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Manufacturing in Rwanda

  • Rwanda: India Imparts Skills to Local Manufacturers

    INDIA, 2015/01/30 Rwandans will be able to acquire various manufacturing skills from the India-Africa Vocational Training and Incubation Centre launched yesterday in Nyarutarama, Gasabo District, Kigali. The centre will provide training to bridge the skills gaps and reduce unemployment. It consists of eleven fields: bakery, tomato ketchup and fruit juice making, edible oil extraction, packaging, soya milk extraction. Others are automatic wire nail manufacturing, paper napkin and toilet roll manufacturing, knitting, stitching and embroidery, cell phone repair, potato chips manufacturing, popcorn making, ice cream cone making, fashion design, and crockery, part others.
  • Rwanda: Lack of Public Transport in Special Economic Zone Irks Industrialists

    RWANDA, 2015/01/30 Manufacturers operating from the Kigali Appropriate Economic Zone have decried the increasing cost of transporting workers to and from work, saying the industrial park in Nyandungu, Gasabo District is not served by public transport commuter buses. Patrick Makuza, the Rwanda Foam Industry chief, said most of the firms hire private companies to transport workers, which is 'eating into' their earnings. "It would be convenient and cost effective if the park is provided with public transport," Makuza told The New Times during an assessment tour by the Ministry of Trade and Industry officials on Tuesday.
  • Rwanda: Govt Commits to Address Manufacturers' Concerns

    RWANDA, 2015/01/13 Government is working toward addressing issues affecting the manufacturing industry performance in the country, the Minister for Trade and Industry, Francois Kanimba, has said. Kanimba made the remarks during an assessment tour of industry operations in Bugesera and Kicukiro Industrial Parks on Thursday. Part the firms visited included Master Steel industry, manufacturing iron sheets, doorframes and iron bars. Located in Kicukiro District, the industry produces 2,000 tonnes of metal objects per month and targets 8,000 tonnes in the near next. The plant has been expanded to start manufacturing metal tubes and nails.
  • Rwanda Development Bank (BRD)

    RWANDA, 2013/08/14 The Rwanda Development Bank (BRD) has been boosting the productivity of some factories by providing them credit which in turn contributed to socio-economic increase, manufacturers have said. They made the declaration at the start of a 3-day mini-exhibition of their products and services at the BRD headquarters, which aims to showcase the bank's achievements through its supports to various factories which in return display and sell their products.
  • Factory to manufacture packaging bags

    RWANDA, 2013/03/18 Leon Sebutakirwa, the manager of Alternative Packaging Solution Ltd, a local company that will set up the plant, said they want to intervene and provide a solution to the problem.