Adama city has economic linkage with several regions and towns. The city is destination for agricultural inputs and manufacturing and commercial products from Djibouti port. The city gets grain, livestock supply from Arsi, Bale and Borana while Kereyu and Afar were the main supplier of natural resources (fuel wood, charcoal). Oromia, SNNPRS and Amhara Regions are the main surplus labor supplier for the city.
The Addis Ababa–Adama Expressway is a toll road that connects Addis Ababa to Adama. It is the first expressway in Ethiopia
The highway, with six lanes on two sides for its 84.7-kilometre (52.6 mi) length, aims to abate the heavy traffic between its two endpoints. It reduces the time required to reach Adama from Addis Ababa to 45 minutes, a reduction of more than 50 percent over the time on previously available routes.
Adama was founded in 1924.
Adama is one of the reform cities in the region and has city administration consisting of 14 urban and four rural kebeles. The city has structure plan which was prepared in 2004.
Adama City News Highlights
MISSION & OBJECTIVES
The primary objective of the EDTF is to finance people-focused social and economic development projects. The Fund aims to finance projects that meet critical needs selected based on their potential to make the highest positive impact on groups and communities in Ethiopia in such areas as health, education, water and sanitation facilities, habilitation and rehabilitation of persons with disability, agricultural development, technology, small scale entrepreneurship and other income and employment generating projects. The EDTF will give priority attention to projects focusing on youth, women, small holder farmers, small enterprises and entrepreneurs, who can be agents of inclusive social and economic development.