Ethiopia prioritizes infrastructure devt to reduce poverty, accelerate economic growth
Addis Ababa, May 3, 2021 (FBC) – The Office of the Prime Minister today announced that the government of Ethiopia has been undertaking a wide range of infrastructure development activities a bid to reduce poverty and accelerate economic growth.
The office stated that the government of Ethiopia is working towards tangible changes in infrastructure.
The government has achieved core milestones by expanding road construction to lift farmers out of poverty and to ensure the equitable benefit of urban residents.
The part of the Ethiopia-Kenya highway, Hawassa-Moyale road of 500 km length, that constitutes the Trans-Africa road and the 380 meter long and 43 meter wide Abay River Bridge are excellent examples, the Office said.
Several irrigation projects including Diniq Calcal, Arjo Dedessa, Zarema, Gidabo, Ribb, Mecha are contributing towards productivity of agriculture in summer farming.
Six of the eleven industrial parks are operational paving way for industry led economy through which the government is working to create 200,000 direct and 500,000 indirect jobs.
Our tourism resource is one of the biggest economic prospects in the world and expanding its destinations in the regions and in the capital Addis Ababa.
To improve the supply of energy, drinking waters as well as sanitation services, a wide variety of work is undertaken.
During last six months alone, more than 164,000 people have benefited from the construction of infrastructure to supply drinking water, the statement indicates.