Premier discusses with investors,employees at Hawassa Industrial Park

Addis Ababa, June 21, 2017 (FBC) – Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn held discussion with investors who set up manufacturing facilities in Hawassa Industrial Park.

The Prime Minister on the occasion said that the government of Ethiopia will strengthen its efforts to create favorable investment atmosphere for both foreign and local investors. He also gave responses for questions raised by the investors.

The Premier further held consultation with employees at the park.



Located in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s regional state, the eco-friendly Hawassa industrial park went fully operational yesterday in the presence of the Premier. 

19424548_1170564969716679_8469686290895113698_n.jpgSpeaking at the event he said that the park is a foundation for Ethiopia’s ambition to become the leading manufacturing hub in Africa.

Despite global slowdown in foreign direct investment flow, Ethiopia attracted huge FDI, he added.

The Hawassa Industrial Park is said to be the first sustainable textile and apparel industrial park in Africa with state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities.

Designed, constructed and operated as a green industrial zone, the park applies cutting edge technology to treat and recycle about 90 percent of its water usage.

Built by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), the park was completed in a record time of nine months, and was inaugurated on July 2016.

Posted by Amare Asrat