20 Best Ongoing Construction Projects in Ethiopia

best ongoing construction projects in ethiopia

Top Ongoing Mega Projects in Ethiopia



Ethiopian Construction Projects


Construction is one of the largest industry sectors in Ethiopia and according to some estimates the second largest employment generator after agriculture.

To eradicate poverty, expand Ethiopia’s infrastructure and to create jobs, the government has launched not only mega construction projects but also relatively minor ones, such as Unity Park, which cost a mere 5 million ETB.

Compare that with megaprojects in Ethiopia, the likes of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which costs a little less than 5 billion USD, then you have a government not afraid to reach deep into their coffers.

Ethiopia, has recently constructed marvelous projects including urban development projects, bridges, dams and industrial projects, etc.

The beautifully designed Wello Sefer Overpass on Bole Road is just a glimpse of the huge potential Ethiopia has yet to exhibit to the world, in terms of large public construction projects.

The following is a list of some of the most notable mega and minor public construction projects in Ethiopia, both ongoing and completed.



Ethiopian Mega Construction Projects

Recent Construction Projects Budget Source of Funding Source
Meskel Square Redevelopment 2.5 Billion ETB A.A. City Government https://twitter.com/TakeleUma
Beautifying Sheger 29 Billion ETB Part Chinese Govt, Part Public https://www.capitalethiopia.com/
La Gare 1.9 Billion USD United Arab Emirates https://www.eaglehills.com/newsroom/
Renovation: Prime Minister's Office and Grand Menelik Palace https://www.thereporterethiopia.com/article
Renovation: Addis Ababa City Hall 54 Million USD https://www.theguardian.com/cities/
Adwa Center 156 Million USD https://www.theguardian.com/cities/
Convention Centre 10 Billion ETB https://addisfortune.net/articles/


Ethiopia Government Construction Projects

Recent Construction Projects Budget Source of Funding Source
Addis Ababa City Library https://twitter.com/addisstandard
Addis Tomorrow 3 Billion USD https://www.capitalethiopia.com/featured
Addis Africa International Convention & Exhibition Center 2.7 Billion ETB https://addisfortune.net/articles/
National Palace Parking Lot 2.5 Billion ETB A.A. City Govt. https://addisfortune.news/
Unity Park 5 Million ETB United Arab Emirates http://addisstandard.com/
Megenagna Mass Transport Terminal https://twitter.com/TakeleUma/
Mesob Tower 681 Million USD https://constructionreviewonline.com

Ethiopia Government Construction Projects

Recent Construction Projects Budget Source of Funding Source
Largest Airport in Africa 5 billion USD https://constructionreviewonline.com
Lapsset Project https://constructionreviewonline.com
Genale Dawa III hydroelectric power plant 451 Million USD Government of Ethiopia and part loan
Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway 4 Billion USD Owned by Ethiopia and Djibouti/built by the Chinese company - CCECC
Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam 4.8 Billion USD Government of Ethiopia
Addis-Adama Toll Motorway 8.1 Billion ETB Government of Ethiopia - CCCC built