Dire Dawa Free Trade Zone will become fully operational in the coming two months. The zone has also announced that it had made preparations to welcome investors who would build hotels, apartments, and warehouses.
Dire Dawa Free Trade Zone was inaugurated in August last year. It was built in Dire Dawa because of the city’s proximity to ports, market potential, and sustainability for multimodal transportation. It is expected that the zone will create employment opportunities for a maximum of 100,000 citizens. It will also provide support for the manufacturing, importing, and exporting procedures and offer customs duties privileges while playing a significant role in reducing the cost of logistics.
Source: Ethiopian News Agency