Hiber News Analysis March 2019


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Hiber News Analysis March 2019 A project, which was accomplished to adjust the burst breadth of the Koshe/Reppi dumpsite and anticipate added abrasion and landslides in the surrounding settlements, has been inaugurated today. The activity was congenital with 2 actor US dollars provided by the Government of Japan, through the United Nations Human Settlements Programme -UN-HABITAT, according to a account the Embassy of Japan beatific to FBC today. The commencement commemoration took abode at the dumpsite in the attendance of Mr. Daisuke Matsunaga, Ambassador of Japan to Ethiopia, Dr. Solomon Kidane, Deputy Mayor of Addis Ababa city-limits and Mr. Naison Mutizwa-Mangiza, Director, Regional Office for Africa, UN-Habitat. The Embassy of Japan responded anon to a appeal from the Addis Ababa City-limits Administration, calm with UN-HABITAT, by allowance to authorize resilient, safe and acceptable ecology administering systems for the citizens of Addis Ababa through the accomplishing of the Fukuoka Adjustment of Solid Decay Management, the account noted. The abstruse amount of the activity is the ‘Fukuoka Method’, a landfill and solid decay administration arrangement developed in Japan by Professor Yasushi Matsufuji of Fukuoka University. Under this method, a amount of vertical pipes are set up to absolution the methane gas that accumulates underground, appropriately finer preventing a accessible collapse of the debris mound. The Fukuoka Adjustment is a semi-aerobic landfill band-aid developed in the aboriginal 1970’s in Japan. Currently, it has been alien in over 14 countries about the world, while over 100 countries accept accustomed training in the method. Quality decay administration is a part of the top antecedence areas in the Nairobi Accomplishing Plan of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI).

Ethiopia’s government has explained that privatisation of the national airline and state telecommunications company is being done to ease the shortage of foreign currency. Ethiopia announced last week plans to open its state-run telecoms monopoly and state-owned Ethiopian Airlines to private domestic and foreign investment. In an exclusive interview with state broadcaster, Fana BC, Dr. Yinager Desie, Commissioner of the Ethiopian National Planning Commission said lower export performance, failure of mega projects to commence production, high demand for imported goods and growing external debt burden have worsened the shortage of foreign currency. displayAdvert("mpu_3") Ethiopia requires more than $13 billion over the coming two years for oil importation, private investment, upgrading of existing projects and for repayment of external debt. South African telecommunications firms MTN Group and Vodacom Group have already expressed interest in taking up investment options in Ethiopia’s telecom sector as soon as it opens up. Desie says the privatised enterprises would generate large amount of foreign currencies to tackle shortage. The commission will therefore give priority to foreign companies in privatising the enterprises as government’s decision is targeted obtaining foreign currency.


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