PM Abiy Inaugurates Dire Dawa Industrial Park

ADDIS ABEBA – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has today inaugurated the Dire Dawa Industrial Park built at 150 ha of land.

Officials said the industrial park, located in the Eastern Ethiopia, constructed with an outlay of 150 Million US Dollars. It has so far created jobs for around 1000 people in its garment and textile factories housed in the park with 15 shades – built in the first development phase.

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Four Companies engaged in garment and textile production are said to have started operations so far in fifteen working sheds in the industrial park.

The Industrial Park is expected to facilitate 20,000 additional jobs for citizens when it goes fully operational in the time to come.

“It offers youth in the community the opportunity to grasp new skills and knowledge as well as demonstrate their productivity,” the prime minister said in a message posted on Twitter.

The prime minister has given his admiration with the facilities in the park. “ I’m also quite pleased to have seen the residential houses, pedestrian walkways and green legacy trees planted, all within a short period of time,” he said.

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Featured Image: A worker in one of the factories located inside the industrial park

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