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Cities Receive Digital Map

02 July, 2014

Source: Ethiopia Radio and Television Agency

Ethiopian Urban Development, Houses and Construction Ministry has handed over the digital map to 23 cities and towns of the country on 01 July 2014.

These large and medium sized cities and towns for which the digital map is prepared are in Tigray, Amhara, Oromiya, SNNPS and Harari, including Dire Dawa City Administration.

Deputy prime minister for finance and economic cluster and Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Dr. Debretsion Gebremicheal said that the development of this Digital Map or Graph with own capacity and its safety makes it different.

Urban Development, Houses and Construction Minister, Mekuriya Haile said that lack of modern land information in this nation has been posing problems for a long time on using the scarce resource of urban land properly.

Federal integrated land information project now is helping to avoid rent seeking and using the land resource appropriately with accountability by enabling to have modern land information, said the minister.

The Digital Map or Graph of Cities is prepared with the ownership of Urban Development, Houses and Construction Ministry in cooperation with Ethiopian Mapping and Information Network Security Agencies.

Reporter: Natnael Tsegaye.

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