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Yirgalem integrated agro industrial park to go operational next month

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Addis Ababa, March 20, 2019 (FBC) – The Yirgalem integrated agro industrial park will go operational next month, said the SNNP regional state industrial parks development corporation.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the corporation, Biru Wolde, said two factories will begin avocado and honey production in April.

The company that built an avocado processing plant has already contracted 53,000 avocado framers, he said. It will supply its product for overseas and local markets, he said.

According to Biru, the honey processing plant will supply its product only to local market.

The Yirgalem industrial park is dedicated to processing vegetables and fruits that are widely grown in the regional state, including coffee, avocado, meat and dairy products.