ADDIS ABABA, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Sunday inaugurated the Dire Dawa Free Trade Zone, the country's first free trade zone. The Ethiopian government said the Dire Dawa Free Trade Zone would augment the country's economy by improving its import and export trade. The Dire Dawa Industrial Park and the dry port along with the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway station formed the free trade zone. He affirmed that the development of free trade zones will facilitate the country's export and import trade, as he emphasized the Ethiopian government's commitment to construct additional free trade zones to enable competition with the global trade system. "The Free Trade Zone we are building is one of our ways to integrate into a rapidly changing world.
Source: Ethiopian News August 14, 2022 21:44 UTC