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…

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…

The great sugar industry corridor of Ethiopia giving birth to another new sugar factory

The Second World War was the right time for the envies of super powers surface to colonize those nations with ample natural wealth. They have tasted their powerful weapons in order to put the resourceful nations under their control. Fighter jets dropped their bombs here and there. Tanks threw their fires everywhere. Roads were filled with corpuses. That was why the Dutch company HVA (a business firm that ran more than 36 companies by then operating in Indonesia) set its eyes on one of the East African countries, Ethiopia as…