first_img“We are planning to expand the products and there is lot”We are planning to expand the products and there is lot to be done. Establishing products include building hotels, lodges and other products. We are aggressively working for this along with promoting traditional Ethiopia. Ethiopia is also known as the Land of Origins because Lucy was found here,” Tadesse said.Lucy is the common name of AL 288-1, several hundred pieces of bone fossils that represent 40 per cent of the skeleton of a female of the hominin species Australopithecus afarensis.Lucy was discovered in 1974 near the village Hadar in the Awash Valley of the Afar Triangle in Ethiopia by paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson thus giving it the name the Land of Origins.In Ethiopia, it is also known as Dinkinesh, which means “you are marvellous” in Amharic, the local language of the country.The country boasts of various aspects of tourism which includes sports tourism, religious tourism, wildlife tourism consisting of over 2,000 species of birds (800 of which are indigenous species) along with the animals.The country has also participated in various trade and tour fairs to attract more Indians, the last one being organised in Pune in 2013.In terms of nature, Ethiopia is the fourth largest biodiversity zone in the world and claims to have more unique species of flora and fauna than any other African nation.It has 20 national parks, four wildlife sanctuaries, eight wildlife reserves as well as 18 controlled hunting areas.The tourism department is keen to know the areas of interest for the Indians and target them thereafter.advertisementTadesse aims to bring young Indians and make them experience the nightlife of the capital city.”I would want that many young Indians come and experience the night life of Addis Ababa,” he said. PTI RCB KUNlast_img read more