Manufacturing ETHIOPIA INDISTRIAL PARKS OVERVIEW The Government of Ethiopia had placed a high focus on industrial park development and expansion. Industrialization has become a national priority for Ethiopia for two reasons: first, Ethiopia is an agrarian country. In consequence, we need first to transform the raw materials of our agriculture to be processed and sell them on the global market. China was the largest investor in 2019, accounting for 60% of newly approved FDI projects, with significant investment in manufacturing and services. Light-manufacturing, agro- processing, textile and leather. These sectors will be develop for export. Ethiopia plans to increase the number of operational industrial parks from the current four to around 30 by 2025. Bole Lemi, Hawassa, Mekele and Kombolcha are the four industrial parks that are already operational. The country is targeting US$ 1 billion of annual investment in industrial parks. HAWASSA INDUSTRIAL PARK Eco-friendly and the first of its kind in the continent. Hawassa uses the latest technology for treating and recycling about 90 percent of the water used in the park. The park is the first Sustainable Textile and Apparel Industrial park in Africa. Currently using 60.000 workers in its first phase with 18 global leading textile and apparel companies and 8 domestic investors have occupied the park. KILINTO INDUSTRIAL PARK Kilinto will be a mixed-use park and the number one destination for manufacturers in agro-processing, pharmaceuticals, electric and electronics products, wood and furniture, both for export and to serve local consumers.