By Tigrai Online, June 22, 2012
The Yayu Fertilizer Factory project is one of the largest construction projects in Ethiopia. The winner of the construction contract is a local Ethiopian company. The project with a total area of more than 54 hectare or 540,000 meter square it is easy to imagine how grandiose this factory is.
Yayu is located at Ilibabur zone, Yayu wereda. As you can see on the YouTube video, 91 dump trucks, 19 excavators, 15 loaders, 13 bulldozers to mention the few participating on the project.
The excavation and site clearing was completed in less than 60 days. Clearing and excavation work has been finished and concrete work and factory erection will commence in 2005 Ethiopian Calendar.
This has broken all the records and it is a solid proof that it is not only the Chinese or the Italian companies who are capable of doing construction work in such great scale. We have home grown contractors who can do as good as the foreigners.