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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

"Ethiopia has the potential to become globally competitive in large segments of light
manufacturing by leveraging its labour cost and comparative advantage in the natural resource
industries", World Bank Report (2012). The major investment opportunities include the
following areas.

Manufacturing:- food & beverage industry (sugar, meat, milk, fruits & vegetables, macaroni &
spaghetti, starch, corn flex, etc), textiles and garments, leather and leather products; paper and
paper products, chemicals, pharmaceutical & drugs, rubber and plastics products, computer,
electronic and optical products, electrical pro
ducts, machinery and equipment, vehicles & trailers, office and household furniture, construction
ceramics and sanitary products, jewelries and related articles, sports equipment, games and toys.

Agriculture:- food crops (wheat, maize, beans, peas, lentils, soybeans, chickpeas, pulses, etc),
Oil crops (rapeseed, linseed, groundnuts, sunflower, niger seed and cotton seed) beverage crops
(coffee and tea), Cotton, feed stocks for bio-diesel, fruits & Vegetables, sugarcane plantation,
rubber tree plantation, animal feed, livestock development, fishing, honey & beeswax, etc.

Mining: - precious minerals (gold, tantalum, platinum, nickel, potash soda ash, etc.),
construction and industrial minerals (marble, granite, limestone, clay, gypsum, gemstone, iron
ore, coal, copper, silica, diatomite, etc), oil and natural gas exploration and development.

Metallurgy & Engineering: - non-metallic mineral products, basic metal and steel products,
engineering and architectural works.

Service Industries: - hotel & tourism (star designated hotel, resort, motel, lodges and
restaurant), grade one tour operation, health service (clinical service, diagnostic service, hospital service), education and training (secondary and higher education, technical and vocational training service), project contracting: construction, water well and mineral exploration, rental of construction machinery, ICT, publishing.

Energy Development: - generation and supply of electrical energy (huge potential of clean
energy sources: hydro, wind, geothermal, solar, bio-fuel, etc.).

Specific Investment Projects: - sugar industry, hotel, assembling, manufacturing, and
development of industrial parks. List of the investment projects, its estimated capacity & capital
are as indicated below. For further feasibility study documents and detailed information please
contact Mr. Kebede Beyene, Minister Counselor, mobile 15210672147, email:
beyene16@live.com and Mr. Huang Zhuo, Promotion officer, mobile: 13601111476, email:
ethiopiaemb.philip@gmail.com).

LIST OF SPECIFIC INVESTMENT PROJECTS

1. Sugar projects
* Omo-Kuraz 4: estimated cost of factory: $550 million; daily crushing capacity: 24,000
TCD; cane plantation area: 50,000 ha.
* Omo-Kuraz 5: cost of factory: $580 million; daily crushing capacity: 24,000 TCD, and
cane plantation area: 50,000 ha
* Beles: daily crushing capacity: 12,000 TCD and cane plantation area: 25,000 ha.

2. Ghion hotel: is located in Addis Ababa at hot spring area which has the potential to change
Addis Ababa into a Spa-city.

3. Assembling projects
* AC motors assembling: capacity: 10,000 units of AC motor with capacity of 1 to 7.5
horse power per annum; estimated Capital: $1.99 million.
* Agricultural implements (hand, animal and tractor drawn): capacity: 200,000 units of
farm implements per annum (150,000 hand implants and 50,000 animal and tractor drawn
implements); capital: $2.02 million.
* Agro-chemicals sprayer: capacity: 45,000 pieces per annum, capital: $601,357.
* Compressors: capacity: 300 units per annum, estimated Capital: $330,747.
* Agro-chemicals sprayer: capacity: 45,000 pieces per annum, capital: $ 601,357.
* Hand pumps and submersible pumps: capacity: 12,000 pieces of hand pumps and
3,000 pieces of submersible pumps per annum; capital: $706,859.
* Refrigerator: capacity: 3,000 units per annum; capital: $330,747.
* Sewing machine: capacity: 6,000 units per annum; capital: $971,668.
* Solar water and heater: capacity: 2,500 pieces of solar pump and 2,000 pieces of solar
heater per annum; capital: $2.33 million.
* Water heater: capacity: 15,000 units (225 tons) per annum; capital: $ 639,866.
* Welding machines: capacity: 6,000 units or 120 tons per annum; capital: $717,937.

4. Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
* Calcium carbonate and lime: capacity: 10,000 tons and 5,000 tons per annum
respectively; capital: $3.183 million.
* Candle wax (artificial wax): capacity: 200 tons per annum; capital: $463,151.
* Car paint: capacity: 150 tons per annum; ccapital: $1.10 million.
* Carbon black: capacity: 1,500 tons of per annum; capital: $1.12 million.
* Cellulose acetate: capacity: 260 tons of per annum; capital: $860,364.
* Detergent powder: capacity: 1,000 tons per annum; ccapital: $2.40 million.
* Disinfectant: capacity: 300 tons of per annum; capital: $509,572.
* Essential oil: capacity: 15,000 kg per annum; capital: $ 2.28 million.
* Ethyl acetate: capacity: 80 tons of per annum, capital: $ 480,559.
* Fatty and stearic acids: capacity: 20,000 tons per annum, capital: $ 28.4 million.
* Formaldehyde: capacity: 230 tons per annum, capital: $ 823,438.
* Gelatin: capacity: 150 tons per annum, capital: $ 1.34 million.
* Glucose: capacity: 6,000 tons per annum, capital: $ 6.24 million.
* Glycerin: capacity: 1,500 tons of per annum, capital: $ 4.71 million.
* Herbicides and fungicides: capacity: 1,000 and 400 tons per annum, respectively,
capital: $13.06 million.
* Hydrochloric acid: capacity: 2,800 tons per annum, capital: $3.72 million.
* Industrial adhesive: capacity: 1,000 tons per annum, capital: $ 646,196.
* Insecticides: capacity: 1,500 tons per annum, capital: $6.80 million.
* Lactic acid: capacity: 15 tons per annum, capital: $342,352.
* Low density polyethylene (LDPE): capacity: 40,000 tons per annum, capital: $69.10
million.
* Liquid detergent: capacity: 200 tones per annum, capital: $380,860.
* Natural adhesive (to bond items together): capacity: 500 tons per annum, capital:
$858,254.
* Pharmaceuticals: capacity: 300 million pieces of capsules, 600 million pieces of tablets,
1 million pieces of vial, 500,000 litres of syrup and 40 tons of ointment per annum,
capital: $12.00 million.
* Polish (shoe and floor): capacity: 700 tons per annum, ccapital: $998,043.
* High density polyethylene (HDPE): capacity: 30,000 tons per annum, capital: $5.7
million.
* PVC Resin: ccapacity: 15,000 tons Per annum, ccapital: $ 28.33 million.
* Veterinary medicine: capacity: 405 tons of drugs, capital: $1.5 million.

5. Textile Industry Projects
* Absorbent cotton: capacity: 300 tons per annum, capital: $926,302.
* Acrylic fiber and yarn: capacity: 168 tons per annum, capital: $1.16 million,
* Gauze and bandage: capacity: 600 tons per annum, Capital: $1.62 million.
* Knitted fabrics: capacity: 2.5 million m2 (500 tons) per annum, capital: $855,089.
* Nylon yarn: capacity: 200 tons per annum, capital: $986,965.
* Polyester yarn: capacity: 1,750 ton per annum, capital: $1.85 million.
* Sewing thread: capacity: 295 tons per annum, capital: $868,276.
* Synthetic fabrics: capacity: 45 tons per annum, capital: $497,966.

