Addis Ababa October 6/2013 The Ministry of Urban Development and Construction said it has set target to create jobs for 1.8 million people in this budget year.
Speaking in a meeting organized to evaluate the 2005EC. performance of Construction Design SC, the State Minister Engineer HaileMeskel Tefera said some one million of the total job is expected to be created in the construction sector.
Ongoing and new road and housing projects are helping to realize this goal, he said.
The Minister said construction of 50,000 condominium houses which will be launched in this budget year is among such projects.
The nation has managed to create jobs for 3.9 million people over the past three years, he said, adding some 50 percent of the total jobs were created in the construction sector.
Construction Design SC is a full fledged state owned consulting firm that deals mainly with the design, construction and supervision of roads, bridges and airports.