Pakistanis invited to invest in Sudan
The News | 5 September 2011
Sudan is a resourceful African country and it has vast opportunities for investment in different fields while the skilled labour particularly for the agriculture sector is also a major requirement of Sudan.
Acting Ambassador and Charge D’Affairs of Sudan, Muhammed Eldie Ali, said this while talking to newsmen at the Karachi Press Club on Sunday.
He said Sudan was a peaceful country and offered the opportunity of relaxation in Customs and taxes to the foreign investors and especially for the Pakistani investors. A member of the 24 African countries’ organisation, tSudan has a good environment for investment in the field of oil, gold mining, farming and agriculture.
Ali said more than 4,500 square miles were available for farming and agriculture sectors and investors would have the opportunity to bring in skilled workers for farming. He said there was fertile land for the production of wheat, oil seeds (sesame, groundnut and sunflower), fruits (mango, banana, guava, strawberry, pineapple and grapefruits).
The acting ambassador said the land was also suitable for the production of vegetables, organic fruits, and there was scope for the export of these products to the Middle East, Africa and European countries.
He said millions of acres were also available for the livestock sector and Pakistani investors would have the opportunity to invest in this field and export cattle, including sheep, goats and camels, to Saudi Arab and the Middle East.
He said investment also available for slaughter houses. Dairy products and its packages, and the fisheries sector also presented an opportunity for investment, he said, adding that skilled labour was also available for mining and the government of Sudan decided to issue visas to skilled labour easily.
Ali said Rs460 was the visa fee and there were no complication procedures for the visa.
The Sudanese acting ambassador said there was an opportunity for joint investment in the industrial sector, particularly in the field of textile, edible oil, fertilizers, paper industry and mechanical and pharmaceutical industry.
He said the India had also invested in Sudan particularly in the field of oil production while the Pakistani investors had offered to invest in the entire field, including the oil production.
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