ADDIS ABABA – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his deputy, Demeke Mekonnen, have launched on Sunday one of the three projects under Dine for Ethiopia to be built on the north shore of Lake Tana in south of Gondar of Amhara region.
“Two weeks after ‘Dine for Ethiopia’, we officially launch the construction of the Gorgora project,” the PM announced on Sunday in a program attended by senior regional and federal governments officials.
The PM’s initiative, Dine For Ethiopia project, has already managed to fund-raise 4.2 billion Birr to cover the cost of the three projects to be constructed, not only in Gorgora, but also in Oromia’s Wonchi and SNNP region’s Koysha.
The Abiy administration introduced the nation-wide initiative in August, 2020 after his similar projects in Addis Ababa became reality.
Officials believe the construction of the newly launched project in the Amhara region, apart from creating job opportunities for communities residing in the vicinity, would bolster the tourism and service sectors.
The gorgora project “will serve as a hub for the development of Gondar and Bahir Dar,” Abiy said after Sunday’s event.
“A place of many treasures, the site has immense tourism, agro-processing and manufacturing potential,” he added.
Apart from Gorogra, the initiative will execute similar development projects in Wonchi, an area endowed with hot springs and waterfalls and has a legacy of once powerful volcanoes; and Koysha, a uniquely situated placed in the green hills and lush forests of Southern Ethiopia.