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2017-07-26 Public Participation Is Essential to Realize the Country's Vision
[Ethiopian Herald] The government frequently made vivid that Ethiopia not only has been registering a double-digit growth, but also undergoing a democratization process anchored in a federal system that guaranteed the respect for the rights of nations, nationalities and peoples in the country.

2017-07-26 Govt Committed to Transform Tourism
[Ethiopian Herald] The Ethiopian Tourism Organization (ETO) said it is committed to transform the tourism sector through creating massive investment opportunities for developers and exploiting the untapped tourism potential of the country.

2017-07-26 Industry, Technology Nexus Expediting Industrialization
[Ethiopian Herald] Efforts are underway to build the capacity of small and medium manufacturing industries at federal level by transferring technology either through training, or consulting, Federal Small and Medium Manufacturing Industries Development Agency said.

2017-07-26 Ministry Eyeing Capacity Building for Quality Education
[Ethiopian Herald] The government is commited to ensure higher education quality

2017-07-26 Unearthing Ethiopia's Industrialists
[Ethiopian Herald] For a country like Ethiopia - with an economy that is largely dependent on agriculture and a population with low purchasing power - small-scale industries should play a key role in it's path towards industrialization.

2017-07-26 Industrial Parks Key to Transform Economy, Livelihoods
[Ethiopian Herald] The construction of Hawassa industrial park was remarkably completed within nine months

2017-07-26 Glorious Ethio-Turkish Relations
[Ethiopian Herald] The Ethio-Turkish relationship is flourishing to a new dimension in the areas of investment, trade, development cooperation, humanitarian assistance and cooperation in the international arena. The Ethiopian Herald has had a short stay with the Turkish Ambassador to Ethiopia Fatih ULUSOY concerning these issues.

2017-07-26 Please for Attention
[Ethiopian Herald] Have you ever heard of experts talking about dried out of water bodies due to human activities? This may seem difficult to accept for the people who have no connection with lakes. However, those people who rely on lakes for their livelihoods could witness this scenario unfolding.

2017-07-25 Who Takes the Blame for Ailing State of Healthcare in State Hospitals?
[Addis Standard] "You have to apologize to the health professionals as we believe that you disrespected the professionals and the improvements made in the health sector," reads a letter written in Amharic on 3 July, 2017, and was sent to the national broadcaster, Ethiopian Broadcasting Service (EBS). The letter was written by the Ethiopian Medical Association (EMA) in response to a segment aired on EBS by a talk show host who took the liberty to "disparage the professional integrity of medical practitioners" in hospitals i

2017-07-25 Dairy, Meat Exports Surge
[Addis Fortune] The Ethiopian Meat & Dairy Industry Development Institute reported that the country generated 104 million dollars from meat, honey, wax, fodder products, and milk and dairy exports during the recently ended fiscal year.

2017-07-25 Downstream Costs of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
[ISS] The government of Ethiopia is currently constructing the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Once complete, the GERD will be the largest hydropower facility in Africa (about 6 000 MW) - nearly triple the country's current electricity generation capacity - and represent a potential economic windfall for the government.

2017-07-25 Food Assistance in Need to Rise
[Addis Fortune] The number of people that need humanitarian assistance is expected to rise further in the second half of 2017, according to the Ethiopian Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, issued on July 17, 2017. Until the first quarter of the year, it has been reported that the number of people requiring humanitarian assistance was 7.8 million.

2017-07-25 EU to Grant U.S.$15.8 Million Fund for Nile Basin Initiative
[Addis Fortune] The European Development Fund (EDF) Committee has given a qualified majority favourable opinion to commit 15.8 million dollars for the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) on July 18, 2017, although Egypt was lobbying against it.

2017-07-25 Two Foreign Companies Run Front to Supply Coal
[Addis Fortune] Two international coal suppliers, Riftcot Limited and HC Trading Plc, gave the lowest offers for the supply of 700,000 tonnes of coal to the Ethiopian Petroleum Supply Enterprise (EPSE). The procurement is estimated to cost close to 60 million Br.

2017-07-25 Developmental Assumptions of the Presumptive Tax Directive
[Addis Fortune] Information obtained from the Ethiopian Revenues & Customs Authority (ERCA) indicates that the Authority carried out a new reassessment of the income of 148,514 businesses that are under category "c", on the basis of the estimated revenue of the daily sales of goods and services. There was tremendous uproar after notices were issued on the results of the estimates and taxes imposed thereon.

2017-07-25 Court Puts Injunction Order On Meter Taxis
[Addis Fortune] Owners of taxis inside Bole International Airport, which have been fighting with the Addis Ababa City Administration Transport Authority (AACATA) over airport taxi services, were granted the injunction they sought to stop the newly imported meter taxis working inside the Airport.

2017-07-25 Development Bank Reshuffles Senior Management
[Addis Fortune] The Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE) has reshuffled its directors and district managers and has made a raft of changes to its organisational structure. The Bank assigned 16 new directors and three district managers.

2017-07-25 Time for Ethiopia to Enhance Regional Economic Integration
[Addis Fortune] International trade never used to be an issue, at least, not one borne out of apathy or misrepresentation. Ancient civilisations seldom traded with outsiders, but rarely because they did not want to.

2017-07-25 Reflections On the Social Health Insurance Strategy
[Addis Fortune] Recently, the Ethiopian government's attention has been turned to universal and sustainable healthcare services with decentralised financing. The government has recognised healthcare financing reforms, including health insurance, as part of the strategy to improve access to quality health services in an equitable, efficient and sustainable way.

2017-07-25 Meat Processing Plant Flourishes Near Ziway
[Addis Fortune] Frigorifico Boran Foods Plc, a subsidiary of Allana Group, has finally received an authentication certificate from the Ministry of Livestock Development & Fisheries to export processed meat from its recently built abattoir plant at Adami Tulu, 170km from Addis Abeba.

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