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Ethiopia: First Isuzu Vehicle Assembly Plant Opens in Alem Gena


The first Isuzu vehicle assembly, sales, and after-sales center in Ethiopia officially opened its doors today in Alem Gena, which is a part of the recently established Sheger city.

The facility is expected to build 2,500 vehicles a year when it is working at full capacity. It is also expected to be extremely important in creating job opportunities for Ethiopian nationals and supporting the aim for national economic reform. It will also assist in the replacement of imported items with locally produced goods.

Alemu Simie, the Minister of Transport and Logistics, Melaku Alebel, the Minister of Industry, Aynalem Niguse, the Minister of Revenues, Teshome Adugna, the Mayor of Sheger City, Ito Takako, the Ambassador of Japan to Ethiopia, and other distinguished guests were present at the illustrious opening ceremony.

Alemu Simie stressed the need for other assembly factories similar to this one during the opening ceremony, highlighting the importance of building a transport and logistics sector that is competitive on a worldwide scale. In addition, he reaffirmed the Ministry's commitment to assisting and promoting the industry's manufacturers, emphasizing the importance of domestic goods in maintaining foreign exchange reserves.

Source (including image): Fana BC