State collects over 1 bln. Birr revenue

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More than one billion birr revenue was collected in Tigray state during the last nine months of the current Ethiopian budget year 2011/12, the state revenues authority said. Authority public relations expert, Esaeyas  Estephanos said the revenue was collected from direct tax and other income titles. The expert said the amount exceeded by some 42 million birr that of the same period last year. The revenue increased due to awareness raising education given to tax payers and efficient service providing system put in place in the authority. The authority has collected 974 million birr revenue in the last Ethiopian budget year 2010/11.
(The Ethiopian herald)