Selected 100 Investment Project Profiles
1. Hotel and Tourism
Ethiopia has much to offer to international tourists. It has unique historical and cultural heritages, magnificent scenery, surprisingly pleasant climate and religious, archeological, and historical places to visit. Ethiopia is a land of contrasts and extremes, a land of remote and wild places with a wide range of tourist attractions which have not yet been fully exploited. Among others, the main tourist attractions include about 7000 species of plants out of which 1100 are endemic; about 242 mammals out of which 23 are endemic; about 850 bird species, out of which 16 are endemic. As Ethiopia is also the cradle of mankind, there are a number of archeological sites.
Tourism opportunities exist in the construction of star-designated hotels, lodges and resorts, international and specialized restaurants and as tour operators. Potential investors can take advantage of these opportunities through direct investment or joint-ventures with Ethiopians.
2. Mineral Water
Ethiopia aspires to attract internationally reputable educational institutions, universities and training centers. The following areas are some of the opportunities for both domestic and foreign investors.
Ethiopia has extensive opportunities in the construction industry, particularly in the construction of roads, residential development, commercial and industrial construction and low-cost housing. The Government has given special attention to the development of the country’s road network.Construction machinery and equipment rental services and real state development are also other opportunities in the sector.