Shipping Lines building demolition raises eyebrows

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Youth organized to demolish houses around the La Gare area told the Woreda administration that they were unhappy about being sidelined from demolishing the Shipping Lines and Varnero Buildings.
The Woreda 7 administration of Kirkos sub-city organized close to 500 unemployed youth from La Gare, Filwuha and Commerce areas in 18 teams to demolish houses to make way for the Eagle Hill project.
According to the agreement with the Wereda administration, the youth will demolish and sell properties to earn money and already participated in the demolition of most parts of the area.
One of the team members told Capital that they were expected to earn more from the two-building, but the Woreda administration took over the task without informing them and auctioned by themselves in the absence of the representative of them.
For the demolition of Ethiopian Shipping Lines and Logistics Service Enterprise building, seven individuals won the auction at a value of over a million birr.
Capital asked the Woreda administration head Haftu Gebreegziabher but he refused to comment.
The Eagle Hills project is being built by the Dubai based real estate developer at the cost of 50 billion birr. It should be finished in seven years. The project includes hotels, malls and apartments.