Mesob Tower is a proposed 70-floor mixed-use development located on Mozambique street, Kirkos sub-city, Addis Ababa. Expected to also serve as a tourist attraction, the development is shaped like a “Mesob” which is an Ethiopian household utensil where food (injera – the sourdough flatbread) is kept.
The project is being developed by the Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism. It is in the conceptual stage so the main contractor and other members of the project team are yet to be selected.
The total land area for this 70-floor development is 50,000 sqm and it will be 250 meters high, more than three times taller than the Azuri Towers in Eko Atlantic, Victoria Island which has an average height of 70 meters.
The Mesob will consist of the following
- A hotel
- A shopping mall
- A cultural centre, representative of all regions of Ethiopia
- A gym
- An athletic track and,
- A golf club.
According to the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) 2018 annual review of the economic impact and social importance of the sector, Ethiopia’s travel and tourism economy grew by 48.6% in 2018, the largest of any country in the world. This growth can be attributed to Ethiopia’s improved connectivity as a regional transport hub and to visa relaxation policies by the Ethiopian government.
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