኩባንያው ኃላፊዎች ግንባታው ከመጀመሩ በፊትም ሆነ ተጀምሮ እስኪጠናቀቅ ዶ/ር አርከበ ላሳዩት ትብብርም ሆነ ኃላፊነት በተደጋጋሚ ሲያደንቋቸው ተስተውሏል፡፡ እንዲሁም በዕለቱ ፓርኩን ለመክፈት በክብር እንግድነት የተገኙት ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኃይለ ማርያም ደሳለኝም ዶ/ር አርከበን በተለየ ሁኔታ አሞግሰዋቸዋል፡፡ ‹‹ምንም እንኳ ግለሰቦችን ነጥሎ ማመስገን የድርጅታችንም ሆነ የመንግሥታችን ባህል ባይሆንም፣ ዶ/ር አርከበ ለዚህ ሥራ የሰጠው ትኩረትና ኃላፊነትን ሳልጠቅስ ማለፍ አግባብ አይመስለኝም፡፡ እንቅልፍ ነስቶን ለዚህ ትልቅ ስኬት እንድንደርስ አድርጎናል፤›› ሲሉ በክብር እንግዶች ፊት አወድሰዋቸዋል፡፡ በዘርፉ ዓለም አቀፍ ዝና ያላቸው 14 የጨርቃ ጨርቅ አምራቾች ምርታቸውን በሐዋሳ ኢንዱስትሪ ፓርክ ማምረት ይጀምራሉ፡፡ ከእነዚህ ውስጥም የ130 ዓመታት ልምድ እንዳለው የሚነገርለት የአሜሪካው ፒቪኤች ይገኝበታል፡፡ በተለይም ፒቪኤች ካልቪን ክሌይ፣ ቶሚ ሂል ፊገርና በመሳሰሉት አልባሳት መለያዎች (ብራንዶች) ይታወቃል፡፡ እንዲሁም የቻይናው ውሺ ጂንማኦ፣ የህንዱ አርቪንድ የመሳሰሉትን ጨምሮ የሆንግ ኮንግ፣ የቤልጂየም፣ የሲሪላንካና የአሜሪካ ኩባንያዎች ይገኙበታል፡፡ የአገር ውስጥ ኩባንያዎች ስድስት ሲሆኑ፣ አቅማቸውንና ተሳትፎአቸውን ለማሳደግ ከመንግሥት ልዩ ድጋፍ እንደሚደረግላቸውም ዶ/ር አርከበ ለሪፖርተር ገልጸዋል፡፡ በተለይም በኢንዱስትሪ ፓርኩ ውስጥ ገብተው ለሚሳተፉ ባለሀብቶች መንግሥት እስከ 85 በመቶ የሚደርስ የባንክ ብድር እንደሚያመቻችም ለሪፖርተር ገልጸዋል፡፡ ከሐዋሳ ኢንዱስትሪ ፓርክ በተጨማሪም የመቐለና የኮምቦልቻ ኢንዱስትሪ ፓርኮች ግንባታም መጀመሩን አውስተዋል፡፡ በተጨማሪም በ300 ሚሊዮን ዶላር የአዳማ ኢንዱስትሪ ፓርክም በመጪው መስከረም ወር ግንባታው እንደሚጀምርም ተገልጿል፡፡ እንዲሁም በቂሊንጦ፣ በድሬዳዋ፣ በደብረ ብርሃን፣ በጂማ፣ በባህር ዳርና በአረርቲ ምንጃር የኢንዱስትሪያል ፓርኮችም በሚቀጥለው ዓመት ግንባታ ይጀመራል ተብለው ከሚጠበቁ አሥር ፓርኮች ውስጥ እንደሚጠቀሱ አስታውቀዋል፡፡ የሐዋሳ ኢንዱስትሪ ፓርክ አሁን ባለበት ደረጃ ለ60 ሺሕ ዜጎች የሥራ ዕድል እንደሚፈጥር፣ ከሁለት ወራት በኋላ የሚጀመረው ሁለተኛው የማስፋፊያ ምዕራፍ ግንባታ ሲጠናቀቅ ለ84 ሺሕ ያህል ዜጎች የሥራ ዕድል እንደሚፈጠር ተገልጿል፡፡ ከዚህኛው በተጨማሪ ሌላ የኢንዱስትሪ ፓርክ እንደሚገነባ አቶ አርከበ ፍንጭ ሰጥተዋል፡፡ የአሁኑ ፓርክ ከግዙፉ የሐዋሳ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ጎን የተገነባ ሲሆን፣ የዩኒቨርሲቲው ፕሬዚዳንት ፕሮፎሰር ዮሴፍ ማሞ የሳይንስ ተማሪዎችን ያለባቸውን የሥራ ላይ ልምምድ ችግር እንደሚቀርፍ ገልጸዋል፡፡ ዩኒቨርሲቲውም በፓርኩ ውስጥ ተቀጥረው ለሚሠሩ ሠራተኞች የአጭርና የረጅም ጊዜ ሥልጠና እንደሚያዘጋጅ ለሪፖርተር አስረድተዋል፡፡
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A total budget of 60 million Br has been set aside for the recruitment and training of HIP staff



The Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Trade and Industry Bureau has sourced close to 25,000 workers to be trained and recruited for the Hawassa Industrial Park (HIP), which is expected to become operational in October 2016.
A total budget of close to 60 million Br is set aside for the Hawassa Industrial Park Sourcing and Training Employees in the Region (HIPSTER) to source, recruit and train 30,000 workers in two years. This represents half of the ultimate absorption capacity of the Park when it is fully occupied and operational at full capacity.
The signatories, represented by the Regional Bureau of Trade and Industry, the Ethiopian Textile Industry Development Institute (ETIDI), the Association of Tenants of the Hawassa Industrial Park and Enterprise Partners, have committed to raising the required labour force over the next two-and-a-half-year period.
“The Corporation is glad to organise this Forum; a sign that it is carrying out its mandate as per the proclamation,” said Sisay Gemechu, director of the Industrial Park Development Corporation, further referring to the specific articles from the Industrial Park Development Corporation Establishment proclamation.
The project is a component under the auspices of the UK Department for International Development’s (DfID) funded Private Enterprise Programme Ethiopia (PEPE), with a total budget of 70 million pounds for over six years.
Enterprise Partner is a programme responsible for carrying out specific duties to facilitate market development in six sectors, including Cotton and Apparel (CTA), Livestock & Leather (LAL) and Fruits and Vegetables (FAV), under agro-industrial group and others.
In explaining the rationale behind endowing the duty of training and recruiting the 30,000 workers to Enterprise partners, Tadesse Haile, State Minister of Industry, and Selshi Lemma said it had a good track record working with the ETIDI.
It was earlier in March 2016 that the institute signed an agreement to develop a national cotton strategy as a crucial step, assigning the task to Enterprise Partners.
The first stage of the cotton strategy development, the scoping study, has been completed and was presented to stakeholders on July 12, 2016.
This multilateral agreement follows the Memorandum of Understanding at the Park’s inauguration ten days ago.
Enterprise Partners are responsible for the preparation of the curriculum of soft skills customised to industrial work ethics, communications, health safety and labour rights issues.
The hard skills, technical trainings will be carried out by each tenant company, as per the customised standard procedures of the companies.
“Upon the completion of the training. we hope to see the productivity of each employee in the textile and apparel industry be three-fold the current rate,” said Shileshi Lemma, director of the ETIDI.
However, these high hopes of a productivity hike do not come with a hike in the remuneration packages on offer.
So far, the project estimated that the average salary would be 50 dollars a month, which will generate close to 325 million Br in wages annually.
Different case studies by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on industrial zones with special incentives set-up to attract foreign investors, discovered that the salary scale in such zones is usually higher than other competitive sectors, but the issue of rights is usually overlooked.
The ILO’s Trade Union Manual on such industrial manufacturing settings clearly recommends that traditional organising strategies of labour rights have to be complemented by new innovative strategies.
Responding to the question raised about ensuring labour rights and preparations made on that line, the signatories were firm on the scanty chance of that happening at the Hawassa Industrial Park (HIP).
“So far, all of the tenants of the HIP are brands known for being responsible buyers,” said Tadesse Halie.
“Failure is not an option,” said Ranjanshi Dutta, the Tenants’ Association representative. “We rely on the workforce for success and therefore make sure their wellbeing is well attended to.”
He Further argues that the rate of estimated labour in Ethiopia is not cheap when matched by productivity, which has a long way to go to reach average standards.
The manufacturing sector currently provides employment for close to a million paid and unpaid workers, according to CSA’s Urban Employment-Unemployment Survey 2015.
Hawassa City contributes close to 16pc of this workforce.
The ideological grounding of the Ethiopian government’s developmental state paradigm is anchored on a belief that a free market left to its own devices would not meet the optimal balance of productivity and technology transfer.
The economic field is still guided and supervised by the state, which intervenes even to the point of introducing protectionist policies in selected areas, like finance and telecommunications, among others.

