Tana Belles Sugar Development Project

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It is a Project mainly found in Amhara Regional State at 576 kilo meters distance from Addis Ababa where two sugar factories are under construction and some parts of its cane plantation field is also found in Benishangul Gumuz Regional state. The construction of two sugar factories with design capacity of 12,000 TCD each is in progress.

When both enter into regular production with their full crushing capacity they will produce 2,420 tons of sugar and 20,827 meter cube ethanol a year. Tana Beles Sugar Factory One and Two are expected to enter into their regular production during the Second Growth and Transformation Period. The construction of the two factories is being carried out by a domestic company- Ethiopian Metal & Engineering Corporation.

A river diverting weir with a capacity of transmitting 60 cubic meter water per second; is already constructed together with controlling station, main canal as well as alluvial clearing structures over 30 k.m. area.

  • 12,807 hectares of land is made irrigable while 13,049 hectares of land is covered with cane.
  • 1,945 residential houses and 20 service giving blocks are already constructed at the site.
  • The project with a total area of 50,000 hectares for its cane cultivation gets its water supply from Beles River through a diversion weir built on it.
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