$167 Million Addis Ababa Technology Center to be Built by Civil Engineering Construction Corporation of China

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Addis Ababa Technology Center of excellence will foresee construction in the future and will be utilized in training electrical engineers in the country. This construction project will be undertaken by Civil Engineering Construction Corporation of China and the facility would be for Ethiopian Electricity Utility (EEU). According to the chief executive of EEU, Shiferaw Telila, stated that the upcoming center will have reliable, efficient and advanced services that will be compatible with contemporary technology.

This Addis Ababa Technology Center construction project has been facilitated by the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project. Currently the country has a potential of 60 Gigawatts from hydroelectric power, wind power, solar and the geothermal sources. As for now the grid system is in big struggles as it is under pressure of supplying power to a population of more than 110 million people. The mega dam itself has a capacity of producing more than 5,000 Megawatts of electric power and it stands to be one of the largest hydroelectric dams in the continent of Africa.

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Addis Ababa Technology Center Construction Cost and Facilities

The Addis Ababa Technology Center facility will cost $167 million and will have quite a number of workshops and laboratories that will be utilized in training and research. It will also contain a control center, a single meeting all, dormitories visitors and students. Sporting facilities will also be built in the institution and will be inclusive of an athletics and a football pitch. This facility will be located in Kotebe sub-city, Addis Ababa.

In the coming future the authorities in the country look forward to seeing  the demand for power supply increase by 30% annually as the economy of the country continues to grow. This investment in the electricity sector of Ethiopia possesses a significant promise for providing quality service and reliability for potential customers. Moreover, it will be very instrumental in providing training and development of future electrical engineers and technicians in the country.