Hawassa Industrial Park in Ethiopia Set for Completion Next June, to create 50,000 Jobs

Hawassa Industrial Park, which is being constructed on 350 hectares of land in Southern Regional State of Ethiopia, set to be completed the coming June, according to Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC).

“The construction of the industrial park began during the past Ethiopian budget year. Upon completion, it would create job opportunities for 50,000 people,” Dr. Arkebe Equbay, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, told FBC.

Tewodros Gebissa, Mayor of Hawassa town, said CCEC, Chinese company is undertaking the construction of 37 sheds at the park.

He also added that eight international companies have started work in the temporary sheds built on 250,000 hectares of land, including the US-based BVH.

Construction of the Hawassa Industrial Park, which began fin June, includes construction of 35 factory sheds and 19 buildings which will be used as exhibition halls, food courts, dormitories, and other purposes.

According to 2Merkato, Ethiopia has set aside $1.3 billion for industrial parks to be constructed in different parts of the country in the coming five years.

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