Ethiopia Signs Deal For Special Economic Zone

Chinese contractor will co-develop Gada Special Economic Zone.

By Sneha A on
1st September 2023

The Gada Special Economic Zone Authority (GSEZA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) regarding the joint development of the Ethiopian special economic zone. 

The agreement, signed in Addis Ababa on 15 August, involves CCECC co-developing the Gada Special Economic Zone (GSEZ) across 10 square kilometres in the Oromia region over the course of five years. The work will entail constructing a logistics centre, an export processing centre, an industrial park and other developments. 

The government has allocated a total of 240 sq km of land for the GSEZ, with the first phase to cover 31.5 sq km. The GSEZ is planned to have 13 industrial zones, free trade zones, recreational centres, central business districts, science and technological parks, trade service parks and residential areas. 

Gada Special Economic Zone map
Gada Special Economic Zone map
Source: GSEZA



Top photo: Agreement signing (Source:GSEZA)


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By: Jahmar Rodriquez
I excited to hear and see this magnitude of projected development for Ethiopia and other part of Africa.. I've reaching out to multiple platforms with high hopes in networking volunteering and supporting the change #7869390517
Wed, 09/13/2023 - 16:15

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