The ongoing second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II) of Ethiopia, and its industrial development strategy are all centered agricultural-based, manufacturing sector-driven and export-led development. The GTP pursued the growth through the export-driven industrialization strategy focusing on:- labor and capital Intensive manufacturing industries, export-oriented and import substituting  industries, Contribute to rapid technology & know-how transfer, have broad linkages with the rest of the economy, and use Agricultural Products as Inputs (Agro-processing).  

The key strategic directions are small and medium scale industrial development; and large scale industries with special emphasis all geared to poverty alienation & development. The manufacturing industries that have given due attention are  agro- processing industries, textile and clothing, food and beverage industries, tannery and leather goods, pharmaceutical industries, chemicals and chemical products industries, paper and paper products, plastic industries, building materials, glass & glass products, metal & metal engineering etc. to mention a few.

Priority Areas

  • Agro-Processing industries
  • Textile and garment
  • Leather and leather products industries
  • Sugar and related industry
  • Chemical industries
  • Pharmaceutical  industries
  • Metal and engineering industries

Contact us

      Industrial Parks Development Corporation (IPDC)

      Call us: +251-11-661-69-86 / +251-11-661-66-74     


      Bishangari Building, Comoros Street

      (Opposite to Kenyan Embassy)

      Addis Ababa, Ethiopia