Government of Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)

19 November 2012

Ethiopia: The Sugar Corporation Creates Nearly 30,000 Jobs.

According to the newsletter of the Sugar Corporation new sugar development projects in various parts of the country created job opportunities for over 28,000 people during the last Ethiopian budget year.

The jobs came from the developments in sugar projects in Beles, Kuraz, Wolkite and Kessem/Tendaho. Along with the employment opportunities, the corporation also provided a series of development in connection with the projects, among them roads, potable water, schools and other infrastructural developments. The Sugar Corporation, a state-owned company, is building 10 new factories in its bid to become one of the world's ten major exporters of sugar as well as fulfilling local demand. In the last financial year the Sugar Corporation distributed more than 4.3 million quintals of sugar to consumers in Ethiopia as well as making available more than 11 million liters of ethanol, over 300,000 quintals of molasses, 15,000 cartons of candy and nearly 3,000 quintals of bagassse.

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