Lack of basic infrastructure 'led to land reclamation' in Ethiopia
24 August 2010
Authorities have reclaimed land in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, after developers did not create the basic infrastructure needed for construction projects to succeed.
This is according to the Addis Fortune, which states: "In some cases, the city administration failed to provide basic infrastructure like water, electricity and roads, said the developers."
The reclaimed plots now belong to the city, after a number of lease rights were invalidated, while others were transferred to different developers.
Examples of the developments include a site in Bole district, where a 68,700 sq m area had been leased to a private firm for the construction of a number of villas and houses.
In another case, an individual had leased a 2,000 sq m plot in the Yeka district, where the developer planned to build 60 condominium units, the publication states.
Addis Abeba is the capital of Ethiopia and the country's main exports include coffee, sugarcane, oilseeds and hides