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The expressway is a part of a project connecting the town of Modjo with Hawssa city is opened

Officials of the Ministry of Transport have approved a toll tariff for the Modjo-Batu Expressway, which will be open to traffic beginning this week. The approval comes after the Ethiopian Toll Roads Enterprise proposed the toll fees for the expressway two weeks ago, built at the cost of 78.8 million Br a kilometre. The expressway is a part of a project connecting the town of Modjo with Hawssa city, divided into four lots at an estimated cost of 354 million dollars. It was designed by Techniplan International Consulting, an Italian firm, in partnership with Ethio-Infra Engineering Plc. This domestic firm has participated in dozens of projects, including the one billion Birr Maitsebri-Shire road project stretching 69Km. Drivers will be charged 0.77 Br a kilometre, while heavy trucks are to pay 1.05 Br. It is similar to the fees charged by toll stations on the Addis Abeba-Adama Expressway, a flagship project launched seven years ago after being constructed for 11.2 billion Br (132 mil

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Hawassa Industrial Park Obtains $114Mn from Face Mask Exports

  Ethiopia's Hawassa Industrial Park announced that it has obtained $114 million from the export of face masks during the recently concluded Ethiopian fiscal year. Fitsum Ketema, General Manager of Hawassa Industrial Park, remarked the 2020/21 budget year has been "a difficult year" for the sector because of COVID-19's blow to the market. However, the industrial park has used the opportunity to market face masks and other products that are used in the prevention of the coronavirus pandemic. Accordingly, he pointed out, $114 million has been secured in export earnings from such exports to Europe and the US. Mr. Fitsum applauded the government's efforts to help manufacturing companies cope with the pressure they have been faced with in providing alternative means of continuing operations. The efforts, he said, have brought about "impressive" results. Twenty foreign companies have obtained production sites in the park and started operations, the general man

Ghanaian defender Yakubu Mohammed to sign for Sidama Coffee in Ethiopia

  Ghanaian defender Yakubu Mohammed is headed to Ethiopia to sign for Sidama Coffee FC, can exclusively confirm. The 25-year-old centre back is expected to arrive in Ethiopia on Tuesday evening to complete his move on a free transfer. Mohammed will undergo his medical examination and subsequently sign a one-year renewable contract on Wednesday. The former Ghana U20 left Tanzanian side Azam FC after the 2020/2021 season came to an end after spending five years at the club. Mohammed joined Azam in December 2016 from Ghana Premier League club Aduana Stars after just one impressive campaign. He played for Tema Youth FC before moving to Aduana in July 2015. Mohammed recently received his very first Ghana national team invitation for international friendlies against Mali and Qatar in Turkey. Source

Ethiopia: Chinese-built industrial park generates 114 mln USD revenue

  Ethiopia's flagship Chinese-built Hawassa Industrial Park on Tuesday announced 114 million U.S. dollars revenue from the export of face masks to the international market. The reported revenue was generated from the export of face masks mainly to the U.S. and European markets during the recently concluded Ethiopian fiscal year, state-run Ethiopian News Agency (ENA) quoted Fitsum Ketema, General Manager of Hawassa Industrial Park, as saying. Despite the hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic, companies operating inside the premises of the industrial park were able to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic through the production and export of high-quality face-masks and related products, according to the general manager. Hawassa Industrial Park, which the Ethiopian government considers as a model for the construction of other industrial zones across the country, has proved successful immediately after its inauguration in July 2016 by attracting various world-class textile