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Hawassa Industrial Park (HIP)
http://www.ipdc.gov.et/index.php/en/industrial-parks/hawasa

IPDC’s flagship project, Hawassa Industrial Park, is located 275 km from Addis in proximity to one of Ethiopia’s premium holiday destination, Lake Hawassa. Hawassa Industrial Park will be upon completion a 300 Ha Eco-Park, centred on textile and garment products, and fully integrated to the city, in collaboration with the newly built Hawassa University.

As an Eco-Park, Hawassa will be mostly powered by renewable electricity sources (hydro-electricity). The design and construction of Hawassa will be conceived around energy and water conservation principles – including maximization of natural lightning and natural ventilation, fitting of low consumption bulbs, recycling of rain water, and solar powered LED street lights - making it Ethiopia’s first major eco-friendly development.

In Phase 1 cycle 1, 100 hectares of land will be developed, and serviced land will be available as early as 4th quarter of 2015, with pre-erected factory sheds available from mid-2016. In parallel, the Government of Ethiopia is improving Hawassa’s connectivity with the extension of the Addis-Adama highway to Hawassa, the construction of a domestic airport, and the extension of the Addis – Modjo – Djibouti railway to Hawassa.




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Ethiopia Hawassa Industrial Park construction begins
Jul 22, 2015
http://constructionreviewonline.com/2015/07/hawassa-industrial-park/



Ethiopia has begun the construction of a US$ 246m park dubbed Hawassa Industrial Park; this was confirmed after the signing of an agreement between Ethiopia and China Civil Engineering Corporation (CCECC).

The mega development is projected to be complete in the next 9 months with the MH Engineers as consultants focusing on the garment manufacture and agro-industry.

Construction of the Hawassa Industrial Park, which began following the signing of the contract, includes construction of 35 factory sheds and 19 buildings which will be used as exhibition halls, food courts, dormitories, and other purposes in the first phase. This phase will cover 100ha, while the remaining phase will add 200ha more.

“The number of factories intended to be included in the first cycle of the Industrial Park project is 35. Nevertheless, the government is requiring the construction of more buildings in the park,” Kalkidan Betre, CCECC’s Quality & Safety Department Engineer said.

In Ethiopia at the moment, there are four industrial zones, three of them foreign-owned. The Eastern Industrial Zone at Dukem, the Lebu Industrial Zone which is owned by Huajian Group and Modjo Industrial Zone owned by George Shoe as the private industrial parks. Only one Industrial Park is owned by the government; the Bole Lemi Industrial Zone.

For the second Growth & Transformation Plan (GTP II), the Industrial Park Corporation has planned to construct parks in Mekelle, Adama, Jimma and Bahir Dar. Furthermore, the Corporation will construct another industrial park in Addis Abeba in a joint venture with Ayka Addis Textile & Investment Group Plc.

 

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^^ Construction progress in January 2016

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Up to February 2016, nine foreign investors including the Indian textile company Raymond Ltd. and a joint venture between Wuxi Jinmao and PVH Corp. have already confirmed their investment in the Hawassa Industrial Park.

source: http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s?__biz=MzA...a2c7b33d54f61&3rd=MzA3MDU4NTYzMw==&scene=6#rd

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^^ Rendering of Wuxi Jinmao and PVH Corp.'s joint facility in the Park

source: http://www.jstdwx.com/fzgy/web/dxyj_1.asp?news_id=242
 

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Hawassa Industrial Park to be inaugurated Wednesday
http://www.fanabc.com/english/index...a-industrial-park-to-be-inaugurated-wednesday

Addis Ababa, July 7, 2016 (FBC) – Hawassa Industrial Park will be inaugurated on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, said the Ethiopian Industrial Parks Development Corporation (IPDC).

In a press conference he gave here today, Dr Arkebe Oqubay, Board Chairman of IPDC and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, said Hawassa Industrial Park is a pioneer park and could be a model for other industrial parks which Ethiopia aspires to build in the future.
Located 275 km South of Addis Ababa, Hawassa Industrial Park, could creates 60,000 jobs in two shifts and generate 1 billion US dollar earnings for the county annually, he said.

The textile sector at present fetches 110 million US dollar per annum.
Currently, 15 foreign and 5 local manufactures have entered into the park, including the largest global apparel companies, PVH and NHM, among others.

The park will have one-stop service center and its own renewable electricity sources to address problem of power supply.
An eco-park, Hawassa Industrial Park was built on 300 hectares of land. It mainly centered on textile and garment products.

Translated and posted by Amare Asrat





 

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^^ ሄጄ ኣይቼዋለሁ ይሄንን የምርት ማዕከል። ኣገር ነው የሚያክለው። ኣንድ ኮረብታ ነው የደመሰሱት ከውስጡ ያሰፈለጋቸው የግንባታ ግብኣት ነበር መስለኝ።
 

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This is awesome. Since lots of other projects have stalled, been delayed or failed (sugar development, large scale agriculture, potash mining etc..), I hope these parks will be our salvation. Our exports have barely grown in the past 4 years, and if they don't grow quickly, accruing foreign debt will bankrupt the country.
 

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Hawassa industrial park inaugurated
http://www.ebc.et/web/ennews/-/hawassa-industrial-park-inaugurated

(EBC; July 13, 2016)- The Hawassa eco-industrial park that attracted 15 leading global apparel and textile companies inaugurated today, with the presence of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and other high-level officials.

The park is the first of its kind in the country.

The park is implementing Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) that enables to recycle 85 percent of sewerage disposal water and fulfills international standards.

Covering an area of 1.3 million square meters, of which 300, 000 meter square is factory shed build up area, the park have additional area allocated for shared facilities.

It has also accompanied with all government services including One Stop Shop.

