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Published On: Mon, Mar 31st, 2014

Somaliland:Chinese Industrialists Set to Establish a Range of Manufacturing Plants Across the Country

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By Goth Mohamed Goth

Hargeisa-Somaliland Ministry of Industry officials, businessmen and members of the public converged at the Egal international airport to welcome group of Chinese industrialists arrived in the country today just months after the signing of joint agreement last year to construct and establish of 20 factories in Somaliland to be funded by the Afro China Commerce Industry Group.

The head of Afro China Commerce Industry Group said, “We plan to setup and establish range of manufacturing plants here in Somaliland which produce and assembly motor vehicles, electronics, household goods, bicycles and food stuffs in parts of the country namely in Hargeisa, Tog Wajaale and Aw-barkhadle .

The Chinese industrialists had previously spent a couple of weeks last year in the country on a familiarization tour and exploring the country unexplored business opportunities and by visiting the various regions of the country said they were satisfied by both the people and the business environment which is vital for investment.

Mr. David Chin head of Afro China Commerce Industry Group said the consortium controls large, medium, and small in all branches of industry, commerce and the service sector and that they are planning to initiate a partnership in which will hence play a significant role for the industrialization and commercial development of the country.

Somaliland minister of Industries told the visiting entrepreneurs that Somaliland is open for business and that the government is welcomes and is ready to assist all those who are interested in investing in the country.  

SomalilandPress.com

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  1. NLander says:

    Welcome but you have to be careful that its regulated so its safe for our people to work. The Chinese are notorious for employee mistreatment, unsafe conditions.

    They have ruined their environment soo much that their capital city is in an endless smog!

    • SLWorrior says:

      NLander……that is where the productions are. These are only assembly lines. Mistreatments? They will mistreat Somalilanders….??? They will be exposed in a very short time, and they have to regulate or shut down. Just watch.

  2. kabocalaf says:

    This sounds too good to be true. why here where there is no water, not power generatoon, no skilled labourforce? If this project involves any upfront financial handout to the company in any form or shape, then it is almost certainly iffy.

    • SLWorrior says:

      Regretfully it sounds as if you are totally against it. But for your information, please be informed that they have deeply studied the country and its strategyical location, and the size of the market around SL (Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Djibout, Sudan, Yemen not to mention Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Brundi, etc., with a combined population of approx 350 million is a major opportunitity for the Chinese.

      2. If they fund some of the much needed projects in the nation, such as water, roads, electricity, hospitals, train the hundreds of young men etc., "call it what you want", in the ned it is ALLAH SENT, ALHAMDULILLAH WA NICMAT BILLAH.

      • asia says:

        Mashllah such an up lifting comment. We are Somali Landers not Bangladesh and no one can abuse us. I am pretty sure that our government considered carefully before going ahead with the projects as we want what can benefit us not what can harm us. I hope this project will be successful and will bring many developments to our country as well as providing jobs for our young men and women who graduated but struggling to secure a job. GOD BLESS SOMALILAND

    • Hamza-nor says:

      There is no labour laws or laws for anything so pretty nice place for a factories.

      Now with the horrible storries from Bangladesh about buildings collapse and workers trapped and poor work conditions and Foxcon
      n's abuse of workers I guess Somaliland is the perfect spot to move some of the productions to. No-one to ask any questions and no-one who will ever care.

      Money is the king!

      • SLWorrior says:

        Hamza-nor………..if you still have not understood the reason of their choice of SL, then you are passing through life with blinkers on. SL is too strategic to pass by, and the security is very good as well as being within the vicinity of very exciting markets.

        you conot blame them for the problems in Banagladesh………it is one of the world' most corrupted country

  3. Bucur Bacayr says:

    its a fake news, if google for it you will find that this organization does NOT exist, and the only links you get are from somalilandpress, well done mr goth next time use the name of real organization!

    • asia says:

      BESMELLAH! Don’t you have anything else to do other than criticizing other people’s achievements? This nation is working so hard to build their own country and they don’t need to see ridiculous comments like yours. If you have Somali blood in you why are you writting such comments? or is your enmity is stronger than who you are?????. One day inshallah you will visit Somaliland cities and when you see people who look like you and talk your language then you will inshallah regret all this hatred and jealousy.

      • SLWorrior says:

        Asia dear, you are very young to understand what his name really STAND FOR. Then you will know that he is against anything because he is Bucur Bacayr. Ask mom and dad and they will tell you what it is. So do not waste time with him….let him shoot his mouth to get some satisfaction of his lackings.

    • SLWorrior says:

      HELLO MR BUCUR BACAYR….How many homes have you visited today to "collect" the traditional handout for the birth of a baby boy?

      Please keep to your trade and let your peers handle matters for the country, which may also benefit
      you and your people..

  4. feysal says:

    Beware of environmental impact. Remember the chinese tanning company that poisoned the drinking water near Hargeysa.

    • SLWorrior says:

      DO NOT BLAME THE CHINESE FOR THIS. BLAME THE RIYALE GOVERNMENT WHICH ALLOWED THE SETTING UP OF TANNING IN HARGEISA AND BURCO.

      THE MERCURY MUST HAVE A VERY STRINGENT DISPOSAL, OR OTHERWISE IT WILL CONTAMINATE
      THE WATER RESOURCES, WHERE TABLE WATER, STREEMS OR ANY OTHER SOURCE.

      RIYALE'S GREED LEFT THE COUNTRY STAGNANT AND WITHOUT ANY PROGRESS, WHILE POCKETING MOST OF THE REVENUES AND/OR SELL IT OUT TO COMPANIES THAT COULD BENEFIT BUT DESTROY THE ENVIRONMENT.

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