ADDIS ABABA – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Saturday inaugurated Yirgalem Integrated Agro-Industrial Park, located in Sidama Regional State.
The first phase of the park, placed on 294.5 hectares, is now completed enabling partial production to commence.
Out of the 11 production sites built in the park so far, officials said four have already started productions.
Eight additional manufacturing industries are preparing to start production after installation planting machinery, creating market linkages and other requirements.
Currently, active factories are engaged in avocado oil, honey and coffee capsule processing.
However, “the industry park’s potential value chain includes fruits and vegetables, dairy, meat, poultry, coffee, cereal and pulses, using produce from local farmers as input,” Prime Minister Abiy said.