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Justice Information system project freezes

A multi-million dollar project to digitalize the country’s justice infrastructure— the National Integrated Justice Information System— is on hold two months after the opening of the financial proposal of the competing bidders.

Homebuyers call for PM intervention

Homebuyers with the Addis Prefab Manufacturing Industries Plc. called for intervention from the Office of the Prime Minister.

In a letter dated August 27, 2017, homebuyers aired grievance over undue delays to build houses, and asked for remedy for their plight. They also stressed that if they did not hear from authorities soon enough, they would stage a demonstration on September 5, 2017.

Steely leads pack in half billion steel supply

Steely RMI Plc, a noted local steel bar manufacturing company, has progressed to the financial evaluation stages for the supply of 50,084 tones of reinforcement bars for public housing projects in Addis Ababa.

The purchase could cost the city up to half a billion birr.

Rising trademark debacle

At global level the issue of intellectual property right or particularly trademark is an essential issue at the international business arena. Specially, over the couple of few years a battle over the trademarks between firms in USA and China has been a trending issue. Closer to home, the issue is actively pursued by the Intellectual Property Rights but when it comes to enforcement, the Office sees limitations its power.

Tourist zone

The Chinese giant Maxtor International Financial Services Group on Wednesday inked a memorandum of understanding with the Amhara Regional State that would enable the former to build a Special Economic Zone in Bahr Dar.

Oromia gripped by another round of strike

US, Canada issue travel warning

Not long after the 10-month state of emergency (SoE) was lifted by the House of People’s Representatives (HPR), stay home strike and isolated incidents of unrest has flared up in several parts of Oromia this week, resulting in business boycotting, road blockage and attacks on vehicles that refused to cease operation.

Addisu Arega, head of communications with the regional government, confirmed to The Reporter that several vehicles have been damaged by the unrest in various localities of the regional state.

New gold mines to resurrect deteriorating export

Ministry to tackle illicit gold trade

Three foreign and local mining firms are developing large scale gold mines in different parts of the country which are expected to revive the declining foreign currency earnings from gold minerals export.

The Minister of Mines, Petroleum and Natural gas, Motuma Mekassa, told The Reporter that a giant American gold mining company, Newmont, is developing a large scale gold  mine in Tigray Regional State. “Newmont, one of the leading gold mining firms in the world, is doing a great work in Tigrai,” Motuma said.