P R E A M B L E
Whereas, construction industry plays a vital role in the economic development of the country; Whereas, the private sector is the key stakeholder in the industry and to determine the capacity and extent of participation of the private sector, it is necessary to know the available manpower, field of specialization and equipment of the individuals and firms in view of overall planning;
Whereas, it is essential to safeguard the interest of the public at large and that of the government by regulating the participation of the persons and other legal entities engaged in the field of construction by setting certain rules and standards to be observed for purposes of safety, quality works and efficiency;
Now, therefore, the Ministry of Urban Development and Construction, in accordance with the powers and duties conferred on it by the definition of powers and duties of the Executive Organs of The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Proclamation No. 691/2010 Article 25 (1-l) which says “register and issue certificates of professional competence to engineers and architects; determine the grades of contractors and consultants, and issue certificates of competence to those operating in more than one regional states” has hereby issued these Directives for the Registration of Contractors and Construction Professionals.