Monday, November 24, 2014
Posted By: Nomonanoto Sidama | At: 11/24/2014 08:36:00 AM
A large industry zone is going to be constructed in the capital of Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples State, Hawassa City.
The industrial zone is going to be set up as a contribution to make Ethiopia, within the coming ten years, a leading light manufacturing country from the entire African continent.
Ethiopia is working to make urban areas centers of industries and to this effect it has active projects in Dire Dawa, Kombolcha, Addis Ababa and Hawassa.
Lemi Industrialized Zone, found in the nation’s capital city, is almost complete and space is being allocated for foreign investors.
According to the State Minister of Industry, Mebrhatu Meles, preliminary study to set up an industrial zone in Hawassa has been finalized.
Establishing an industrial zone in Hawassa is expected to facilitate the export of value added agricultural products in the locality. In addition to this it is said the industrial zone will enhance Hawassa’s service and tourism sector.