A foundation stone for an eighth dry port has been laid in Wereta, South Gondar zone of the Amhara regional state, by the Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Services Enterprise.
Dagmawit Moges, Minister of Transport and Ambachew Merkonnen (PhD), President of the Amhara region, and other government officials were present at the ceremony. Mrs. Dagmawit, in her remarks, said the dry port will help export raw materials and agricultural produces from the regional state. Dr. Ambachew noted the key role he said the port will play in improving and facilitating Ethiopia’s import-export.
The port, which cost 100 million birr, will rest on 20 hectares. Intending to make the port operational in six months, construction has begun on three of the twenty hectares. This will be the first phase of four the construction of the dry port will have.
Roba Megersa, CEO of the Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Services Enterprise, said the inland ports target efficiency in terms of cost and time involved with using sea ports of neighboring countries
The Wereta Dry Port will be the eight dry port for Ethiopia.
Source: Fana BC