Construction of Adowa Center at Piassa Starts

  • Addis Ababa City Administration Awards 6 Projects Worth 10.7 Bln Birr to 3 International Firms

ADDIS ABEBA – A Chinese firm has begun the construction of Adowa Memorial Center at the heart Addis Ababa on Wednesday.

The center will commemorate the Ethiopians who fought with Italy forces on March 1, 1896, at the Battle of Adwa.

The Addis Ababa city administration believes it will pass on the historical victory, also known as Adwa Victory, to the next generation.

The construction is taking place in a plot that was repossessed from the MDROC Investment Group.

The administration, which covers the 4.6 billion birr cost of the project, expects the construction of the memorial center to be completed in a two-year time.

China Jiangsu International Economic and Technical Cooperation Group are undertaking the construction of the center, that will house a museum, a 2000-seater conference hall, cinema hall, library, gymnasium, a 600-car capacity parking space, green areas, and cafeterias, according to city officials.

Despite starting the construction on Wednesday, the Chinese firms officially signed the agreement to construct the center on Thursday.

Apart from China Jiangsu, two other Dubai and Italy based firms signed for construction five more construction projects in Addis Ababa.

State-affiliated FBC reported the city administration enters into six agreements worth a total of 10.7 billion Br with the three international firms.

Apart from Adwa center, a library in front of Arat Kilo Parliament hall and Pushkin Square-Gotera interchange road are among the six projects that were awarded to the firms.

The others are a car parking construction, a 3.1km-Bole -UK embassy construction and the renovation of the municipality building projects.

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