Roundup: Chinese company launches construction of new industrial park in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, May 29 (Xinhua) — Chinese construction giant – China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) on Friday launched the construction of the CCECC Dire Dawa Industrial Park in eastern Ethiopia.

The first-phase construction of the Park is to be on 370 hectares of land on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s second-largest city Dire Dawa.

It will have various clusters for export, development, and service-oriented businesses and is expected to attract potential export-oriented investors into sectors including textile and clothing, food and beverage, leather and leather processing, construction building materials, metal products, machinery manufacture, modern logistics, international trade, financing, and cultural tourism.

Ahmed Mohamed Bouh, Dire Dawa City Mayor, told at the launching event that the park will attract world-class investors into Dire Dawa, which will eventually inject much-needed momentum into the East African country’s export sector.

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