Ethiopia gears and greens up its Industrial Parks

Industrial Symbiosis and Eco-industrial Development

Based on a story from allAfrica:

Currently, the construction of 15 industrial parks is underway in areas identified as potential spots in different parts of the country.

The factories in the park have a convenient plug-and-play environment with access to all necessary infrastructure including power, telecm, water etc. In addition, one stop shop services are established inside the park to facilitate the provision of multiple government services to tenants. It has additional area allocated for shared facilities such as dormitory and commercial buildings for the use of shopping centers, health clinics and banking services.

The park is a show case for Ethiopia's commitment to promote and consistent with green economy development as it has a water and waste treatment plant which uses the latest technology for treating and recycling the water. Agreement has been signed to install similar Zero Liquid Discharge solution in the industrial parks being developed across the country.

With its complex infrastructure, this world-class park which is the largest specialized apparel and textile park has successfully attracted global leading apparel and textile companies in its first phase construction.

The park has accommodated leading foreign garment manufacturing companies from China, US , India, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and South Korea. Many more companies are expected to march in the park