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Tecno to Open Third Mobile Phone Factory in Ethiopia

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Hong Kong based Tecno Group has broken ground on its third phone assembly factory in Ethiopia.

The third factory will be based in the capital city, Addis Ababa within an ICT Park established by the government.

Tecno Mobile started operation in Ethiopia in 2009 and has currently employed about 400 workers. It is expected that the third factory will add a further 200 jobs.

It's first locally assembled Android smartphone with support for the Amharic language went on sale in July 2012.

Speaking on the ground breaking ceremony, Ethiopia's state Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Getachew Negash said besides other regulatory incentives, the current reform concerning value addition on technological products has attracted a number of assembly companies.

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