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Trade minister in China to boost industry


By William Madouk


The minister of trade and industry, William Anyuon Kuol, has jetted to the People’s Republic of China for a strategic plan to improve the trade and industry sectors in the country.

Mr. Anyuon led a delegation comprising the undersecretary in the ministry, Kuol Daniel Ayulo, chairperson of the South Sudan Bureau of Standards, Dr. Kuorwel Kuai Kuorwel, and ambassador of South Sudan to China, among others.

According to the statement seen by the No. 1 Citizen Daily Newspaper, the delegation held a meeting with Chinese government officials, financial institutions, traders, and investors in Hunna Province, Beijing.

“The delegation held meetings with some government officials, financial institutions, traders, and investors in the Hunna Province and Beijing of the People’s Republic of China to discuss ways of fostering trade and industrialization activities between both countries.” The statement on the Trade Ministry’s page partly read.

Meanwhile, Minister of Trade, Anyuon was quoted as saying the visit would boost the industry sector and create job opportunities for thousands of youth in the country.

“The visit will help in improving the industry sector, trade, establishment of factories, creation of job opportunities, and infrastructure,” said Anyuon.

He appreciated President Salva Kiir Mayardit for supporting the Ministry of Trade and Industry activities for the betterment of the country.

Furthermore, the delegation also visited factories, sophisticated companies, investors, world-class testing laboratories for food and non-food items, modern warehouses, and construction companies.

Also, in a statement, a team from Crawford Company LTD and B’smart Technologies, which are partners of the Ministry of Trade in the private sector, were among the visiting delegations.

On his part, Crawford Capital Company Ltd. exhibited the projects it’s undertaking in South Sudan and how they are using the modern technologies used in China to achieve such projects in South Sudan.

They expressed their ongoing project of establishing smart shops and warehouses across the country that would be used to sell food products at subsidized prices that would be afforded by the local citizens.

The company also displayed the types of modern houses and standard hospitals it has begun constructing in Luri and other parts of South Sudan.

Furthermore, the delegation will also proceed to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on January 31st for a similar purpose before returning to Juba at the end of the week.



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