Chinese company wins acclaim in Ethiopia's construction sector
Celebrating the structural completion of a landmark building in Ethiopia on Friday, China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) has received praise for its effective handling of construction projects in the east African country.
CSCEC, together with its client National Oil Company (NOC) Ethiopia, on Friday marked the topping out ceremony for the 20-storey building in Addis Ababa. The building will be the head office of NOC Ethiopia. Speaking at the ceremony, Tadesse Tilahun, CEO of NOC Ethiopia, affirmed that the completion of the main part of the building in just less than one year, with an average of 10 days per single floor, clearly shows CSCEC’s great dedication to workmanship and delivery time.
Tilahun also expressed his confidence that the building, upon its full completion, will be regarded as Addis Ababa’s major landmark. The building was designed with the shape of an ancient barrel, meant to reflect rich historical heritage and modern development ambitions of the east African country.
CSCEC, well known for its flagship African Union Headquarters building in Ethiopia’s capital, is currently building Ethiopia’s new National Stadium and the building for the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE), which will be the tallest structure in the east African region upon completion.