The Addis Ababa Museum, which was closed for a year due to expansion and renovation works, will be opened for visitors next month.
The Museum, which contains traditional tools of nations and nationalities of Ethiopia and various heritages, was renovated at a cost of 16 million US dollars obtained from the World Bank (WB).
Worku Mengesha, Communication Affairs Head of Addis Ababa Culture and Tourism Bureau, said the renovation was intended to add more exhibits, parking lots and recreation centers, in addition to repairing aged buildings.
The bureau also plans to renovate over 100-year-old three buildings and two statues next year, namely Sheik Wejele Al-Hasen House, Residence of Bitwoded Wolde-Tsadik Goshu, First Mayor of Addis Ababa, Arada Giorgis First Instance Court, Sebastopol Cannon and Statue of Emperor Menelike-II.
Addis Ababa City administration has allocated 30 million birr for the renovation to be carried out next month in partnership with Addis Ababa University (AAU).