Mekelle University community comprising the top management, Deans and Directors of Colleges and Institutes, Department Heads and other invited members of the university paid a visit to Velocity garment, accessories and manufacturing industry, Mekelle City’s industrial zone, Gereb-Segen city water Project, and the ongoing construction of the University’s Meles Zenawi Technology Campus and community school at Quiha and Aynalem respectively.

The community also visited Mekelle Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the currently functioning five campuses of Mekelle University.

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MU community at VelocityTextile 

The first place the community visited was the Velocity Garment Factory where the management of the factory briefed the visitors on its current undertaking in the textile sector and their willingness to work with the university for better results.

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 MU Community at Mekelle City's Industrial Zone

The visit then was headed to Mekelle City’s Industrial Zone where the community visited the ongoing construction of the industry zone and its progress.

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A gift of appreciation from MU community to the management of the industry zone

Gereb-Segen city water project was the next destination for the visiting community of Mekelle University as the participants of the visit were able to see the ongoing endeavor to respond to Mekelle City’s water supply problem.

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MU community at Gereb-Segen Water Project

The visiting community then visited Meles Zenawi Technology Campus, named after the late Prime Minister of Ethiopia, which is expected to host more than 15,000 students with modern lab and workshop facilities when it will become functional the next academic year.

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 MU community having a briefing at the new Meles Zenawi Technology Campus (under construction)

The newly constructed Mekelle University’s community school, which has a capacity of hosting students from Kindergarten to Preparatory and will become fully functional next year, was also visited by the university community.

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The visit at the newly constructed MU Commuinty School

Ato Yemane Zeray, the Director of the University’s Corporate Communication Directorate, claimed that such visits are important to know your own locality and environment very well and that he would expect similar visits would be held by colleges and institutes of the university for better knowledge and effectiveness.