East Africa: Entrepreneurs to Participate in Pakistan Exhibition
By Christina Mseja
REPRESENTATIVES of trade organizations and business people from the East Africa Community (EAC) partner states are expected to participate in the Pakistan Engineering and Healthcare Show for Africa and Central Asian republics aimed to exploit the business opportunities.
Tanzania Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture (TCCIA) President, MrPaul Koyi, said the event will take place between 25 and 27 next month in Lahore, Pakistan.
Mr Koyi further said the event was organized by the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and the private sector of Pakistan and involves 250 Pakistan exhibitors.
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He further said the Tanzania government has continued to create an enabling environment for investment promotion that has enabled trade relations between Tanzania and Pakistan to increase.
He made the remarks while briefing the reporters in Dar es Salaam, on the event that the traders will exhibit Pakistan’s engineering goods including heavy, medium and light engineering products and healthcare (pharmaceuticals, medical devices and surgical equipment).
“I call on the Tanzania and East Africa traders to participate and grab the opportunities because the Pakistan government has created an enabling environment for entrepreneurs who will be able to participate in the exhibition,” he said.
President Koyi urged TCCIA representatives countrywide to mobilize people, especially investors in industry and agriculture, to participate in the exhibition.
On his part, Pakistan High Commissioner to Tanzania, Mr Muhammad Saleem said the exhibition aims to promote the image of Pakistan as a manufacturing hub of engineering and its allies’ products.
Also, it will connect 83 per cent of world demand for engineering products with the existing exports starting from Central Asian Republics and Africa.
He mentioned the major products being displayed in the exhibition will be agricultural machinery and farming implements, electric machinery, construction materials.
On another development, on 4 to 6 February in Pakistan, the Women entrepreneur expo will kick off which will involve women from different countries to showcase their products and exchange skills aimed to foster their business.
Also, the participants have been advised to adhere to Covid-19 precautions for travel to Pakistan.