Ethiopia: Hawassa Industrial Park – a Journey towards Industrialization

Hawassa Industrial Park a Journey towards IndustrializationThe Hawassa Industrial Park is expected to employ 60,000 people at full capacity and be able to generate export revenue amounting to 1 billion U.S. dollars

Recently, Ethiopia inaugurated the largest industrial park in Africa. The Hawassa Industrial Park has been dedicated to host mainly textile and garment products.

Currently, 18 leading global apparel and textile companies from America, China, India, Sri Lanka as well as six local manufacturers are operating within the park. It also has thirty-seven factory sheds, and its own renewable electricity source.

Furthermore, Hawassa Industrial Park also consists a provision of all government services one-stop shop service center and also employs Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) that enables to recycle 90 percent of sewerage disposal water and fulfills international standards.

Indeed, the Park have additional area allocated for shared facilities, as it encompasses an area of 1.3 million square meters, of which 300,000 meter square is factory shed build up area.

The park will serve as a prototype for the industrial parks being built in other parts of the country.