Companies based outside of Ethiopia have acquired 7 of the 15 factory sheds in Mekelle Industrial Park, which was built over 75,000 hectares of land and dedicated for apparel and textile manufacturing.
Commenting on the matter, Goitom Gebrekidan, general manager of the park, noted that recruited apparel and textile firms had contracted with the park to start production. Companies from Bangladesh took the major share to show interest, he explained.
Starting from September, companies that had acquired factory sheds would start installing machineries and scheduled to start production in 9 months time, Goitom furthered.
Tigray Regional State Small and Medium-sized Manufacturing Industries Development Agency, on its part explained that it had started to recruit employees for the park.
According to Head of the Agency, Tilahun Tareke, 10,000 workers from across the country will be employed for the first round. Currently there are almost 27,000 people that have actually applied for the employed for the employment opportunities.
In addition to this Tilahun explained, 95 percent of the employees are going to be women.
Source: Fana Broadcasting Corporation