The Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) has said that the first half of 2013 will focus on the performance of the trade and industry sectors and the issues to be addressed in the second half of the year. They also held talks with government officials in Hawassa. Director General of the Textile and Garment Industry Development Institute of the Federal Ministry of Trade and Industry, Sileshi Lema Lehukan.
Mr. Melaku Alebel, Minister of Trade and Industry of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, said Ethiopia will be a prosperous and promising country in the next 10 years. His Excellency Mr. Melaku Alebel, received the Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia, Zaho Zhiyuan, at his office. During the discussion, his ExcellencyMr Melaku Alebel said that Ethiopia and China have a long-standing friendship and the relationship has reached a new level, which has ensured the relative and comparative advantage of the two countries.
State Minister of Quality, Trade and Regulatory Affairs, Eshete Asfaw, said the agro-processing industrial parks have the full potential to replace imported products. Leaders of the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Amhara Regional Trade and Market Development and Industry and Investment Bureaus visited the Bure Agro-Industrial Park and the Fibella Oil Factory. Richland agro-industry and a Chinese company engaged in the production of oil and nutrients in the Bure agro-industry, which has completed 97 percent of the construction work, have been launched. The factory, which is operating at a cost of 2.1 billion birr and producing 1.5 million liters of oil per day, is expected to meet 60 percent of the country's oil demand.
The Amhara National Regional State held a discussion with the private sector in Bahir Dar. Eshete Asfaw, State Minister of Quality, Trade and Regulatory Sector at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, along with more than 65 importers, exporters, trade associations and sector associations representing the state's trade and market development as well as industry and investment heads Berhanu Tamialew and Girma Shitla. They held a consultation forum. He said the development of the manufacturing sector is one of the pillars of the industrial strategy.
Sileshi Lema, Director General of the Textile and Garment Industry Development Institute of the Federal Ministry of Trade and Industry, led the Federal Field Team led by Sidama National Regional State Trade Bureau He visited Yirga Alem Agricultural Processing Industrial Park with officials from the Bureau of Industry.
State Minister for Quality, Trade and Regulatory Affairs, Eshete Asfaw, Amhara Industry and Investment Bureau Head, Ato Girma Shitla, Head of Trade and Market Development, Berhanu Tamialew, and a delegation led by Responsible Institutions ECX visits January 3, 2021. According to the State Minister, we are working on the need to expand exports. At the same time, there is a need to balance income and expenses.