Tana Beles Sugar Development Project

The Project is located at Awi Zone`s Jawi District of Amhara region. Its head quarter is at Fendika Town 650 km from Addis Ababa and 225 km from Bahir Dar town.

Construction of two sugar factories, which can crush 12 thousand tons of sugarcane per day each, begun by Metal and Engineering Corporation (METEC). However, due to long delay observed from the contractor to construct Tana Beles Sugar Factory One and Two`s the contract signed with METEC was terminated by the Government in 2018 and 2017 respectively.

When the remaining construction of the two factories is completed they are expected to use sugarcane developed on 40 thousand hectares of land. The irrigation water supply for sugarcane development is made available because of the weir constructed on Beles River.

When the factories operate in full capacity each is expected to produce 242,000 tons of sugar and 20 million 827 liters ethanol a year. They also are designed to produce refined sugar. Furthermore, they altogether will have a design capacity of generating 45 megawatts electric power out of which using 20 megawatts for their own factory operation could send the remaining 25 megawatts to the national power grid and generate income.