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Invest in Sheka Zone!

Sheka zone has a total area of 2134.13 sq km. and lies between 7.12-7.89latitude and 35.24 to 37.90 longitudes, with an elevation ranging 1001-3000 meters above see level. The zone has 3 Woredas with a total population of 198406 (2007). Regarding the Agro – Ecology of the zone, out of the total land size 55.6% is kolla, 41.4% Weinadega and 3% Dega. The annual mean temperature ranges between 15.1-27.5oc and the annual mean rainfall ranges 1201-1800mm.
According to the land utilization data of the region, 38.4% is cultivated land, 13.39% grazing land 16.81% forest bushes and shrub land, 17.09 % cultivable, and 14.31 is covered by others.
The zone has a total length of 215.6 km. road network. .Masha is the capital town of Sheka zone situated at a distance of 951 km. away from Awassa.The livestock resource of the zone in (2007) was cattle 106.62 thousand, 66.84 thousand sheep and goats, 4.680 thousand equines and 607.278 thousand poultry.

Why Invest in Sheka Zone

Conducive climate, adequate rainfall, perennial rivers flowing through out the year, Fertile land
• Industrial Raw materials are produced in large amounts
• Industrial zone is demarcated in the capital town
• Availability of Human Resource
• Availability of Air transport service

Feasible Investment Activities for both Domestic & Foreign investors

Agriculture
• Coffee Plantations, Spices, pulses &cereal Crops Production, cattle fattening, Apiculture, Animal Farming, Flower Production
Industry
• Coffee Processing, Fruits Processing, Honey & wax processing, Bamboo Products Processing, Metal & Woodwork
Social & Others Services
• Health & Education Services, Lodges, Resort Hotels, Star Hotels, Grocery, Pensions, Transport Services, Restaurants & Cafe Services, Animal Health Care services, Real Estates, Fuel Stations, Garage Services, Supermarkets.


Industrial Projects Studied By IPS
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Project Profile
Potential Woreda
Town
1
Bee venom, Propolic, pollen and royal jelly processing plant Mahsa Masha
2
Candle making Andiracha Tepi
3
Caraway oil extraction andiracha Gucha
4
Cinamon oil extraction Yeki Tepi
5
Fatty acide Yeki Tepi
6
Geranium oil Masha Masha
7
Incensed sticks (agarbatti) Andiracha Gucha
8
Vegetable waxes Mahsa Masha
9
Garaway processing & packing Masha Mahsa
10
Cinamon processing & packing Andiracha Andiracha
11
Rosemary oil Mahsa Mahsa
12
Bee hive frame Masha Masha
13
Household and office furniture of wood Yeki Tepi
14
Pencil Yeki Tepi
15
Timber production Andiracha gucha
16
Veneer sheets Andiracha Gucha
 
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