Sugar Corporation CEO`s Happy New Year Message

We now have reached 2013 Ethiopian New Year as time elapses. Ethiopian Sugar industry which has counted more than half a century since established has passed through many successes and challenges in the past 65 years.  And, today it has started its journey of bright hope to return the industry to its former glory. In this aspect our corporation, crafting a reform plan and thereby be able continue the existence of the industry, has implemented it since July 2019 so as to realize the success of the sector in the…

Meet the national demand for sugar

Since recent years, Ethiopia has been constructing various mega projects in a bid to boost its economy and aspiring to join middle-income countries by 2025. The sugar projects, which are taken the lion’s share of all megaprojects were commenced and have been carried out throughout the country targeting to come out of the vicious cycle of poverty. As part of its Growth and Transformation Plan I, the construction of ten new mega sugar projects has launched or commenced in different parts of the country intending to create more job opportunities,…

Sugar sector reform increasing sector production capacity: Corporation

ADDIS ABABA (The Ethiopian Herald; August 13, 2020) – The reform in the sugar sector is helping to increase the annual production capacity of sugar factories, Ethiopian Sugar Corporation said. Gashaw Aychiluhim, Corporate Communication Executive Officer told The Ethiopian Herald that sector reform has enabled sugar factories to witness an increase in production during the just ended fiscal year. Up until the end of June, seven sugar factories have produced about 3.1 million quintals of sugar. In addition, Fincha and Metehara Sugar factories alone have produced 14.2 million liters of ethanol. Last year’s…

Tana Beles Sugar Factory One to Commence Trial Production in May

Tana Beles Sugar Factory  One is to  commence trial production in May this year Ato Weyo Roba, CEO of Sugar Corporation stated.  The CEO announced this at a visit prepared for Media and stake holders on January 24 and 25, 2020. Member of Board of Directors of Sugar Corporation, guests from Ministry of Finance, Office of Prime Minister, Public Enterprises Holding & Administration Agency, administrative bodies of the project`s three neighboring districts  as well as journalists from Addis Ababa and Amhara region have taken part in the visit. Tana Beles…

Ethiopia to Privatize Sugar Projects in First Quarter of 2020

The Ministry of Finance has announced that six sugar projects will be privatized in the first quarter of 2020. Finance State Minister, Eyob Tekalign, told journalists that the country is conducting technical assessment, validation of factories and social impact assessment for all the thirteen sugar projects, of which the six will be privatized in the stated period. The assessments on the projects are expected to be completed by the end of next month, he added. According to Eyob, useful information has been gathered from potential buyers in order to commence…

Plant & Process Conference Held

The annual Plant & Process Conference which has been customary in the sugar sector but interrupted for the past nine years was held from July  25- 26, 2019 at Executive Hotel in Adama City. On the two day conference 227 participants have attended and held discussions on the presentations of the ten year performance report of sugarcane and factory product and productivity. Solution-indicative further discussions have been held, it was learned. Participants have also held discussions on the road map of a five and three year’s sugarcane development and factories…

Accredited Research Findings of Four Local Sugarcane Varieties Released

Research findings of four local sugar cane varieties by Senior Researcher Esayas Tena Gashaw (Ph.D) of the Research and Development Main Center of Sugar Corporation have been accredited and released for the first time in the history of sugar development sector of our country. The sugarcane varieties were endorsed and released by The National Variety Releasing Committee on May 31 2019. The major benefits of the varieties among many others are the following: The varieties are  appropriate for different sugarcane growing ecosystems ; They have high yield of sugarcane as…

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…