Construction of Tana Beles Sugar Factory Number 1 Resumed

Factory expected to produce sugar in eight months requires 95 million USD The remaining construction of Tana Beles Sugar Factory Number 1 resumed last week following Sugar Corporation’s and China CAMC Engineering Co., Ltd (CAMCE) agreement signed in January 2019 to complete construction of the factory very soon. According to the agreement, the Factory is expected to produce sugar in eight months period. Most of the 5.7 billion birr finance allowed by the Ethiopian Government is to be spent for the completion of Tana Beles 1 and Omo Kuraz 2…

Sugar Development Projects

Omo Kuraz Sugar Development Project It is a project found in South Omo Zone (Selamago and Gnanegatom Districts), Bench-Maji Zone (Surma and Mieinitshasha Districts) and Keffa Zone (Diecha District) of Southern Nations, Nationalities & Peoples Region. It is about 825-954 km from Addis Ababa via Hosaena – Arbaminch -Jinka or 859-988 km via Shashemenne – ArbaMinch – Jinka route. It is an hour flight to Jinka plus a vehicle journey that stretches from 80 -220 km. The project has four factories that can crush 60,000 tons of sugarcane under construction…

Research and Development (Main) Center

Research works on sugar begun in our country in 1951 by the Dutch HVA Company. The Headquarter of the then Research Center was in Amsterdam. The center by then had been giving a strong support for sugar factories in Ethiopia. Since the factory started planting sugarcane and start sugar production, evidences show trainings on sugar industry were used to be given from 1958. Later, due to the factories transfer to public ownership, this made the research works had been carried out by different organizational structures at different times. It was…

Investment

Investment Opportunities and Joint Venture The government has decided to transfer public enterprises to the private sector totally or partially. Encouraged by this several domestic and expatriate companies have showed interest to work in joint ventures and private investment on sugar and related sectors. It is known that Sugar Corporation has issued Letter of Intent in September 2016 prior to the government`s recent decision to invite investors. Accordingly, till January 2019, 30 companies have shown interest and presented their profiles to work in joint ventures with Sugar Corporation. Discussions were…

The industry with scores of benefits

Sugar Industry is one of the industries which contribute immensely for the industrial transformation of our country. The country has huge labor and resources like water, suitable climate and ideal landscape to expand this export-oriented manufacturing industry. It has to be done hand in hand with increasing productivity. Ethiopia has favorable climate for sugar cane development. It also has more than 500 thousand hectares of irrigable land suitable for the sector. Moreover, it has abundant untapped water resource. These make the sector seek more attention and a coordinated effort. Till…

Rays of hope from OMO

Have you ever imagined sugar needs an axe than a spoon for consumption? But this had happened in earlier days of sugar production. Had you lived that time you would have used a “sugar axe” first  and thereafter a spoon to stir your cup of tea or coffee. Thanks to technological innovations of our days, sugar is now-a-days produced in the form of grain or powder. But before engulfing the globe, this sweetener is said to be originated from India. And, during the aforementioned old days sugar was produced in…

Ethiopian Sugar Corporation’s Mission, vision & Values

Mission: Creating modern technology and capable human resource so as to develop the nation’s potential to the sector, produce sugar, sugar bi-products and co-products and take remarkable foreign market share and support the nation’s economy beyond satisfying domestic demand and ensuring the benefits of the public. Vision: Stand as one among ten leading countries of the world in sugar industry in 2023 based on a sustainable growth. Core Values Sustainable change and competitiveness; Virtuous work ethics; Productivity is crucial to our existence; Popularity is our typical feature; We never stop…

Tana Belles Sugar Development Project

It is a Project mainly found in Amhara Regional State at 576 kilo meters distance from Addis Ababa where two sugar factories are under construction and some parts of its cane plantation field is also found in Benishangul Gumuz Regional state. The construction of two sugar factories with design capacity of 12,000 TCD each is in progress. When both enter into regular production with their full crushing capacity they will produce 2,420 tons of sugar and 20,827 meter cube ethanol a year. Tana Beles Sugar Factory One and Two are…

THE TRIUMPHANT JOURNEY OF OMO-KURAZ SUGAR DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Introduction The command area of Omo-Kuraz Sugar Development Project incorporates some areas of South Omo Zone (Selamago and Gnangatom Districts), Bench Maji Zone (Surma and Mienitshasha Districts ) and Keffa Zone (Diecha District) of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State of Ethiopia. 1.1 The Land Selected According to the revised plan of the sugar development sector the command area of the project selected for the construction of four sugar factories, one with 24,000 TCD and the rest three with 12,000, is 100,000 hectares where cane cultivation is going on.…

Capital Intensive Sugar Projects Still Bearing Fruit

Never once in Ethiopian modern history that the nation has embarked on a capital intensive and with so many sugar development projects except during the kick off the First G.T.P. The nation was introduced with the industry some sixty years back working with the Netherland¢s Company – H.V.A. in a joint venture modality. And, the construction of sugar industries in Ethiopia by then and the following years thereafter was on “one at a time” basis only while the constructions of the sugar factories were carried out by foreign companies. Unlike…