"The Belt and Road Initiative" Rwanda Industrial Base
In the Africa, via “The Belt and Road” strategy, under the guidance of both Chinese and African governments, economic and trade cooperation projects are developing like a raging fire, such that China has become Africa’s largest trading partner.
Rwanda is located in the south eastern equatorial part of Africa ,with land area of 26338 square kilometers (about 3.5 times of Guangzhou City, China area) and , a population of 11.3 million . The capital, Kigali, is in the center of the country. In recent years, rapid economic growth, and a good investment environment, have allowed the economic and trade cooperation projects between the two governments to run smoothly.
Foshan Ka Chun Garment Co. Ltd. of Africa Industrial Base , known as “C&H GARMENT LTD” is located in Kigali the beautiful “1000 hill country”. The first phase of the project covers an area of nearly 6000 square meters.Construction began in June 2014, and by June 2015 production was well under way, providing, more than 800 direct jobs for the local industry.The second phase of the project was completed in May 2017, covering an additional area of about 4000 square meters.This added another 800 jobs directly. The third phase of the project, to be compleyted in November 2018 covers an area of about 18000 square meters, and willbring the total workforce to more than 3200 employees.
During each phase, the government of Rwanda, the China Embassy in Rwanda, Chinese ambassador to Rwanda, UNIDO director general, Ministry of industry and Trade Minister of Rwanda, Rwanda’s Defense Minister, Minister of Rwanda Financial Department, the Ministry of industry, labor bureau and other Rwanda government development personnel have repeatedly visited the factory out of interest and support. The development and achievements of the project have been viewed as highly positive.
In the development of economic and trade cooperation, and to promote diversified development of African countries to improve people’s livelihood and their economy,China, provides strong support for economic and social development, and has also made a positive contribution to promoting South cooperation and balanced development of the world economy. Foshan Ka Chun Garment Co. Ltd. will closely follow the national “The Belt and Road” strategy, in Rwanda, while other companies look how to increase their investment on non economic and trade exchanges, for the bilateral trade and cultural exchanges to make their own contribution.