Gada Special Economic Zone(GSEZ) is a new phenomenon in the industrial, trade, investment and urban development strategies in Oromia NRS and Ethiopia at large. Almost 3/4 of Ethiopian industrial area is located in Addis Ababa and the surrounding Oromia Special Zone. With the drive to create an industrial economic hub in Africa, therefore, GSEZ will play a strategic central role in industrialization and urbanization development of our nation. As the national and regional prior economic plan to powered the socio-economic prosperity, Gada special economic zone intends to be a pioneer of free trade, export processing, recreational and smart industrial city by 2062.
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Ethiopia have signed African Continent Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA) to realize trade and regional integration. We are also on legal process /efforts the road to accession of World Trade Organization(WTO). Gada Special Economic Zone (GSEZ) is established with a fascinating objective to ensure a sustainable and attractive investment destination in Africa. We envision to see a most vibrant economic hub of Africa by 2062. It is quest to achieve the AU led Agenda 2062.
The purposes of creating Special Economic Zones are to achieve the economic and social transformation of the region through promoting a conducive policy and providing critical public goods, attracting foreign and domestic investment, enhancing technology transfer needed to expand manufacturing activities, creates jobs, generate multiplier impact on the economy and promote regional development.