Industrial Parks as agents of change

Industrial Symbiosis and Eco-industrial Development

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Last week, the Industrial Park Development Corporation (IPDC) had organized a grand event to commemorate the full operationalization of phase one of its flagship project -the Hawassa Industrial Park. This event was held on June 20, 2017, with the presence of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

Industrial parks development is a key sector in Ethiopia’s effort to transform its economy and in curbing the daunting problems unemployment. Industrial parks development has huge impact in speeding up the growth of Ethiopia’s economy and in fulfilling its aspiration to become a leading industrial hub in Africa. Industrial parks development will have immense contribution in job creation to the ever-growing youths of the country, especially to those who are graduating every year from the institutions of higher educations.

When this park is fully operational

High-level officials from the Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC) and the Industrial Park Development Corporation (IPDC) have been busy last week preparing for the grand production inauguration of the flagship, Hawassa Industrial Park. One of the preparations was arranging a briefing for members of the press. The briefing mainly focused on announcing the inauguration Hawassa Industrial Park and alleviating concerns that the Park is discharging waste to the city.