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, centered on textile and garment products, and fully integrated to the city, in collaboration with 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.