Ethiopia, Japan sign grant agreements worth $51 mln


(EBC; August 12, 2017) - Japan on Friday inked grant agreements worth 51 million US dollars with Ethiopia.

The agreements aim to finance three development projects: installation of geothermal wellhead in Aluto Langano, Construction of Secondary Schools in Tigray regional state and improvement of water supply in Bahir Dar City.

The projects would help provide energy for more than 300,000 people, build secondary schools with a combined intake capacity of more than 8000 students, and supply clean water.

Japanese Ambassador to Ethiopia Shinichi Saida affirmed during the agreement signing that his country would continue assisting Ethiopia's efforts to become middle income economy by 2025.