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Old January 9th, 2010, 08:23 PM   #1
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ADDIS ABABA | Jemo Condominium Site | Completed

By Hayal Alemayehu

The Addis Ababa City Administration will today inaugurate the biggest condominium site built in the city in the presence of ministers, high-ranking government officials and Ambassadors, it was learnt.


The site, named Jemo Condominium Site, is a cluster of 10, 064 condominium houses expected to accommodate over 50,000 dwellers, the size of a population that outnumber many towns in the country, according to the city officials.

Unlike the other condominium sites under construction in various parts of the city and its peripheries, the Jemo site project has a sewerage system stretching 29km around the site, with a 9km passage linking the system to the city’s main sewerage line.

The site has a 6.1km asphalt while there are 52 communal facilities which will serve the dwellers for various functions including abattoirs and laundry.

The Jemo site is built in Lideta and Gulelle subcities.

The aerial shots of the event will be taken and transmitted live on the national TV on the day of the inauguration.

The ceremony will be celebrated at the national level.

The city administration is expected to hand over the condominiums within one year of the inauguration.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 04:08 AM   #2
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I actually found a video on you tube.
It is in Amharic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJzMbBeh9Ns
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Old January 10th, 2010, 02:26 PM   #3
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It looks pretty good, much better than the first generation of 'condos'. They need to plant some trees tho..
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Old January 12th, 2010, 07:34 PM   #4
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good to see. I wonder if it is the one site right next to silos in Gotera junction area.
that one is a big condo site as well, google maps aerial photo:

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btw. Im glad to see google maps has updated but unfortunately Addis is growing too fast for google maps. The updates are already outdated, Gotera is not even completed on the new updates.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 10:20 PM   #5
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20,000 new Condos to be built in Addis

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Addis to Build 20,000 Condos Next Year
The Addis Abeba City Administration will use land recovered from illegal squatters.

The Addis Abeba City Administration is to build a minimum of 20,000 condominium houses next year and has allocated around 870 million Br for housing and infrastructure development.
The city plans to construct the condominium houses on plots of land reserved for redevelopment projects and on additional plots of land to be acquired for this purpose, according to Kuma Demeksa, mayor of the city administration, speaking on the occasion of the city council’s meeting held on Wednesday, July 7, 2010.
Plots of land recovered by the city administration from illegal squatters will also be used for this purpose, according to the mayor. The administration managed to recover around 126ht of land in the 2009/10 fiscal year.
Although the administration prioritises housing projects, increasing the water supply to 85pc and civil service reform are at the top of the agenda. Micro and small enterprises (MSEs), increasing the revenue of the city, land issues, schools, and health institutions will also be given attention, according to Kuma.
To undertake its projects, the Addis Abeba City Council has approved a record annual budget of 9.4 billion Br, out of which 5.8 billion Br (79.2pc) is to be used for developmental purposes.
The city has allocated the largest share (1.19 billion Br) of the budget to land development and city redevelopment projects with road construction coming in second place at 1.17 billion Br.
Housing, and infrastructure, and water supply development will consume 14.7pc and 15.2pc of the budget, respectively. Education and health institutions will be apportioned around two per cent of the total budget each.
The city administration managed to collect 4.6 billion Br in revenue in the 2009/10 budget year, 18pc short of its projection (5.6 billion Br).
To finance its budget, the city plans to collect 5.2 billion Br from tax, 3.8 billion Br from nontax revenues, while five per cent is planned to be collected from foreign aid and loans.
http://www.addisfortune.com/Addis%20...ext%20Year.htm
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2X as big!
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Old August 8th, 2013, 12:49 AM   #7
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Project Office to Study Jemo Condominium Site Suitability

A number of residents have been evacuated after the visible slanting of condominium buildings at the Jemo site

The G+4 condominium building, which is indicated by the arrow, constructed in Jemo site is slightly inclining out of its normal position, which has led the Addis Abeba Housing Project Office to award the Addis Abeba Institute of Technology to study the suitability of the site for construction at a cost of 1.2 million Br.


After receiving a go ahead letter from the Addis Abeba Housing Construction Project Office on July 30, 2013, the Addis Abeba Institute of Technology (AAiT) is to start a 1.2 million Br study on the Jemo condominium site. The study will assess the suitability of the area for construction. This comes after the Office received a report about the slightly inclined building constructed in 2010, inside the compound of the site located in Nifas Silk Lafto District, a month ago.

The study will assess the geological, geo technical and foundation aspects of the site, as well as structural and surveying work.

Since the document for the agreement is under preparation, the signing will take place in the next couple of weeks, said Teklu Fikru, construction facilitation deputy head at the Office.

‘‘However, we gave them the green light because the study has to be started as early as possible,” he added.

The Office learnt about the building, whose inclination became more pronounced over a short period of time, a month ago, from its branch office at the District, according to Teklu.

After receiving the green light from the Office, the AAiT mobilised geologists, structural engineers and surveyors, as well as geotechnical and foundation experts from its departments, in addition to materials, to start the study on Monday, August 05, 2013, according to Bikila Teklu (PhD), head of the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the AAiT.

The AAiT submitted a proposal of the study to the Office, two weeks ago. The proposal includes the breakdown of costs, which is based on the number of experts involved in the study, field and lab materials it is to use and the time it will take, according to Bikila.

The study, which will cover the whole site where 10,064 houses were transferred for 50,000 households in 2010, is expected to reveal the cause for the inclination of the building within less than six months. It is the second largest condo site, after Lideta, which has 20,000 houses.

One floor of the four-storey buildings comprise of six to seven houses.

The Office evacuated residents from the building two weeks ago, including from two buildings at its sides that displayed cracks in their structure.

“We might also tell the other residents at the site to leave during the study,” said Bikila.

Although the Office claims that the building had no structural defect, there is large content of underground water at the site, Teklu told Fortune.

“If it is a structural defect, the contractor will be accountable,” according to Kassa Woldesenbet, Public Relations Directorate director of the Office.

No detailed study was conducted on the soil before the condominiums were constructed on the site, said Teklu.

The Office has built 108,000 houses for residents of Addis Abeba to date. There are also 176,000 houses currently under construction being supervised by the Office.



Isn't this suppose to be done before building anything???
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Awful! I mean why couldn't it happen ten years from now, the replacements will just be as crappy as the originals.
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Old August 8th, 2013, 07:36 AM   #10
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Lol, they're building high-rise slums. The incompetence, smh, nothing will surprise me anymore.
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Old August 8th, 2013, 11:44 AM   #11
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Better to spend a large amount of money on some good quality material than spending few for crappy quality that will cost more for maintenance.
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