Sheep rearing is an important part of livestock production in Ethiopia and sheep milk could offer additional nutritional and income benefits for the country’s smallholder farmers.
SheepCurrently, sheep production in Ethiopia generates household income through the sale of live animals, provides meat (animal protein) for families, manure for fertilizing cropping land and meets socio-economic needs. Sheep and sheep products are also exported to provide much needed foreign exchange for the country.But, despite its socio-economic  importance, the role of sheep as a source of milk is not well developed in the country.
On the other hand, some areas of the country are, however,  now paying attention to sheep’s role in providing milk. In the Sidama highlands of southern Ethiopia, sheep not only provide meat but are also being used for milk production. According to farmers in the Gonjebe peasant association of Bensa District, sheep milk is being used by the elderly (when mixed with coffee) and by children. Additionally, women, who play a great role in rural milk processing,  regularly add sheep milk to cow milk to improve butter content. Sheep milk contains higher fat (6.9%), protein (3.3%), lactose (5%) and minerals compared to cow and goats milk.
In Bensa, smallholder farmers supplement sheep  with feeds such as Enset chorm and leaf and allowed their lactating animals to graze in the best pastures to ensure they produce more milk. These measures have improved milk yields for suckling lambs and for home consumption.  Although sheep lambing occurs year-round, farmers prefer lambing to occur in April to September when feed is more readily available compared to other times in the year. The frequency of lambing in Bensa area is mostly once per year but may go up to three times per two  years depending on how the animals are managed.
Feedback from the farmers, who were part of a focus group discussion, also showed that in the area, production averages 500ml of milk per day per ewe and milking is performed once a day in the morning. Moreover, a ewe can produce milk for up to 3 months after lambing. Using this information, if we assume that a given smallholder household has 3 lactating ewes, which produce 1 lamb each/year, we would have 3 lactation periods of 3 months each, totaling 9 months (270 days). Considering maximum yield of 0.5 litres/day, the household could produce up to 135 (270 x 0.5) litres of milk per year. Using the current sheep milk price offered in Daye town in  Bensa (ETB 15 (USD 0.6)/litre), these 3 lactating ewes could generate up to ETB 2025 per year from the sale of milk alone.
However, unlike other commodities, sheep milk is not marketed in the area partly because of cultural reasons. Many in the community believe that consuming sheep milk is an indication of impoverishment. Thus, most smallholder sheep producers are reluctant to disclose that they milk sheep though they consume the milk at home.
The Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project and partners are working to improve sheep productivity and household income through the introduction of improved production techniques. Improved lamb production through oestrus synchronization of ewes with hormones, early pregnancy diagnosis with preg-tone and rebreeding of ewes, improved fodder development and better health service are among the interventions introduced to increase lambing rate, improve milk production and reduce lamb mortality. But further studies can shed light on the potential and socioeconomic importance of sheep milk in the Sidama highlands.

Abstract: In Sidama, agroforestry represents land-use systems with deliberate management of multipurpose trees and shrubs that grow in intimate association with annual and perennial agricultural crops and/or livestock. The interaction of microbiota with the trees, shrubs and crops make the system fertile, productive and sustainable. One of the beneficial microbiota which has symbiotic association with most of the plants in agroforestry is arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF). In November and December of 2012, root and rhizosphere soil samples of 21 plant species from nine peasant associations (PAs)(villages within districts where 300-500 families live) were collected from the agroforestry practices in Sidama of Southern Ethiopia for the determination of diversity and abundance of AMF under selected soil parameters and plant species density. Findings on the diversity of AMF based on soil properties showed that at moderate to low P and N concentrations the rate of AMF root colonization and spore density was high in comparison with the rhizosphere soils with the highest P and N concentration. The highest percentage of total AMF colonization was recorded for shade trees Millettia ferruginea (84%)and Erythrina brucei (80%) followed by intercropped perennial crops Ensete ventricosum (86%), Catha edulis (85%) and Coffea arabica (80%) and the lowest percentage AMF colonization was recorded forRhamnus prinoides (53%) and Colocasia esculenta (52%). Though found in almost all homegarden agroforestry practices and with broad coverage in Sidama agroforestry, some crops and vegetables such Brassica integrifolia and Cucurbita pepo, grown intercropped were found to be non-mycorrrhizal as none of the AMF structures were recorded. The highest number of AM spore population was recorded in rhizosphere soils ofCroton macrostachyus (1066±19.33) and Catha edulis (1054±53.12) and the lowest spore density was recorded for Dioscorea alata (100.00±2.89) spore per 100 g of dry soil. The percentage fungal colonization in any individual plant species and spore population in the rhizosphere soils of that species did not correlate to each other and percentage AM root colonization and spore density of all plants in the agroforestry of Sidama were found significantly different at P<0.05 level.

Read more at: http://article.sciencepublishinggroup.com/html/10.11648.j.abb.20160403.11.html 
Courtesy: Industrial Parks Development Corporation, Ethiopia and Ethiopian News AgencyCourtesy: Industrial Parks Development Corporation, Ethiopia and Ethiopian News Agency
An agreement has been signed to source, recruit and train 30,000 people in the textile and garment industry for the newly launched Hawassa Industrial Park in Ethiopia.
 
The agreement has been signed by four parties, viz. the Enterprise Partners, a programme of UK's Department for International Development (DfID), Trade and Industry Bureau of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State (SNNPRS), Ethiopian Textile Industry Development Institute (ETIDI), and the Tenants' Association representing the manufacturers at park.
 
As per the agreement, beginning September 2016, people will be imparted on-the-job training over the next two and a half years. Around 80 per cent of the workforce is expected to be women.
 
