KHARTOUM, 21 May 2015 – A new project launched today by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Sudan's Ministry of Mining will help strengthen the capacity of the country’s stone quarrying and processing sector through technology transfer and updating.
The three-year project received financial support from the UNIDO Centre for South-South Industrial Cooperation in India and will be implemented together with India’s governmental and private institutions.
“The project will contribute to Sudan’s economy in multiple ways. For the stone sector, it will help improve the quality of the products and increase its access to the international market. Also, it will help develop a niche market and generate employment for rural communities. This will contribute to the country's inclusive development,” said Ahmed El Karouri, Minister of Mining.
Khaled el Mekwad, UNIDO Representative to Sudan, added that “under the South-South Cooperation framework, the project will also seek to identify investment opportunities, mobilize foreign direct investments and stimulate business partnerships between India and Sudan”.
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Khaled el Mekwad
UNIDO Representative to Sudan