Growing Business Ties Between Egypt and Ethiopia

The solid waste management subsidiary of Egyptian-based Qalaa Holding’s has signed a five-year contract to supply an Ethiopian cement company with a waste to thermal energy solution to bring about the end of coal in its production processes

With waste-to-energy projects on the continent only now beginning to pick up speed, the Tawazon- Messebo Cement project in Ethiopia is setting an example for not only greener solutions to coal-fired energy creation, but it is a welcome reminder of the how equally crucial forging  strong industry relationships within the continent is towards reaching ongoing energy and climate change targets. Dr Hisham Sherif, Chief Executive Officer of Qalaa Holdings subsidiary, ECARU, explains how its groundbreaking waste-to-energy project will provide local opportunity through job creation and directly address Ethiopia’s dependence on fossil fuels for industrial activities like cement making.