Sugar Corp. to Launch Dam Construction for Sugar Development

Construction of an irrigation dam for the 4.8 billion Ethiopian Birr Wolkayit Sugar Development Project will be launched soon, the Ethiopian Sugar Corporation said.

Project manager with the corporation Amenay Mesfin told journalists that the dam will enable to develop sugarcane on 50,000 hectares of land.

Amenay said construction of 75km canal is also underway to enable farmers in the area cultivate sugarcane on over 15,000 hectares of land.

Currently installation of a sugarcane crushing plant with a capacity to crush 240,000 quintals of sugarcane a day is underway , Amenay added.

The Wolkayit Sugar Development project is one of the ten sugar development projects proposed in the Growth and Transformation Plan of the Ethiopian Government.

Source: Walta

 

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