Ethiopian National Defense Force Headquarters

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Ethiopian National Defense Force Headquarters
General information
StatusComplete
LocationAddis Ababa
CountryEthiopia
CompletedJanuary 9, 2022

The Ethiopian National Defense Force Headquarters which serves also as the headquarters of the Joint-chiefs of staff and Ministry of Defense of the country is a building located in Addis Ababa inaugurated in January the 9th, 2022.[1]

Inauguration[change | change source]

The Ethiopian National Defense Forces inaugurated with a military style airshow and ground show while the Prime Minister and high government official were present in the inaugurating of the building which is currently one of the biggest military headquarters in the entire world. [2]

Building[change | change source]

The building is over 13,000 square meters of land and which has close to 770 rooms, including 32 kitchens over 5 floors. The Ministry of defense headquarters hosts " meeting halls, libraries, research centers and an organized information center.[3][4]

Backyard[change | change source]

The building also as a compound has another 36,000 square meters of land for helicopter landing and a small airport inside the compound for jets or planes.[5][6]

History[change | change source]

The building was originally planned and commenced 13 years ago but it was just recently completed at the 9th day of the year 2022.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Defense Ministry Inaugurates New State of Art Building". Walta. January 9, 2022. Retrieved January 9, 2022.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. "የመከላከያ ዋና መስሪያ ቤት ህንፃ ምረቃና ልዩ የጀግንነት ተግባር ለፈፀሙ የሠራዊቱ አባላት የሽልማትና ዕውቅና ስነስርዓት ተካሄደ". Fana Broadcasting Corporation. January 9, 2022. Retrieved January 9, 2022.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "Defense Forces Inaugurates New Headquarter". Addis Insight. January 9, 2022. Archived from the original on January 9, 2022. Retrieved January 9, 2022.
  4. "Defense Ministry Inaugurates New State of the Art Building in Addis Ababa". Ethiopian News Agency (ENA). January 9, 2022. Retrieved January 9, 2022.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "Opposition Prisoners' Release Is No Pardon, Says Ethiopia PM". New Business Ethiopia. January 10, 2022. Retrieved January 10, 2022.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. Woldeamanuel, Teshome (January 10, 2022). "Ministry of Defense preps to inaugurate new HQ". Mytzta. Retrieved January 10, 2022.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. [ps://www.capitalethiopia.com/feature/ministry-of-defense-preps-to-inaugurate-new-hq-2/ "Ministry of Defense preps to inaugurate new HQ"]. Capital Ethiopia. January 10, 2022. Retrieved January 10, 2022.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)