The construction of new office facilities at the United Nations compound in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is moving into the next phase.
After a thorough solicitation process, the Office of Central Support Services in the Department of Management, in conjunction with the Economic Commission for Africa, announced the award of a construction contract.
The contract went to RAMA Construction, a local Ethiopian construction company that successfully completed similar projects in Ethiopia including the Arba Minch University Expansion Project, the Dashen Bank Building and the Intercontinental Hotel located near the United Nations compound.
To accommodate the new structure, the host country donated additional land, and in recent months, preparatory work was completed to extend the perimeter wall accordingly.
The New Office Facility will provide 9,550 square meters of office space in addition to existing structures on the Addis compound and will accommodate some 550 staff of the UN and its funds and agencies.
The total construction cost of the project is 7.45 million US dollars.
After a mobilization period of one month, RAMA will start site preparations.
Construction is scheduled to be completed in two years.