The big Chinese Huajian Group, which has been operating in Ethiopia since 2011, is reportedly planning to invest $100 million in the construction of new shoe manufacturing and coffee processing factories in the country's Jimma Industrial Park. An agreement signed in May with the Ethiopian government will also see Huajian involved in the establishment of a local vocational education and training center. The company already employs more than 7,000 people at two Ethiopian factories that make about five million pairs of shoes annually.

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