Prime minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) said that the construction of sugar projects would be completed in six months time, according to Amhara Mass Media Agency.
Different works are done to complete the construction of Sugar projects which delayed due to various reasons, said Abiy, during his meeting with officials of Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM).
Fruitful activities are undertaking in order to create better national and bring social and economic reforms in the nation, he said, mentioning the discussion with the Ethiopian diaspora and reconciliation process between the two synods as an example.
Regarding economic aspects encouraging results are registered, 130 million dollars are collected in two weeks time after the announcement of made to the public to exchange or save hard currency at hand, said Abiy.
During the discussion which held in Bahir Dar, the capital city of Amhara Regional State, Abiy Ahmed urged political leaders to support the current reforms in order to improve political, economic and social situations in the nation.
Decades ago, the government realized the potential of the sector and began investing in it.
Currently, there are about ten sugar plants which are under construction in the nation, Omo Kuraz, among these Tendaho Sugar Factory, Kessem and Arjo-Didessa sugar are some of the factories in the country.
Sugar as one of the essential commodities for every household it also becomes one of the minimal products in the country, people have heard complaining about the shortage of the product regularly.
Sugar projects are widely criticized as long-delayed government projects which count years with little progress.
Though the nation has enormous potential for sugar development, the number of sugar factories was so limited, and the production remained to be relatively small for long.
Currently, the government of Ethiopia is importing sugar from abroad for local use because of a shortage of the domestic production.