The workforce would be selected through a process of informing, registering, orienting and pre-selection from potential recruitment areas within SNNPRS.
 
The Hawassa eco-industrial park, inaugurated this month, is the first of its kind in Ethiopia. It was built in a record time of less than one year with an estimated cost of $250 million. The park is spread over 1.3 million sq metre, of which 300,000 sq metre is factory shed built up area. There is Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) facility that enables recycling of 85 per cent of sewerage disposal water and meets international standards.
 
Around 15 textile and garment companies from the US, China, India, Sri Lanka and six local companies are setting up their operations in the park. Once fully operational, the industries within the park will create a total of 60,000 jobs in double shift.
 
The park, built on public-private partnership model, will serve as a model for other industrial parks to be built in Adama, Dire Dawa, Mekele and Kombolcha. (RKS)
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Monday, July 18, 2016

Hawassa Industrial Park
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በሀዋሳ የተገነባው የኢንዱስትሪ ፓርክ ዛሬ በይፋ ተመርቆ ተከፈተ። በኢንዱስትሪው ፓርክ የሚከናወነው የማምረት ስራ ወደ ውጭ የሚላከውን ንግድ በማሳደጉ ዘርፍ ላይ ከፍተኛ ሚና እንደሚኖረው በምረቃው ስነ ስርዓት ላይ የተገኙት ጠቅላይ ሚንስትር ኃይለማርያም ደሳለኝ አስታውቀዋል።
ዝርዝር መረጃውን DW ላይ ያዳምጡ

Ethiopia has unveiled Africa’s largest industrial park in the city of Hawassa 275km southeast of the capital Addis Ababa – one of several it is building or planning to build all over the country.

The project is inspired by China and the Hawassa Industrial Park (HIP) – like many equivalents in China – will be dedicated solely to just one sector, textile and apparel.

At 1.3 million square meters it is the biggest in Africa and also the largest dedicated solely to export, said Zemdeneh Negatu, managing partner at Ernst and Young international consultancy firm.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony last week, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said the manufacturing sector’s share in Ethiopia’s gross domestic product (GDP) for many years stood at only 0.5 percent, showing the need for economic re-structuring if the country was to fulfil its economic promise.

Ethiopia’s economy, despite a period of rapid economic growth, still largely depends on agriculture. Volatile commodity prices, a severe drought, and political unrest have all curbed expansion.

The HIP has attracted 15 major manufacturing firms from China, Indonesia, the US, and Ethiopia itself. But Yuan Li, chairman of the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) which designed and built the industrial park, says it has even wider significance.
Ethiopia’s population is nearly 100 million, growing by 2.3 million a year, with a young labour force of 45 million people.
Ethiopia and the HIP were part of China’s one road, one belt initiative, a US1 trillion economic corridor that Beijing hoped would connect China to countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe.

He said industrial parks would be a powerful boost for the country’s economic development and the CCECC was a strategic long-term link between China and Ethiopia.

The CCECC is also engaged in other major projects in Ethiopia, including industrial parks in Adama and Kombolcha, and is also helping build the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway line which Ethiopia hopes will increase trade.
 

China, which has been for many the factory of the world, is now shifting to a higher-tech economy. Arkebe Equbay, special advisor to Desalegn and the brain behind Ethiopia’s industrial parks, said the parks could now attract lower-tech Chinese firms that were now moving overseas to find new markets.

Ethiopia’s population is nearly 100 million, growing by 2.3 million a year, with a young labour force of 45 million people.

Equbay said the manufacturing sector was best-placed to create jobs for all these people. In 10 years Ethiopia would be among the top 10 most populous nations on earth. For each direct manufacturing job, the equivalent of two indirect jobs were created.

The Industrial Park Corporation headed by Equbay is currently also constructing parks in Mekelle, Dire Dawa, Kombolcha, and Adama. It has plans to start construction of parks in September in Jimma, Bahir Dar, Arereti, Aysiha-Dwele, and Debre Birhan.

Despite Ethiopia recently attracting many foreign and local manufacturing firms, especially making textiles and apparel, the share of manufacturing in the GDP has remained small.
 
Desalegn said manufacturing contributed only 0.5 percent of the last decade’s 11 percent average economic growth.

“As annual manufacturing growth currently is 25 percent, in 10 years time it’s projected to increase its GDP share by four-fold and it’s share in exports to 50 percent,” Equbay said.

The key to achieving these targets and to realising Ethiopia’s ambition to become a middle income country by 2025 was Ethiopia’s cheap electricity, which was the cheapest in the world at four US cents per kilowatt hour, said Negatu.

Ethiopia had the second highest installed electricity capacity in Africa after South Africa. Negatu was not perturbed by landlocked Ethiopia’s current problems in moving goods because of a bottleneck at its primary outlet, Djibouti port.

