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Asian investment is turning Ethiopia into textile hub

New rail line and young workforce set the stage for industrial development

South Korea's Shin Textile Solutions in Bole Lemi Industrial Park mainly produces sportswear.

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The East African country of Ethiopia is fast developing into a dynamic apparel-sourcing hub, as low labor costs draw in international clothing makers.

Manufacturers from China, South Korea, India and other countries have opened new plants in the nation, while a growing number of European and U.S. brands are sourcing garments there.

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