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Tanzania: Call for Utilisation of EPZs OpportunitiesWednesday, July 09, 2014 > 09:21:55
TANZANIANS have been urged to appreciate and utilise expanding opportunities available under Export Processing Zones (EPZs) and Special Economic Zones (SEZs).
The Minister for Livestock and Fisheries Development, Dr Titus Kamani, said over the weekend that there is a need for Tanzanians to know a significant economic contribution by EPZs to the country and utilise the areas for investment.
The minister said this while visiting the Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA) pavilion at the ongoing 38th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair at the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Trade fair grounds. "People should know the tremendous job you are doing for the good of the nation," he said.
He said that EPZA's endeavours towards industrialisation are inspiring because it is industries that create jobs and act as a catalyst to other sectors. "It is industries that add value to various products before exporting which helps the country earning more," he said, adding that Tanzania now hopes to perform better on this front.
He hailed the management of EPZA for making their areas one of the leading attractions for investment both local and foreign. Various industries working in EPZA areas participate in the trade fair.
Some of them are Mazava, Tanzania Tooku Garments Co. Ltd, Fresh Air Ltd, and Power Flour Ltd. Earlier last week, the authority was named a winner in the two categories of Best SMEs Development and Trade Support Organisation and a Best Export Product Exhibitors.
The EPZA Director General, Dr Adelhelm Meru said the awards were a result of the efforts by his authority to serve both local and foreign investors. "This is a clear testimony of appreciation of our services in Tanzania and beyond," he said.