Primer to Inaugurate Dire Dawa Industrial Park

Dire Dawa Industrial Park will be inaugurated the coming Sunday, December 16, 2018, in the presence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD), the second such event in just a week.

Located 262Km from the nearest sea outlet in Djibouti, the first phase of the park is built by the China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) for 190 million dollars and is expected to create over 15,000 jobs, up on full operation. It was a subject of controversy when the construction work was awarded to the Chinese company, without public procurement process.

Lays on a 156ha of land, Dire Dawa Industrial Park has 15 shades designated for various industries including textile and apparel, vehicles assembly, food processing, electronics, paper as well as allied products and chemicals.

The Industrial Park Development Corporation is overseeing the building of 11 industrial parks across the country with 30 billion Br in investment, of which six have been completed and started operations. Jimma Industrial Park, which was inaugurated last Saturday, is the latest park that is made available for operations.

Published on Dec 11,2018 [ Vol 19 ,No 972]



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