“While Ethiopia is heavily dependent on Djibouti port, it shouldn’t divert us from looking for port alternatives in Somaliland and Kenya,” he said.

The Ethiopia-Djibouti railway line, nearly complete, would cut the transport time for exports and imports from four days to 10 hours.
Desalegn said the eco-friendly HIP “will be a showcase that environmental protection and development can go hand-in-hand to achieve a net zero carbon emitter country by 2025”.

Friday, July 15, 2016

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Fifteen global fashion firms, including giants H&M and PVH Corp., are tenants in a major new textile industrial park that officially opened its doors in Ethiopia yesterday.

Workers at another textile industrial park, Bole lemi, in Ethiopia (ipdc.gov.et)
Inaugurated 13 June by Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn, and built by a Chinese contractor, the 1.3-million-sq-m Hawassa Industrial Park will house 21 apparel and textile manufacturers in all, leading to a doubling of the number of jobs for Ethiopians in the sector, and the ballooning – by a factor of 10 – of the revenue generated by textile exports, the government says.
The Hawassa complex will be the single most dominant contributor to the country’s manufacturing sector, and will help the country generate $1bn from export revenues, said Arkebe Okubay, special advisor to Ethiopia’s prime minister and chairman of the country’s Industrial Parks Development Corporation, according to local media
Currently just over $100m is secured from the export of Ethiopian-made textile and apparel, but Arkebe told reporters that the industrial park will eventually generate 10 times more hard currency.
It will double employment in the sector as well, Arkebe said. For years the entire industry has employed around 53,000 people, while the factories being set up in Hawassa Park are expected to create some 60,000 jobs in one location.
Built by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation for a reported $250m invested by the Ethiopian government, the park comprises 37 factory sheds on a 300,000-sq-m plot, with another 120,000-sq-m of land ready to be developed on the, in total, 1.3-million-sq-m estate located 275km southeast of the capital, Addis Ababa.
US fashion firm PVH Corp. (owner of the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands), Sweden’s H&M, and China’s Wuxi Jinmao Foreign Trade Company are among the 15 foreign companies to be stationed in the park, along with others from India, Sri Lanka and China, and six Ethiopian companies.
The government has billed Hawassa as an “eco-friendly” industrial park because it will be mostly powered by hydro-electricity and employs energy and water conservation techniques.
In 2013 former World Bank chief economist Justin Yifu Lin told GCR that he believed Ethiopia was on the cusp of an industrial expansion seen in previous decades in Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong and China.
Photograph: Workers at another textile industrial park, Bole lemi, in Ethiopia (ipdc.gov.et)