6. Garment Industry
* Blanket: capacity: 450,000 pieces per annum, capital: $ million.
* Canvas shoe: capacity: 490,000 pair per annum, capital: $1.02 million.
* Industrial Canvas: capacity: 200 tons per annum, capital: $3.13million.
* Carpet: capacity: 20,000 m2 per annum, capital: $988,020.
* Children's cloth: capacity: 280,000 pieces per annum, capital: $516,957.
* Jeans: 50,000 pieces or 750 tons per annum, capital: $462,096.
* Handkerchief, ties and scarves: capacity: 15,000 kg (1,005,454 pieces), 25,000 kg
(446,868 pieces) and 50,000 kg (993,041 pieces) per annum, respectively, capital: $1.57
million.
* Socks and stockings: capacity: 1.21 million pairs per annum, capital: $1.86 million.
* Sportswear: capacity: 750 tons (1,839,589 pieces) per annum, capital: $2.31 million.
* Towels: capacity: 30 tons per annum, capital: $625,096.
* Travel and brief cases of textiles: capacity: 93,302 pieces or 42 tons per annum, capital:
$686,814.
* Grain mill belt (conveyor belt of textile): capacity: 30,000 kg per annum, capital:
$355,540.

7. Leather Products
* Sandals: capacity: 10,000 pairs per annum, capital: $146,647.
* Leather hand gloves: capacity: 36,000 pairs per annum, capital: $744,840.
* Leather goods: capacity: 300,000 pieces of leather goods (belts and bandoliers, ladies'
hand bags, cases and containers, and jewelry beauty boxes, purses, wallets and other
articles) per annum, capital: $592,918.
* Leather shoes: capacity: 150,000 pairs per annum, capital: $1.7 million.
* Leather sole: capacity: 90,000 pairs per annum, out of which 67,500 pairs will be men's
sole, 13,500 pairs ladies' sole, and 9,000 pairs children's sole, capital: $ 443,106.
* Leather upholstery: capacity: 100 tons per annum. Leather upholstery is used as a part
for the preparation of high quality sofa, chairs and vehicles' seats, capital: $1 million.
* Upper leather: capacity: 300 tones per annum, capital: $ 263,226.

8. Construction Materials
* Chipboard: capacity: 187,200.00 m3 per annum, capital: $3.81million.
* Door locks: capacity: 1,600 tons per annum, capital: $1.4 million.
* Gypsum board: capacity: 300,000 m2 of a 1,820mm x 910mm x 9 mm plain board types
per annum., capital: $979,053.
* Hinges: capacity: 900 tons per annum, capital: $631,426.
* Laminated wood/ Formica: capacity: 3,000 tons per annum, capital: $1.78 million.
* Mosaic tiles: capacity: 500 tons per annum, capital: $436776.
* Plaster of Paris: capacity: 600 tons per annum, capital: $125,547.
* Plywood: capacity: 3,800 m3 per annum, capital: $1.6 million.
* Sheet glass: capacity: 15,000 tons per annum, capital: $15.12 million.

9. Food & Beverage
* Baby food: capacity: 2,000 tons per annum, capital: $1.72 million.
* Baking powder: capacity: 60 tons per annum, capital: $215,750.
* Biscuit: capacity: 1,500 tons per annum, capital: $1.71 million.
* Roasted, grounded and packed coffee: capacity: 300 tons per annum, capital: $534,364.
* Fruit Juice and Syrup: capacity: 300 tons per annum, capital: $676,264.
* Jam and marmalade: capacity: 300 tons per annum, capital: $792,315.
* Lemonade: capacity: 4,995 hectoliters per annum, capital: $474,229.
* Pasta and macaroni: capacity: 3,000 tons per annum, capital: $3.81 million.
* Margarine: capacity: 25,000 kg per annum, capital: $355,540.
* Milk powder: capacity: 2,000 tons per annum, capital: $7.76 million.
* Defatted Soya Bean Flour (DSF): capacity: 7,400 tons per annum, capital: $3.2 million.
* Tomato Sauce and Ketchup: capacity: 300 tons per annum, capital: $1.3 million.
* Vinegar: capacity: 20,000 kg per annum, capital: $3.81 million.
* Animal feed: capacity: 15,000 tons per annum, capital: $1.76 million.
* Poultry Feed: capacity: 3,500 tons per annum, capital: $517,484.