The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia and stakeholders today (September 22) co-organized a briefing on the “Dine for the Nation” project for resident diplomats in Addis Ababa.
H.E. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed initialed the “Dine for the Nation” idea to gather financial resources for tourist attraction sites planned at Koysha, Wonchi, and Gorgora.
H.E. Eng. Abraham Belay, Minister of Innovation and Technology and H.E. Eng. Habtamu Tegegn, General Manager of Ethiopian Roads Authority, briefed the diplomats on the Koysha, Wonchi, and Gorgora projects.
At the occasion, H.E. Gedu Andargachew, Minister of the Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, delivered opening remarks.
He said the success stories of the recent Addis Ababa city beautification projects inspired the Government to aspire even for more grand scale projects at the national level.
The minister said the projects on Koysha, Wonchi, and Gorgora would add value to the transformation of Ethiopia’s Ecotourism.
The projects will also employ many people in the countryside and further stimulate the country’s aspiration to build a Green Economy, he added.
Mr. Gedu concluded his speech calling on the diplomatic community to make a practical contribution to the realization of these noble projects.
State Minister H.E. Burtukan Ayano also made a briefing about the establishment of a fundraising committee to support the projects.
Facilitated by Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, H.E. Ambassador Din Mufti, the audience discussed various issues regarding the projects.