BY DOREEN NASASIRA –
The Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has commended the Tian Tang Investment group in Uganda for contributing towards the industrialization of the country, adding that their work is in line with the government policy.
The Premier made the remarks while touring the Tian Tang Industrial Park in Mbabala, Mukono District on Friday.
The industrial park is composed of 3 major industries namely; steel industry, foam industry and Wood industry.
The Prime Minister highlighted that government is committed to resolving all concerns regarding investment in the country and has already constituted a technical committee on investment headed by the secretary to the treasury, and High-level committee headed by Professor Ezra Suruma to support and guide China-related developments in the country.
Dr Rugunda also commended the Tian Tang investment group for complying to the environmental regulations.
“Tian Tang industrial park has endeavoured to respect the standards of the environment. The investors are environmentally conscious and have ensured that their industries are consistent with the modern styles of climate change mitigation initiatives,” Rugunda said.
The Premier also lauded the investors for using local materials to industrialize and for taking advantage of the regional market by exporting quality products hence setting the standard for other incoming exporters in the country.
He urged other investors to emulate to Tian Tang Group of investors. Dr Rugunda also pledged full government support to the investors.
The Ambassador of Uganda to China, His Excellency, Crispus Kiyonga thanked the government for supporting Chinese investors in Uganda and noted that China supplies majority of the construction contractors hence contributing to the economic development of the country.
He urged investors to continue paying respect to environmental issues and also increase exports since it creates more opportunities for Uganda in foreign countries.
The Economic and Commercial Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Uganda, Zhao Xiufen, highlighted that China is the biggest investment source of Uganda, and also thanked the government of Uganda for supporting the investors.
The Chief Executive Officer of Tian Tang investment group, Paul Zhang, thanked the government for creating a conducive environment for investments to thrive in the country.
He said the Tian Tang investment group has been operating in Uganda since 2009 and has created over 2000 jobs through its supply chains.
He added that Tian Tang investment group is committed to creating more jobs and contributing towards the country’s economic growth through investment.
Monday, April 08, 2019