Chinese Corporation to Construct Hawassa Industrial Park for U.S.$246 Million

China Civil Engineering Corporation (CCECC) concluded a 246 million dollar deal with the Industrial Corporation on July 1, 2015 for the construction of the Hawassa Industrial Park.

The project, with MH Engineers, as consultant, will be completed in nine months with a focus on garment manufacture and agro-industry.

Currently, there are four industrial zones in the country, three of them foreign-owned. The Eastern Industrial Zone at Dukem, the Lebu Industrial Zone which is owned by Huajian Group and Modjo Industrial Zone owned by George Shoe are the private industrial parks.

The only government owned Industrial Park is the Bole Lemi Industrial Zone. The 139 million Birr consultancy contract for phase two of this project was signed between the Ministry of Industry and DOHWA Engineering Co. Ltd. on April 1, 2015.

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