Melba Printing, Publishing and Packaging plant, a printing and packaging factory built at a cost of over $32 million (1.4 billion birr), has been inaugurated. The plant has a capacity of producing over 138,000 books a day, 50 million a year. The plant is located in the town of Gelan, in Ethiopia's Oromia region.
Shimelis Abdissa, president of the Oromia region, along with other high-ranking government officials, have been present during the inauguration of the plant.
The enormous printing and packaging plant is expected to play a crucial role in saving foreign currency through the substitution of overseas printing, publishing, and packaging with high-quality local production. Moreover, the company aims to provide high-quality printing and packaging services to African countries in the region.
Melba Printing, Publishing and Packaging plant has created employment opportunities for more than 500 people, it was learned.
Image Source: Twitter account of Shimelis Abdissa, President of the Oromia region