The President indicates that the fair is taking place when Burundi has just developed its own development plan, which is a first national development plan developed by the Burundians themselves.
The Head of State proceeding to the official opening of the Industrial Fair
He pointed out that in the field of industrial policy, the government’s intention is to establish an industrial platform favorable to employment and youth and industrial know-how.
Thus, Mr. Nkurunziza recommended to the ministry having the industry in its attributions to submit without delay to the council of ministers the national policy on industrialization based on the national development plan 2018-2027 and without omitting the considerations sub-regions in this area. “We want an industry that respects environmental and international requirements and adds value to jobs and economic growth,” he said.
It also meant that he expects from this industrial fair, training, employment, respect for environmental standards and social responsibility. “My first goal is to reconcile young people with their land, their heritage, and their territorial identity,” he continued.
Mr. Nkurunziza then believes that after the show these young people with an industrial vocation will be certain to be able to pursue a professional career at home in Burundi and for a long time.
Meanwhile, Olivier Suguru, the President of the Association of Industrialists of Burundi (AIB) has said that this 2nd edition will serve as a meeting place for professionals from the sector of the sub-region and the rest of the world to exchange experience and forge win-win partnerships.
An opportunity will also be given to a maximum of small and medium-sized local industries to create and establish lasting and reliable relations with the economic operators of the sub-region, he added.
According to Mr. Suguru, manufacturers will also have an opportunity to present their products to professional retailers and potential buyers.
Through the thematic sessions and conference debates, professionals in the sector will try to provide solutions to the concerns of local industries, he reassured.
Source Region Week