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Saturday, 26 May 2018

In East Africa, the government of Rwanda has received a grant from Belgium within the framework of improving access to reliable on grid electricity services for households and public priority institutions. Government intends to apply a portion of the funds to eligible payments under the contract for the supply of electrical material and accessories for power lines. Bidding will be conducted in accordance with the law No 05/2013 of 13/02/2013 modifying and complementing the Law No 12/2007 of 27/03/2007 on public procurement.

Tanzania has secured a $110-million soft loan from Poland to establish a tractor assembling factory that will enhance the agriculture sector, the government has confirmed. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Adelhem Meru, said the factory, which is expected to be constructed in Kibaha, would take-off before the next financial year. "The construction will start soon and we expect to produce about 2,400 tractors annually for local consumption and sell to other East African countries," he said at the Tanzania- Poland Business Forum that brought together various investors.

Indonesia will build stronger cooperation with Gambia's agricultural sector, according to a statement issued by the Indonesian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal, on Sunday (25/07). The embassy also represents Indonesia in neighboring Gambia. Agriculture Rural Farmers Training Center (ARFTC) director Asumana Njaedi said Indonesia has been very helpful in providing Gambian farmers with training, while also giving them useful knowledge related to the sector, as quoted by state-run news agency Antara. Meanwhile, Indonesia will also help the African nation to rebuild the ARFTC, which was established by the Indonesian government in Jenoi, Gambia, in 1998.

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