Our other parks
Starting from 2016, IPC will develop additional parks in Mekelle, Dire Dawa, Kombolcha, and Adama. With a final size ranging from 500 to 2000 hectares, each park will be developed in phases of 75-200 hectares, and will have its own specificities.
Dire Dawa is being developed as an integrated zone on the model of an international Special Economic Zone, and will be easily accessible from Djibouti by road and train. Dire Dawa is served several times a day by flight from Addis Ababa.
Mekelle benefits from an already established industrial fabric – notably in textiles, leather and pharmaceuticals, and from a particularly dynamic economic environment. A railway line linking Mekelle to Awash (on the Addis-Djibouti rail) is currently being designed.
Kombolcha is located at a cross-road at equidistance of major Ethiopian cities, making it an ideal destination for manufactured product for the domestic market.
Adama is the capital of the Oromia region, currently a preferred destination for investors in medium and heavy manufacturing. Adama boosts excellent facilities for foreigners, including high quality hotels, and is already served by an express way (toll-way) to Addis. The planned railway Hawassa – Mojo – Addis will also stop through Adama.
A major domestic and international tourism destination, Bahir Dar is the capital of the Amaha region, and is served by a domestic airport (daily flights to Addis Ababa). The city is known for its wide avenues lined with palm trees and a variety of colorful flowers. In 2002 it was awarded the UNESCO Cities for Peace Prize for addressing the challenges of rapid urbanization.
Jimma is the largest city in south-western Ethiopia. Logistics connections to the rest of the country are currently being upgraded.