Chinese Investors to Set Up Tile Plant in Tanzania

By Bakari Kiango

Mkuranga — Chinese investors are will invest $100 million (about Sh218 billion) to set up a factory that will manufacture roofing tiles in the country, Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa heard on Wednesday.

Goodwill Ceramic Limited will start constructing the factory in December this year at Mkiu village, Mkuranga District in Coast region, according to the Chinese Ambassador to Tanzania, Dr Lu Youqing.

"With the investment, the company will be able to produce 800,000 roofing tiles per day and thus it will significantly reduce the importation of such products from abroad," Dr Youqing told Mr Majaliwa during his (Mr Majaliwa's) two-day tour of industries in the Coast Region on Wednesday.