Last Saturday, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed inaugurated the Semera Industry Park in the Afar regional state. The park is expected to be built on 1000 hectares of land. The first phase of completion has been completed on 200 hectares of land.
Currently, 70 percent of malt is imported annually, leaving the beer industry short of supply. The malt maker will source its barely entirely from local farmers and 80 percent of the barley producers will be smallholder farmers.
Jack Ma, the co-founder and former executive chairman of Alibaba Group, is coming to Ethiopia. According to sources, he is to lead a large business delegation and will be arriving in the capital tomorrow afternoon.