The construction of Dilla Industrial Park, constructed with over 400 million and resting on 20 hectares, located in Ethiopia's Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Region, is now complete, the region's Industrial Parks Development Corporation (IPDC) office disclosed. The other industrial park set to be opened in the region, Yirgachefe Industrial Park, is also nearing completion, it was disclosed.
Briefing a delegation overseeing the task led by the region's Deputy Chief Administrator Ristu Yirdaw, Biru Wolde, the region's IPDC head, said the two industrial parks can house twenty factory sheds.
Dilla Industrial Park is now open for investors and associations who are interested in coffee processing, animal husbandry, fruit, and honey production, Mr. Biru noted. Moreover, Dilla Industrial Park, as well as the soon to be completed Yirgachefe Industrial Park, are endowed with capacity building centers to train farmers with the intent to help modernize the agricultural sector.
Dilla and Yirgachefe Industrial Parks are expected to create thousands of jobs.“So far, more than 400 million birr has been spent for the construction,” he said adding that the parks are expected to create jobs for thousands of Ethiopians.