Monday, July 4, 2016

Would you like to have your whisky with coffee?
The Singleton Presso-Tini comes with a marshmallow garnish that helps to balance out the bitterness and sourness of the drink perfectly. Photos: Diageo Malaysia
Single malt whisky brand The Singleton recently launched the Singleton Selects campaign, a unique and creative food and beverage movement that aims to create exceptional eat-drink experiences for Malaysians.
“Singleton Selects is a platform for us to welcome a new generation of whisky drinkers, particularly for those who are new to malt whisky,” according to Rajesh Joshi, marketing director of Moet Hennessy Diageo Malaysia for Diageo brands. “Through it, consumers can experience the versatility of Singleton through innovative pairings.”
For the first collaboration, Singleton worked with premium coffee roaster Coffex Coffee to come up with a whisky + coffee pairing unlike any other.
Coffex Coffee is an established and prestigious specialty coffee roaster that was first established in Melbourne in 1959. Known for its consistent and reliable blends, the brand first came to Malaysia in 1998, and has since grown into a major coffee and coffee equipment supplier.
The pedigree and quality of Coffex Coffee’s blends are the perfect match to the whiskies made by The Singleton, a range of single malt whiskies produced by Diageo that consists of malts from three distilleries – Glen Ord, Dufftown and Glendullan.
Glen Ord is the oldest (it was founded in 1838), and the only Highland distillery among the three. The Singleton Of Glen Ord is currently available in Malaysia, with four expressions: Signature, 12 Year Old, 15 Year Old and 18 Year Old.
For the collaboration, Coffex Coffee commissioned mixologist Kelvin Lee to create four exclusive cocktails by fusing its premium fresh coffee beans with The Singleton’s distinct expressions.
Each cocktail was designed to not only highlight the distinct flavours of both the whisky and the coffee, but also blend them both together to create a whole new experience altogether.
Besides using a different Singleton Of Glen Ord whisky for each of the four cocktails, Lee also chose two different coffee beans – Ethiopia Limu Agaro Yukro, and Ethiopia Limu Hunda Oli.
Besides using pure espresso in the cocktail, Lee found some different and unique ways to incorporate the coffee into the drinks, including using it to make syrup, and freezing them into ice cubes.
“It can be hard to pair coffee with whisky, because the coffee flavours might overpower the whisky. But we managed to research and slowly discover the best beans and best way to pair with each of the whiskies,” he said.
“The four cocktails each have their own distinct flavours: the first one is a more refreshing style to go with your appetisers, the second is a sour cocktail, then a sweet one, before ending with a strong one.”
The Singleton Ethiopia Style is a savoury, rich tipple that has layers of coffee, whisky, and honeydew flavours.
The Singleton Ethiopia Style
What’s in it: Singleton of Glen Ord 12 Years, homemade Coffex Ethiopia Limu Agaro Yukro syrup, honeydew fruit, chocolate syrup, lemon juice, and egg white.
The drink is a savoury, rich tipple that has layers of coffee, whisky, and honeydew flavours. Because the coffee is present in the syrup rather than from a direct shot of espresso, the coffee doesn’t overpower the more subtle flavours in the drink. Instead, the acidic, bitter coffee notes are present more in the background, melding together with the sweetness of the chocolate syrup, and the fruitiness of the honeydew and the whisky.
“The honeydew is there to enhance the Singleton. The 12YO is a light style of whisky, has a berry, fruity type of flavour, so the honeydew juice is meant to bring out that flavour,” said Lee.
The Singleton Presso-Tini
What’s in it: Singleton of Glen Ord 15 Years, Coffex Ethiopia Limu Agaro Yukro espresso, Earl Grey syrup, lemon juice, andmarshmallow to garnish.
This drink is where the true nature of the Ethiopia Limu Agaro Yukro comes out in full force. While the Earl Grey syrup adds a bit of tea-sweetness, it is the coffee that really stands out here, as the bitter but aromatic qualities of the bean pairs well with the slightly spicier notes of the whisky. The drink overall is a bit on the bitter side, but taking a bite of the marshmallow helps to balance it out more.
The Singleton Naughty Butter is one nutty cocktail, in all senses of the word.
The Singleton Naughty Butter
What’s in it: Singleton of Glen Ord 18 Years, Coffex Ethiopia Limu Hunda Oli espresso, peanut butter, macadamia nut syrup, agave syrup, and milk, with crushed peanuts and meringue garnish.
This is one nutty cocktail indeed, in all senses of the word. The Singleton 18YO on its own is already a decent dram – with lots of dark fruit notes, and some spiciness, though not as distinct as the 15YO. Lee, however, came up with a drink that enhances the dark fruit notes, while bringing out the nuttier flavours of the coffee by pairing it with peanut butter.
You may think the peanut butter flavours would overpower the coffee and whisky, but it actually helps to bind the bitterness of the coffee and the dark fruit notes of the whisky, while making for a drink that is as much a spectacle (and a meal!) as it is a drink. If you love peanut butter and coffee, you’ll love this.
The Singleton Kopi Ais is an after-dinner drink that reminds one of kopi O ais.
The Singleton Kopi Ais is an after-dinner drink that reminds one of kopi O ais.
The Singleton Kopi Ais
What’s in it: Singleton of Glen Ord Signature, Coffex Ethiopia Limu Hunda Oli espresso frozen into ice cubes, and agave syrup.
An after dinner drink that would remind most people of kopi O ais, but with an added whisky kick. The Singleton Signature is a medium bodied tipple that is good as an everyday session whisky.
Here, the focus is on making this a drink that one has after dinner, much like an after-dinner coffee. Instead of using pure espresso (and thus drowning out the whisky completely), Lee decided to freeze the coffee into ice cubes so that the coffee seeps into the drink as it dilutes. It’s an ingenious way to highlight both the qualities of the whisky and the coffee as well.
Exclusive New Year at Sidama
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If you had your New Year in January and you are craving for the next holiday, just come to Ethiopia which can allow you to have an exclusive New Year in June.
The UNESCO registered heritage festivity marks the Sidama people New Year. The Fichee-Chambalaalla festivity started by a married Sidama woman who paid a visit to her parents and relatives annually. She used to bring ''buurisame'' a local favorite made from false banana tree (quocho flour) mixed with spiced and purified butter and organic milk._ She served the special dish to her family and the neighbours which remained to be a symbol of unification and generosity of the society. The people kept the gala marking their New Year.
The Sidama have their own unique calendar; a week has five days, a month has twenty-eight days while a year is thirteen months long. Each year, the celebration date is fixed by the local elders who count the days through astrology practice. The day is commemorated with colorful carnivals, songs, yummy local dishes and a lot of milk. It’s a day of equality, allowing all the public to come together and celebrate irrespective of their gender, age and social status. During the eve, traditionally dressed children knock on every door to wish everyone happy New Year. It's a tradition to give the children ''buurisame'' as a sign of acceptance to their good wish.
You might think it’s outdated to receive advices and life instructions from elders and local leaders; but not to the Sidama people who live up to the elder’s instructions and life directions. Two weeks before Fiche, elders hold a fasting after which they pronounce blessings upon their people, cattle and villages. All the locals gather around the elders to listen to their annual life advices plus dos and don’ts. It’s not just a taboo to violate these instructions but also causes liability if the offense happens to be grave enough and done intentionally. The advices include: do not take what belongs to another, do not implore, be consistent to respect every society, work hard and do not cut down trees.
On Fiche day the ''buurisame'' is served in a wooden bowl called shafeta, which is larger than the one they commonly use for other occasions. People scoop the ''buurisame'' with the false banana leaf from one large bowl and eat it taking a dip at the hot butter. As a sign of respect for the cattle’s, Fiche celebration dishes do not include meat, because they believe they must honor their cattle on that day. If there is meat in anybody’s house from previous days, they put it outside of their home until the end of the celebration.
If you want to experience an exceptional carnival, local fashion and great food, you have come to the right place. Bonding with the locals is very easy who will make you feel at home sharing everything they have. It's truly a place which stays in your memory, already forcing you to make a return trip.

