ADDIS ABABA— Metahara Sugar factory's renovation works on damages caused by thunderstorm has reached a completion of 90 percent, Ethiopian Sugar Corporation disclosed.
The Corporation Communication Directorate Director Gashu Ayichiluhum told The Ethiopian Herald that the factory's roof structure had been partly destroyed by the incident and the factory has been carrying out renovation activities since then.
“Despite the damages inflicted on the factory, it has gone operational for last three months due joint efforts of the government and stakeholders producing over 380,000 quintals of sugar.”
As to him, the factory has been engaging in transferring technology and developing human skills apart the refurbishment efforts .
It was learnt that the renovation works are being done by India based Tessy Engineers and Enterprises .The Corporation has allotted 16 million Birr to restore the factory. The consultancy work had been executed by Ethiopian Construction and Design Supervision Corporation.
Metahara Sugar Factory is stationed in the Oromia State, about 200 kilometers from Addis Ababa ,has the capacity to produce 136,000 tons of sugar annually, representing an estimated 20 percent of nation sugar consumption. The Factor was established in 1962.
BY MENGISTEAB TESHOME