Ethiopia expects to produce fertilizer locally in time for the next crop season according to a report presented to the House of Peoples Representatives by the Metal and Engineering Corporation.
The country planned to build eight fertilizer factories as part of its development agenda with five factories designated to produce DAP fertilizer and the remaining three to manufacture Urea fertilizer noted General Kinfe Dagnew, Director of the corporation presenting the report.It is to be remembered that a feasibility study conducted in the Yayu area of the Oromia Regional State last year led to the decision to build a fertilizer complex revising the initial idea said Kinfe. Currently the plan is to build two Urea and one Dap fertilizer factory as part of the complex he explained. The construction work on Yayu one is currently at 65 percent and 33 percent for Yayu while the design work for the Dap factory has been completed and civil work is underway said Kinfe.
A feasibility study for the construction of a triple super phosphate and a single super phosphate factories has also been launched he added.
The number of fertilizer plants to be constructed will come to a total of seven as opposed to the original eight according to this report.