Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's year-on-year inflation rose to 8.5 percent in March from 8.2 percent the month before, the statistics office said on Monday.
The Central Statistics Agency said food price inflation increased to 10.1 percent in March, up from 9.6 percent the previous month, owing to a rise in the prices of items such as cereals, vegetables and fruits.
The non-food inflation rate also increased, to 6.9 percent last month from 6.8 percent in February, as prices rose for clothing and khat -- a leafy plant chewed as a stimulant in East Africa.
Sunday, April 5, 2015
The Arab Contractors Co. is building two projects in Ethiopia, with investments amounting to more than $111m, according to the company President and CEO Mohsen Salah.
In a press statement Saturday, Salah said the company built construction projects in Ethiopia last year with investments amounting to $30m, and Ethiopian employment in the two projects is approximately 90%.
“The company is studying building a new affordable housing project in Addis Ababa, such as residential buildings of 7, 9, and 12 floors”, added Salah. “The company is willing to participate in carrying out Ethiopian development projects, which the government intends to put forward during the current stage.”
The two roads are represented in two phases of the international road between Nairobi in Kenya and Addis Ababa the Ethiopian capital. The international road is considered a part of international road project between Cairo and Cape Town in South Africa.
Head of the East and West Africa sector Ibrahim Mabrouk said that the first road is on a length of 94.5 km, and the rate of completion reached 88% with a cost of $ 54.7m. It is expected to be completed by the end of May 2015.
Managing Director of the Ethiopian branch of the Arab Contractors Co, Yasser Bakir said that the second road has a length of 72 km, and the rate of completion reached 35%, with a cost of $56.5m, and will be completed in June 2016.
The Arab Contractors Co. is affiliated to the Egyptian Ministry of Housing and has projects in more than 29 countries. It has major investments in Africa,