+251 2212-49-61, +251 22212-59-49 Adama City, Melka Adama Sub-City, Abba Gada Oromia, Ethiopia
The First
Economic Zone in Ethiopia


  • 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.

    H.E. Obbo Shimalis Abdisa
    ORS President
  • Warm Greetings to Our Guests,

    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.

    Mr. Motuma Temesgen
    Director General
  • May 10, 2024, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed led the inauguration of the Gada Special Economic Zone construction, overseeing the signing of a memorandum of understanding between China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) and the Oromia Regional State for the development of the Lume free trade zone within the Geda Special Economic Zone. During his address,...
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  • Apr 18, 2024. During its 21st regular session of the third year of tenure today, the House of Peoples’ Representatives of Ethiopia (HoPR) sanctioned bills pertaining to Special Economic Zones proclamation and the amendment of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) establishment agreement. The Special Economic Zones proclamation bill was referred to the parliament by...
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  • Dubartootni Zoonii Diinagdee Addaa Gadaa Guyyaa Dubartootaa (March 8) marii paanaalitiin kabajanii jiru. Hojjattootni dubartootaa Zoonii Diinagdee Addaa Gadaa guyyaa dubartootaa (March 8) mata duree “Dubartoota irratti Invest gochuun guddina Saffisisa” jedhuun marii paanaalitiin kabajaniiru.Bakka bu’aan Daarektaraa Ol’anaa Zoonicha Obbo Kabbadaa Baayisaa haasawa taasisaniin baay’ina ummataa keessaa harka walakkaa ol kan ta’an Dubartoota irratti Investii...
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About GSEZ

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.