China’s Guangzhou Fekon has announced plans to set up a motorcycle manufacturing plant in Tanzania
According to the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, Guangzhou Fekon general manager Zheng Bing said procedures were currently underway to start constructing the factory.
Guangzhou Fekon and the Chinese ambassador to Tanzania, Dr Lu Youqing, recently donated 44 motorcycles to the Katavi Region. Tanzanian Prime Minister Mizengo Kayanza Peter Pinda said these vehicles would help with the development of the region.
“The motorcycles will be used by village executives to oversee development activities in the district, while some vehicles will also be used in health centres and secondary schools,” said Prime Minister Pinda.
Company executives did not reveal a timeline or investment details for the manufacturing plant project.
Established in 2002, Guangzhou Fekon, manufactures 50,000 motorcycles a month, which are exported to Asia, Africa, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe and South America.