Friday, July 1, 2016

ሙሉ ዜናውን ከሪፖርተር ጋዜጣ ላይ ያንቡ

በሐዋሳ ከተማ በ300 ሺሕ ካሬ ሜትር ቦታ ላይ የተንጣለለው የሐዋሳ ኢንዱስትሪ ፓርክ፣ ለማምረቻ የተገነቡት 37 የማምረቻ ሼዶች ሙሉ በሙሉ በውጭና በአገር ውስጥ ባለሀብቶች መያዛቸው ተገለጸ፡፡ ከቀናት በኋላም በጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኃይለ ማርያም ደሳለኝ ተመርቆ በይፋ ሥራ እንደሚጀምር ታውቋል፡፡
የጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ ልዩ አማካሪ ዶ/ር አርከበ ዕቁባይ ለሪፖርተር እንደገለጹት፣ የሐዋሳ ኢንዱስትሪ ፓርክ፣ በዘጠኝ ወራት ውስጥ ያልቃል ተብሎ በተያዘለት የጊዜ ሰሌዳ መሠረት ከክረምቱ ወራት በፊት ሊጠናቀቅ ቀናት ቀርተውታል፡፡ በመሆኑም ሰኔ 23 ቀን 2008 ዓ.ም. የግንባታ ሥራው ሙሉ ለሙሉ እንደሚጠናቀቅ ዶ/ር አርከበ ገልጸዋል፡፡
የኢትዮጵያ ኢንቨስትመንት ኮሚሽን ኮሚሽነር አቶ ፍጹም አረጋ በበኩላቸው እንደገለጹት፣ ከውጭ ከመጡት አሥር ዋና ዋና ዓለም አቀፍ ኩባንያዎች በተጨማሪ ስምንት የአገር ውስጥ ኩባንያዎች በሐዋሳ ኢንዱስትሪ ፓርክ የማምረቻ ሼዶችን ተረክበዋል፡፡ እስካሁን ስድስት ያህል እንደነበሩ ሲገለጽ ቢቆይም፣ አቶ ፍጹም ግን ስምንት እንደደረሱና በጠቅላላው በአገሪቱ እየተገነቡ በሚገኙት ፓርኮች ውስጥ የማምረቻ ቦታ ለመከራየት የሚጠባበቁት የአገር ውስጥ ኩባንያዎች ቁጥር 22 መድረሱን ለሪፖርተር በሰጡት ማብራሪያ ጠቅሰዋል፡፡
ከዚህ ባሻገር በሐዋሳ ኢንዱስትሪ ፓርክ ውስጥ በአምራችነት ለመሳተፍ በሐዋሳ ኢንዱስትሪ ፓርክ የማምረቻ ቦታ የተከራየው የአሜሪካው ግዙፍ የአልባሳት አምራች ፒቪኤች (ዘ ፊሊፕ ቫን ሂውዝን ኮርፖሬሽን) ከሌላኛው የአሜሪካ ቪኤች (ቫኒቲ ፌር ኮርፖሬሽን) ከስዊድኑ ኤችኤንድኤም (ሔንስ ኤንድ ማውሪትዝ ኤቢ) ኩባንያዎች ከመንግሥት ጋር በመተባበር ባዘጋጁት ጉባዔ ላይ 35 ያህል የውጭ ኢንቨስተሮች በሐዋሳና በሌሎች የኢንዱስትሪ ፓርኮች ውስጥ ለመሳተፍ ፍላጎት አሳይተዋል  ተብሏል፡፡ ዶ/ር አርከበ እንዳብራሩት፣ ለጨርቃ ጨርቅና አልባሳት ዘርፍ ወሳኝ የሆኑት አክሰሰሪዎች የሚያመርቱ ኩባንያዎች ታድመዋል፡፡
አቶ ፍጹም ስለኩባንያዎቹ እንዳብራሩት፣ የኢንዱስትሪ ፓርኮች መስፋፋት ታዋቂ የጨርቃ ጨርቅና አልባሳት ኢንዱስትሪዎች ወደ አገር ውስጥ መምጣት፣ በተለይ ለአልባሳት አምራቾች እንደ ቁልፍ (አዝራር)፣ ዚፕና መሰል ግብዓቶችን፣ የስፌት ክሮችንና መሰል ግብዓቶችን የሚያመርቱ ኩባንያዎች መምጣታቸው ከትልልቆቹ መምጣት ጋር የሚያያዝ መሆኑን አብራርተዋል፡፡ በመሆኑም የልብስ አምራቾችን የፋሽንና የሞዴል ምርጫ ተንተርሰው ወደ አገር ውስጥ ለመምጣት ከወሰኑት መካከል የፈረንሣዩ ሻርጀስና የደቡብ አፍሪካው አይቲኤል የሚጠቀሱ ሆነዋል፡፡
