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Kenyan factory to assemble Chinese vehicles

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by MaxShimba, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. MaxShimba

    MaxShimba JF-Expert Member

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    Visitors view a Chery Fulwin II at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. China's Chery Automobile is planning to build a n assembly plant in Kenya. REUTERS
    Chery Automobile is to become the second Chinese vehicle maker to build an assembly plant in Kenya, joining truck manufacturer Beiqi Foton Motors in a move to tap East African demand and further strengthening Chinese links with the continent.

    "They (Chery) are discussing with the (Chinese) government so that they can get some $50 million to invest in Kenya through an assembly plant," said Mr Justus Nguu, the director of Stantech Motors, the Kenya franchise holder of Chery.

    China has made big inroads in Africa, where it is seeking to secure energy, minerals and food and their quest to set assembly plants in Kenya is set to open a new battle front with Japanese, India's and local assemblers.

    Their entry is set to loosen the stranglehold of Thika-based Kenya Vehicle Manufacturer (KVM), the Association of Vehicle Assemblers (AVA) Limited of Mombasa and General Motors East Africa (GMEA) who have come under the spotlight for possible involvement in anti-competitive market practices linked to sale of overpriced goods.

    Toyota Corporation plans to acquire half of AVA to assemble Hino trucks and buses locally and tap the rising demand for heavy commercial vehicles in the region with India's Tata to unveil such assemblies.

    The new assemblers are looking to use Kenya as the launching pad for entry into the regional common market, reaffirming Nairobi's position as East Africa's economic hub.

    The fragmented economies of the five East African countries had discouraged the auto dealers from setting up assembly plants, but the common market has made it possible for the dealers to capture a region of more than 130 million residents.



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  2. VUVUZELA

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    Serikali yetu nayo iko mbioni kujenga kiwanda cha kutengeneza kashata na halwa pale Chalinze kwa msaada wa Jamhuri ya watu wa Oman.
    Kenya wameshatuacha kwa sana kimaendeleo tukubali ama tukatae
     
  3. SHERRIF ARPAIO

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    Waziri wa viwanda anatakiwa atoke na aka-lobby sio kuendeleza ngonjera na mipasho
     
  4. MaxShimba

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    Urafiki - producing the best kangas

    Tanzania- China Friendship Textile Co Ltd., also named Urafiki (which means friendship in Swahili) is known in Tanzania to produce kangas of the absolute best quality. Nowadays there are a lot of cheap, pirated kangas of bad quality from Asia at the market. But everyone who can afford it prefers a kanga from Urafiki.

    Friendship

    Tanzania-China Joint venture Friendship textile Co Ltd was established on April 1 1997. Its predecessor was Tanzania Friendship Textile Mile that was financed by the Chinese Government as a gift to Tanzania.

    In the new company the Chinese side accounts for 51 % of capital stock and Tanzanian side 49 %. Being in possession of 40.000 spindles and 1.092 looms the factory has the capacity to produce 14 miljoner meters of printing and dyeing. Besides kangas also vitenge cloth is produced, thread, bed-sheeting etc. The factory is one of the biggest textile enterprise in the country and and a major taxpayer in Tanzania.

    The rawmaterial is 100 % Tanzanian cotton. That means that the products from Urafiki are fully produced in Tanzania, from the raw material to the finnished product.

    The factory is situated along Morogoro Road in Ubungo Industrial area in Dar es Salaam. it also has a couple of own retailing shops in the city.

    Don't miss our big range of kangas and kitenges from Urafiki in our Webshop!
     
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    tehetehe Bongo tuendeleze vijiwe vyetu tu, na safari za nje kutembeza bakuli!!!
     
  6. SHERRIF ARPAIO

    SHERRIF ARPAIO JF-Expert Member

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    Halwa, kashata, gahawa na porojo pale Saigoni na shibam
     
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