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  • Irish Aid grants additional €2 million funding to drought relief efforts in Ethiopia

    Ireland's €2 million funding announcement brings the country's total contribution to meeting the urgent needs of those affected by drought to €5.5 million this year.The Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation Seán Sherlock has announced that the Irish Government will contribute an additional €2 million to the international response to the drought in Ethiopia.

    Ethiopia is currently facing a severe drought.According to the Ethiopian Government, an estimated 8.2 million people will need food aid this year.

     

     

    Ireland, through its development cooperation program Irish Aid, supports the Ethiopian government in building its humanitarian capacity and a social protection system capabilities. This enables Ethiopia to identify and respond to crises early, which saves lives and protects the livelihoods of those most affected by the impacts of severe drought and climate change.   In addition, Ireland is providing over €26 million through  bilateral aid program in Ethiopia to address poverty, vulnerability and hunger.Ireland is involved in many long term development programs aimed at helping vulnerable rural communities to adapt to the challenges posed by climate change.

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  • Ethio-Djibouti railway line begins carrying wheat from Port Djibouti

     

    Habesha2day.com The new Ethio-Djibouti railway line has begun carrying wheat from Port Djibouti to Adama town today.

    Additional wheat, which the government of Ethiopia had bought for people affected by the El Nino-driven drought, has reached at Port Djibouti.

    The Ethio-Djibouti railway project, linking Addis Ababa with the port of Djibouti, is being built in two sections in Ethiopia - the first segment extends from Sebeta–Meiso, while the second one extends from Meiso-Dewele.

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  • Ethiopian airlines conducted an all-women operated flight

    The first time in history Ethiopian Airlines conducted all-women operated flight on the from capital city of Addis Ababa to Bangkok route.The flight departed for Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday night.

     

    The flight was handled by women in every aspect from planning, to aircraft maintenance, and from the pilots to air traffic controllers.The Ethiopian airline says the main purpose of is to promote women’s empowerment and encourage more African girls to pursue aviation careers.

     

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  • Repi Land-Fill Power Project in Ethiopia to Begin Operation in 2016

    Repi land-fill power project in Addis Ababa that would generate 50MW of electricity is to begin power generation in the coming seven months, according to Cambridge Industries, UK-based leading waste management firm.

    Samuel Z. Alemayehu, Managing Director of Cambridge Industries in Ethiopia told The Reporter 75 percent of the USD 120 million waste-to-energy project is completed and will begin operation by 2016.

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  • Ethiopia starts the first international all women operated flight.

    [ Habesha2day] Ethiopian Airlines said it will operate an All-Women will operates Flight on Thursday November 19, 2015 on the Addiss Ababa to Bangkok route.

    This historic flight is aimed at crystallizing Ethiopian corporate conviction of “Women Empowerment for a Sustainable Growth” and it is the first of its kind in Ethiopian 70 years of service.

    This historical flight will be operated by an All - Female crew led by Female Flight deck crew members and senior female executives on board that flight. On ground Flight preparations will also be conducted by females only such as Cabin Operations, Airport Operations, Flight Dispatcher, Load Controller, Ramp Operations, On-board logistics, Aviation Safety and Security, Ticket Offices, Catering, Air Traffic Controllers as well as Global Call Center.

    Group Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked, “It is a great honor for us to have effective Women Aviation Professionals at Ethiopian in every aspect of the aviation field, which portrays Ethiopian as gender responsive organization that strives to pursue its underlying stance of being an equal opportunity employer. We are very proud of their achievements and contributions and it is our sincere belief that this will continue with an enhanced magnitude and passion to sustain Ethiopian on its fast growth trajectory.

    Above all, this is an good opportunity to stimulate young Ethiopian and as well as African female students to believe in their dreams and get on to fill the skill gap for Aviation professionals. Women are the continent’s greatest untapped resources, and hereby fully dedicated to ensure the increase number of women in decision making positions on top of key operational areas by consistently grooming and mentoring successor female employees for top managerial, technical and operational positions. We invite the whole world to watch our all-female operated long haul flight to and from Bangkok.”

    It is to recall that Ethiopian Airlines has created a more contributing situation for new mothers, by launching a Nursing Room equipped with modern amenities; comfortable reclining chairs, and refrigerators for the storage of breast milk. New electronic breast pumps are also distributed to new mothers. The fact that female employees comprise 30% of the total Ethiopian employee population signifies Ethiopian core value of equal opportunity employer.

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