Thursday, September 22, 2016

Project study integrating East African countries to begin in 9 months time

Addis Ababa, September 22, 2016 (FBC) -A project study that integrates the infrastructure of Eastern African countries will be finalized within the coming nine months.

East African leaders and U.S. high officials have conferred on ways of connecting the region with infrastructure, expanding tourism and managing wastage in agriculture products.

On the sidelines of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and Kenyan Vice President William Ruto have attended the discussion.

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker represented the American side.

The leaders have agreed to implement the expansion of infrastructure, tourism development, and waste management in agriculture in East Africa.

According to Ethiopian Ambassador to USA, Girma Biru, the project will be submitted for review within nine months.

He stated that the leaders have stressed the need for the support of the US government in implementing the project quickly.

During the discussion, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn said the complexity of the project should not delay the study as it is of vital importance to connect the countries in the region.

The project that would be of mutual benefit to both the US and Africa is expected to get loan from American companies, it was learned.

Source: ENA