በሌላ በኩል የመቐሌና የኮምቦልቻ ኢንዱስትሪ ፓርኮች ግንባታ እየተካሄደ ሲሆን፣ የአዳማ ኢንዱስትሪ ፓርክ ግንባታ ከሰሞኑ እንደሚጀመር፣ የድሬዳዋ ኢንዱስትሪ ፓርክም ከሁለት ሳምንት በኋላ ግንባታው እንደሚጀመር የገለጹት ዶ/ር አርከበ፣ የጅማ ኢንዱስትሪ ፓርክ ግንባታም ከሁለት ሳምንት በኋላ እንደሚጀመር አስታውቀዋል፡፡ ከእነዚህ ባሻገር ሞጆ ከተማ አጠገብ፣ አረርቲ ምንጃር በተባለው አካባቢም የግንባታ፣ የቤትና የቢሮ ዕቃዎች ማምረቻ ኢንዱስትሪ ፓርክ ግንባታ እየተጀመረ እንደሚገኝና የመሬት ርክክብ መካሔዱን ዶ/ር አርከበ ገልጸዋል፡፡ በድሬዳዋም በአንድ ሼሕ ሔክታር መሬት ላይ የሚያርፍና በተለያዩ ማሽነሪዎችና መሣሪያዎች ላይ ያተኮረ የኢንዱስትሪ ፓርክ ግንባታ በሐምሌ ወር እንደሚጀመርም ጠቅሰዋል፡፡
ይህም ሆኖ በጨርቃ ጨርቅ አልባሳት ዘርፍ ተሰማርተው የሚገኙ ትልልቅ አምራቾች ፈተና ውስጥ መውደቃቸው ታውቋል፡፡ የቱርኮቹ ሳይገንዲማ እንዲሁም አይካ አዲስ በኪሳራና ህልውና ጥያቄ ውስጥ መውደቃቸውን ሰሞኑን ለፓርላማ ከቀረበ ሪፖርት ለመረዳት መቻሉን መዘገባችን ይታወሳል፡፡
ይህንን በሚመለከት ዶ/ር አርከበ እንደገለጹት፣ ‹‹አይካ አዲስ በአገሪቱ ውስጥ የጨርቃ ጨርቅ ምርቶችን ኤክስፖርት እያደረጉ ካሉ ድርጅቶች ውስጥ አንዱ ነው፡፡ እነዚህ ድርጅቶች ከፓርክ ውጭ የሚሠሩ በመሆናቸው በርካታ ያልተመቻቹላቸው ነገሮች አሉ፡፡ የኃይል መቆራረጥ ያጋጥማቸዋል፡፡ የውጭ ምንዛሪ አቅርቦትና ሌሎች የተለያዩ ችግሮች ያግጥሟቸዋል፡፡ እነዚህን መንግሥት ደግፎ መፍታት አለበት፡፡ በመንግሥት መፈታት  ያለባቸው ጉዳዮች አሁንም እንዳልተፈቱላቸው መገንዘብ አለብን፤›› ብለዋል፡፡
በሌላ በኩል የ250 ሚሊዮን ዶላር ኢንቨስትመንት የጠየቀው የሐዋሳ ኢንዱስትሪ ፓርክ ግንባታ ላይ የተሳተፉት፣ ቻይናዊው የፓርኩ ፕሮጀክት ማናጀር ከሥራቸው ገበታቸው ቢባረሩም ይቅርታ ጠይቀው መመለሳቸው ታውቋል፡፡ የፕሮጀክት ማናጀሩ ዡ ሊ (ጆን) በሐዋሳ ኢንዱስትሪ ፓርክ ለኢትዮጵያውያን ሠራተኞች አግባብ ያለው የንጽህናና የመጸዳጃ አቅርቦት እንዲኖር ካለማድረጋቸውም በላይ ባሳዩት ያልተገባ ባህርይ በዶ/ር አርከበ እንዲባረሩ ምክንያት ሆኖ እንደነበር ቢሰማም፣ ይቅርታ በመጠየቅ ወደ ሥራ ምድባቸው መመለሳቸውን የሪፖርተር ምንጮች አረጋግጠዋል፡፡