Agency Denies Bid Protest Over Dukem Depot Project

By Berhane Hailemariam The claimant complains unfair measures were taken while awarding SMEC A complaint filed by a UAE based Company over the fairness of the procurement process to hire a consultancy firm for the Dukem Oil Terminal was rejected by the Public Procurement & Property Administration Agency. The grievance hearing board of the Agency[…]

Addis Receives Grant to Close Perilous Qoshe

By Yonatan Belay The City Administration is planning to change the dumpsite into a scientific park The Addis Abeba City Administration has received 10 million euros loan from the government of France to close down Repi Landfill, a.k.a Qoshe. The site is recently identified as vulnerable to fire hazards. Research conducted by the City Administration[…]

Ethiopian Takes Off With New Engines

By Fasika Tadesse The engine procurement and maintenance deal is worth $917.5m Ethiopian Airlines, the national carrier, has signed a 934.4 million dollars deal with two American companies for engine procurement and maintenance as well as Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) service contract. Ethiopian made the deals with General Electric Global (GE) and Honeywell International Inc.[…]

Addis Soon to Get New City Hall

By Berhane Hailemariam The hall is expected to be constructed within two and half years In the next two and a half years, Addis Abeba is getting a new municipal hall, which will feature architectural designs from various cultural places in the country. For the design, the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture Building Construction & City[…]

‘There Are Going to Be People Who Are Going to Embrace This Change and People Who Are Going to Resist It,’ – U.S. Ambassador

Photo: Addis Standard U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Mike Raynor. interview Ambassador Mike Raynor joined the State Department in 1988, and is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor. He has been Director of the Bureau of Human Resources’ Office of Career Development and Assignments since September 2016. From[…]

Rally, the Euphoria and the Bang Many of Us Took for Firework

Photo: Addis Standard Screenshot of broadcast by Ethiopian Television of a massive rally in Addis Ababa where an explosion followed an address by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Mahlet Fasil, Etenesh Abera and Ephream Seleshi, Addis Standard’s team on the ground (This is their experience of what they saw on Saturday June 23 at the rally[…]

Industrial Parks for Industrial Transformation

By Zelalem Girma Of late, accompanied by Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, the Eritrean High Level Delegation to Ethiopia headed by Eritrean Presidential Adviser Yemane Gebreab and Foreign Minister Osman Saleh made a tour to visit development projects in Hawasa, capital of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Regional State. They were briefed on the[…]

Stakeholders Need to Enhance Commitment for Peace

The inspirational leadership of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is bearing fruit as many people have shown interest to participate in the rally organized to acknowledge his initiatives ever since he came to power about two months ago. He has influenced peoples thoughts towards national reconciliation, unity, forgiveness … etc. Acknowledging his assertive leadership in uplifting[…]

Role of Genuine Opposition

By Yohannes Gebresellassie (Phd) Any government is responsible among other things for arranging the day-to-day business of the nation. _As the initiator of policy, it indicates which action it wishes parliament to take, and explains and defends its position in statements and public debate. Parliament is responsible for making the Government accountable for its actions.[…]

Why People to People Relations Need More Concern?

By Henok Tibebu Professor Fikre Lema Though unity in diversity and entertaining or sharing common national agendas still continued as typical values of Ethiopians, higher educational institutions and other concerned elements have made little efforts in promoting people to people relationships based on constructive historical backgrounds over the past few decades, scholars say. However, maintaining[…]