Integrated agro industry parks to be established

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Addis Ababa, 30 June 2014 (WIC) – The Ministry of Industry announced that it is conducting a study to establish agro industrial parks that will add value to agricultural products destined for export.

State Minister Dr. Mebratu Meles at the Ministry of Industry stated, the parks will incorporate companies engaged in exporting value-added agricultural products to the world market. The parks will go online next year, after the study conducted to select areas with large agriculture production, he added.

Industries, through the establishment of the parks, will add value to exported products and thereby boost foreign currency of the country.
The integrated agro industry parks are set to be established at coffee, sugar, sesame seed, fruit and vegetable production sites.

Establishing integrated agro industrial parks is an experience shared from India, according to the state minister. (ENA)