The Ethiopian Construction Works Corporation (ECWC) is a new public enterprise which is established on December 18/2015 based on Council of Ministers Regulation No. 366/2015 with the authorized capital of Birr 20,313,608,143.90. Of which Birr 7,743,333,613.80 is paid up in cash and in kind. The corporation amended by council of Ministers Regulation No. 390/2016, on September 28/2016
ECWC is governed by the Public Enterprises Proclamation No.25/1992. Its supervising authority has given to the Ministry of Public Enterprises and its policy-making body is the Board of the Corporation whose members are appointed by the government selected from different organizations.
Ethiopian Construction Works Corporation has six different sectors which take different operational activities and responsibilities. The head office of the corporation is located in Addis Ababa, around Gurd-shola. It is headed by a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and six Deputy Chief Executive Officers and department and project heads.
The corporation is a result of the amalgamation of three formerly independent public enterprises, namely the Ethiopian Road Construction Corporation, the Ethiopian Water Works Construction Enterprise and the Ethiopian Prefabricated Building Parts Production Enterprise.