The Adama city administration in Oromia Regional State paid over 250 million birr as compensation and granted land in swap for those to relocate due to Adama industrial park.
About 365 hectares of land has been readied for the establishment of the park.The farmers’ desire to give their plots of land shows their commitment and solidarity for development activities, said Habtamu Hailemichael, mayor of Adama town.
The administration has finalized selection of design to build a modern village on over 90 hectares of land to rehabilitate the farmers, he stated.
In order to equip the village with the necessary infrastructure, the construction of an 8km road, water, education, health and agricultural extension training facilities are underway, the mayor added.
Head of the administration’s land development and management agency, Hussein Ashu, said the relocation compensation was paid for 512 farmers.
In addition to the compensation incentives, each household was granted 500 square meters of land, while their children, who are above 18 years of age, received 200 square meters of land, he said.
The Industrial Parks Development Corporation (IPDC) and China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) recently signed an acord for the construction of first phase of Adama industrial park.
The first phase of the park will be built on over 100 hectares of land at a cost of 125 million US dollars. The second phase will be erected on over 240 hectares. Once completed, Adama industrial park will create jobs for 80,000 people.