The construction of modern shedes to be used for micro and small enterprises as well as other businesses in Addis Ababa is underway with a cost of 7.7 billion Birr, Mayor of the City Administration, Adanech Abiebie said.
The Mayor disclosed this today during her meeting with women in the capital to discuss on ways to ensuring their economic and other benefits.
During the occasion, the participants have expressed that the projects being implemented by the government to ensure equal benefits for women are encouraged.
They mentioned that they have been benefiting from the various development projects being carried out in the capital to improve their likelihoods.
Urban agriculture and school feeding programs are some of the projects mentioned by the participants.
Mayor of City Administration, Adanech Abiebie said there has been a real change in school feeding program and other activities that are implemented to ease the pressure on women in terms of decision-making and leadership.
According to the Mayor, construction of modern shedes to be used for various businesses in Addis Ababa is underway with a cost of 7.7 billion Birr.
Noting that Addis Ababa is the seat of international diplomatic community, she said several facilities are being built for micro, small enterprises as well as other kinds of businesses in a manner that fit the existing realities of city.
Accordingly, works are underway to replace old business areas built with plastics by modern shades.
The Mayor added the facilities are expected to help ensure the benefit of women in the capital.
On the other, she stated various activities are being carried out to address the questions of good governance and development step by step in the capital.
The mayor urged women to play their part to ensure lasting peace, which is the basis for the development of the country and the benefit of all citizens.
Source: Ethiopian News Agency