Ethiopia set to get new science, technology center

Ethiopia’s Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen has announced a government plan to build a science and technology center that promotes innovative practices.

The announcement came during his meeting with a Chinese delegation led by the country’s Science and Technology Vice Minister Hou Jianguo early today.

The two officials discussed on ways to expand the all rounded Ethio-China cooperation in science and technology fields.

Demeke told reporters following the bilateral talks that the center will be built in line with China’s growing interest to make partnership with African countries in science and technology fields and help Ethiopia to be a center of innovation in the region.

The center will have importance in introducing modern science and technology practices among the youth and children and enabling them to translate their vision into reality, FBC reports.

The new initiative will be taken by the Ethiopian government with China assisting its realization.

Ethiopia needs to share China’s reach experience in science and technology and translating it into efforts to scale up the implementation of innovative practices, Demeke said.

The Deputy Prime Minister further noted that discussion was also held on promoting the Ethio- China cooperation in human resource development.

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