Ethiopia Could Open Important Projects to International Bidding

Agencia Informativa Latinoamericana Prensa Latina
Addis Abeba, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia plans to offer in international tender some of the most important projects of the country, among them one for fertilizer production, after cancelling the contract of a military-industrial conglomerate, it was known today in this capital.

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The measure is part, in the opinion of experts, of a plan of the new administration, headed by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of reducing favoritism to security forces, in response to recurrent protests over the last months.

Some weeks ago, a similar norm was announced, but with the Project Tana Beles II, of the sugar industry ‘for its low yield and delay’.

Now, according to the spokesperson of the Ministry of Public Enterprises, Wondefrash Assefa, when assessing the advances achieved on the plan that involves the production of fertilizers, called Yayu and located in the region of Oromia, it was found that Metals & Engineering Corp., in charge of it for the last six years, only achieved to complete less than half the work in that complex.

The office Cherifien des Phosphates, contractor of the sector based in Morocco, could be one of the enterprises considered to take charge of the project, said Wondefrash.

However, he said that they have not reached definite conclusions yet as to what will be done.

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