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Selected Speeches Of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I



ELEMENTS OF INDUSTRIALIZATION


.... In the industrial field, as well, development has proceeded satisfactorily. New factories have been opened. Koka Dam is providing cheaper electrical power to Our people and will stimulate further industrialization. Work is proceeding on schedule for the survey of the waters of the Blue Nile and plans are being carried forward for the development of the Awash and Webi Shebelli valleys. A contract has been concluded for the utilization of a portion of the credit granted by the Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia for the construction of a modern cement plant near Addis Ababa.

There are numerous other projects which, while still in the planning stage, will be commenced during the coming year. Among these, we would single out for particular mention Our plans for the construction of the new town at Bahar Dar. This town is being planned with the assistance of experts provided by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, and will include schools, hospitals, industrial plants and all modern facilities. In implementation of the magnanimous gesture made to Us during Our state visit to the Soviet Union, a technical high school for 1000 students will be constructed at Bahar Dar as the gift of the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics....

November 2, 1960.


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