Ethiopia: Integrated Master Plan Basic for Development

Addis Ababa and Oromia Special Zone Master Plan is to integrate the development of the city's and towns around it, said the project office.

The Addis Ababa and Oromia Special Zone Integrated Development Master Plan project Office head, Mathios Asfaw told foreign correspondents here in Addis that the master plan is to develop the capital and its surrounding area in a modern way.

As Addis Ababa is also the 'Capital of Africa' the integrated master plan aims at making the city and its surrounding comfortable to life by 2025, he said.

He also indicated that the integrated master plan has been prepared taking the experiences of different countries.

According to the Addis Ababa Housing Development Office Head, Tilahun Regassa the Master Plan will create additional development opportunities for both.

It is indicated that inclusion of 6 Oromia towns: Gelan, Dukem, Sebbeta ,Legettafo, Sendaffa and Burrayu, in the Integrated Master Plan is to benefit them from the development.

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