The Premier of South Africa’s North West Province, Supra Mahumapelo, has left for China to explore further itrade and nvestment opportunities and confirm the provincial government’s commitment to various proposed deals.
Among the issues to be discussed during the Premier’s engagement with potential investors from Beijing and Shanghai are the establishment of a bus manufacturing plant in the province as well as the establishment of donkey breeding farms for the export of donkey hide and meat to China.
Accompanied by province’s Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development Manketsi Tlhape, MEC for Finance, Economy and Enterprise Development Wendy Nelson and experts in the field of agriculture, Mahumapelo is also expected to lead discussions on proposed deals for the construction of buildings and improvement of information communication technology (ICT) infrastructure.
As part of the week-long programme the Premier and his delegation will visit a donkey farm and attend a Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. exhibition in Shanghai, before meeting with various other companies.
The Office of the Premier said the second official trip to China is part of strengthening the existing trade and investment relations with South Africa’s fellow members of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) grouping and serve as a great platform for the province to learn best practices in dealing with housing challenges and ICT issues, among others.
MEC for Education and Sport Development Sello Lehari has been appointed to act as Premier for the duration of Premier Mahumapelo’s visit to China.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK