An architect who seems to be fascinated by the symbolism of Mesob, an essential item in Ethiopian household in all parts of the country, came up with a proposal to build a 70 story building in the capital Addis Ababa. The ministry did not mention the name of the architect.
Mesob signifies unity, covenant and togetherness.
The ministry of culture and tourism apparently liked the project idea – which is going to be a public-private partnership- and discussed it with relevant authorities.
As it turns out, the ministry is now considering the project seriously, and it seems the case there is a positive response, and seeks to complete it in five to six years.
When complete, the project will contribute to, believes the ministry, inflow of tourists and will also contribute to the positive image of the country.
The 250 meters high rise building will be built on a 20,000 meter square of land and will have hotels, shopping malls, a cultural center that is representatives of all regions of Ethiopia, a gym and a golf club, among other things.
Project cost estimate is not public yet. We will share information about it once it is available.
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