Tangshan Delegation visits Uganda Investment AuthorityBy Uganda Investment Authority
Eng. Dr. Frank Sebbowa, UIA’s Executive Director welcomed a ten man delegation from Tangshan, a largely industrial prefecture-level city in North Eastern Hebei province, China. Among them include Mr. Mike Wang and Andy Liang from Tian Tang Group, Mr. Han Wenchen from Baoye Group in Tangshan and Mr. Keding Sun, from Bureau of Commerce of HanGu.
The delegates informed Dr. Sebbowa that they are interested in setting up an industrial park purposely for manufacturing industries. Mr. Keding cited an example of a policy in China where the Central bank of China supports the development of an industrial park established in a foreign country on a piece of land not less than 5sqKm. He also showed interest in the manufacturing of Cement, steel, ceramics and glass for both the local and export market.
Dr. Sebbowa welcomed the idea and encouraged him to set up a construction materials’ industry to serve the growing East African market. He suggested Tororo as a strategic area for the industry since the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway is underway and it will connect Uganda to South Sudan and Kenya through Tororo as the focal point.