Construction Exhibition Brings Local, Global Industry Leaders Together

Ethio-Con Exhibition Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ashenafi Merede, a businessman, was cheerful when leaving the compound of the Addis Abeba Exhibition & Marketing Development Enterprise (AAEMDE) on the evening of Wednesday, September 17, 2014. He had just visited the 11th Ethio-Con Exhibition, which was organised by the Ethiopian Construction Contractors Association (ECCA). The exhibition, named “Construction: Path […]

Addis Ababa-Adama Expressway to Open for Service

Addis Ababa-Adama Expressway The Addis Ababa-Adama Expressway is set to start serving the public tomorrow after three years of construction. The six-lane expressway which is also the first of its kind in Ethiopia cost over 10 billion birr 80 percent of which is financed by Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of China due to be paid in 20 years. It […]

Interview: Paolo Elmi, General Manager of Elmi Olindo Construction Company

Paolo Elmi Established in 1937, Elmi Olindo Construction is one of the oldest building companies in Ethiopia; in fact it is one of the first business enterprises in Ethiopia. Paolo Elmi, general manager of the company and his brother took over the family business from their father. Over the passage of time, the Italian firm has embarked […]

Ethiopia’s Farms and finance

Addis Adama Highway By Nicholas Norbrook in Addis Ababa The government has a mission to use a strong state to build infrastructure and develop the industrial and agricultural sectors. It argues that it could repeat the rapid growth of East Asia in the 1990s, but critics warn about intimidation of the opposition and the risks of crony capitalism. The rebel […]

4.3km Meskel Square – Bole Ring Road opens to traffic

Bole Road Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ENA) – The 4.3km Meskel Square – Bole Ring Road upgraded in Addis Ababa City opened to traffic, the City Roads Authority said. Communication Affairs Work Process Leader of the Authority, Sisay Workneh told ENA on Wednesday that the road is part of the upgraded road projects. Sisay said the road was […]

Addis Chamber to construct HQ with 100 mln br

Ayalew Zegeye (left) and  Adey Abeba Tadesse of Aba Consulting Architects (photo: CapitalEthiopia.com) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association (AACCSA) selected a conceptual design for the construction of its headquarter at a projected cost of up to 100 million birr. The chamber plans to finalize the construction of its headquarters in three years and hopes to resolve the controversy with the Ethiopian […]

Construction Awards Honour Greats

Nigussie Tebege Nigussie Tebege honoured for outstanding lifetime achievement, whilst Mugher Cement recognised for contribution to industry. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The Ethiopian Chapter of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) has honoured Nigussie Tebege, professor emeritus, for his outstanding lifetime achievements in the Ethiopian construction industry, at a ceremony held at the Addis Hilton Hotel. Concluding its third […]
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