Some 15 leading textile and garment companies from America, China, India, Sri Lanka and six local companies are ready to start operation in the park.
Upon fully operational, industries within the park are expected to create several jobs.

The park will be used as a model for other industrial parks to be built in other parts of the country such as Dire Dawa, Kombolcha, Adama and Mekele.















 

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Surprised all this was done in a year's time. Chinese work and business ethic is unbelievable! They should do all the industrial parks 100%. Local contractors and the state companies (EFFORT, METEC, etc...) should stay out of these projects.

On a different note, quite apprehensive of the Bangladeshi guys setting up shop. They are infamous for their sweat shops.
 

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PVH Moving the Needle in Ethiopia
Building a "best-in-class" apparel
manufacturing industry.



We are at the start of an exciting journey to help build a best-in-class apparel manufacturing industry in Ethiopia. To start, we have convened a private-public collaboration with suppliers, the Ethiopian government and donor groups to establish an industrial park in Hawassa, a small city in southern Ethiopia. Our collective vision is that Hawassa Industrial Park (“HIP”) will be a win-win development opportunity, both for sub-Saharan Africa and for the apparel industry. To make this happen, we are working with partners that share our values and drawing on lessons learned in other sourcing regions. At every step, we are sensitive to the challenges and conscious of the responsibilities inherent in industrializing a predominantly agricultural region.

So why Ethiopia? It is Africa’s second most populous country, with an average GDP growth rate of 11% for the past 11 years and a stable government with an ambitious 2025 vision to become Africa’s leader in light manufacturing. To support this, Ethiopia is investing in its infrastructure, including by expanding clean energy generation, and worker development. The country’s power is among the cheapest in the world, is 86% renewable, and is on track to be 100% renewable over time. For the apparel industry, there is an opportunity to grow cotton and implement other stages of production within Ethiopia, so that the value generated from all stages of the production process can be maintained in-country.

We are taking a thoughtful and measured approach to sourcing in East Africa, partnering with suppliers to thoroughly investigate trade prospects across the region and engaging with the national and local governments. Our Chief Supply Chain Officer, Bill McRaith, provided testimony to the U.S. government supporting the renewal and 10-year extension of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act – legislation introduced in 2000 to help sub-Saharan Africa build trade partnerships with the U.S. This effort paved the way for investors to help make this and other industrialization projects a reality. Our efforts in Ethiopia reflect our key focus areas of people, environment and communities.

Empowering people
HIP is projected to create more jobs in the region than generated in the past 50 years. The park's tenants hopes to hire 40,000-60,000 workers over the next three years, and a significant number of related jobs are expected to be created in Hawassa and surrounding communities.

From the outset, we have approached this new venture by drawing on the lessons learned from decades of promoting human rights in our supply chain and our experience in helping to lead efforts such as the Accord. We have opted to collaborate with like-minded business partners, all of whom understand the importance of promoting workers’ rights in creating a high quality product. Through the HIP Tenants Association, we are agreeing on fundamental ways of working that reflect our values, including the adoption of a code of conduct for park tenants.

Beyond compliance, we are working with partners to make the park a great place to work. For example, we are promoting the establishment of workers’ committees and exploring innovative transport and housing solutions, including for workers migrating to the area. We want to help enable these workers to become part of the Hawassa community and feel invested in the park’s success.

Preserving the environment
Our long-term vision is to develop a truly integrated vertical supply chain comprising all stages of apparel production, from growing cotton to dyeing fabrics to sewing the final garments. In order to minimize impacts on the environment, it is vital that we use sustainable energy and ensure sufficient water supplies for both our operations and local communities.

Green electricity is plentiful in Ethiopia; by 2017, the country will be able to draw on the largest hydroelectric power supply in Africa. This is one of the key motivating factors in deciding to produce there, and we plan to power HIP with a mix of hydroelectric and geothermal energy.

We are committed to safeguarding the water resources in the regions where we operate – for our business and communities. Conscious of the water scarcity risks in other parts of Ethiopia, we engaged a respected independent geohydrologist to assess HIP’s potential water impacts. Initial findings revealed that running fabric production operations on site will impact groundwater around the park and that measures should be taken to prevent contamination of water supplies with chemicals, which would otherwise reach groundwater level.

As a result, we are partnering with the Ethiopian government and the other tenants in the park to build a zero liquid discharge effluent treatment facility that recycles wastewater produced in the park, thereby preserving and protecting the community’s water supply. Beyond this, we are proactively taking steps to address local water issues by looking into sponsorship of a collective action water stewardship project in Hawassa.

Supporting communities
Resettling local communities can be a controversial issue when industry enters a new location. With our partners, we decided to tackle this challenge head on, and address it in the right way. Through our initial risk and impact assessment, we identified that resettlement could be a challenge. We partnered with the Ethiopian government to ensure that any resettlement was informed by national laws and international regulations, with an aim to exceed those guidelines when possible. With support from independent experts, our supply chain team worked with local community leaders and officials to help resettled people with access to adequate housing, compensation and information.

With our partners, we are taking a unique approach to investment in the local communities around HIP by addressing potential challenges from the start, rather than retrofitting solutions. With the support of Development Finance International, an independent consultant, we are bringing public and private donors to the table, matching them with sustainable development projects near the park. In this way, donors will be able to play an active role in ensuring that local impacts are managed responsibly, and that the infrastructure is in place for HIP’s operations to run smoothly. We believe this collaborative model could be a blueprint for future development in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.

Some of the projects already in motion include vocational and life skills training, transport infrastructure and waste management systems. These initiatives build on our experience supporting sustainable supply chain projects around the world. Ultimately, by helping local communities to develop valuable skills, we aim to contribute toward a sustainable economy in Ethiopia.



https://pvh.com/responsibility/our-approach/Moving the Needle in Ethiopia
 
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