Ethiodemocracy July 13-2016 - The Hawassa eco-industrial park that attracted 15 leading global apparel and textile companies inaugurated today, with the presence of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and other high-level officials.
The park is the first of its kind in the country.
The park is implementing Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) that enables to recycle 85 percent of sewerage disposal water and fulfills international standards.
Covering an area of 1.3 million square meters, of which 300, 000 meter square is factory shed build up area, the park have additional area allocated for shared facilities.
It has also accompanied with all government services including One Stop Shop.
Some 15 leading textile and garment companies from America, China, India, Sri Lanka and six local companies are ready to start operation in the park.
Upon fully operational, industries within the park are expected to create several jobs.
The park will be used as a model for other industrial parks to be built in other parts of the country such as Dire Dawa, Kombolcha, Adama and Mekele.
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