Addressing reporters yesterday in Dar es Salaam, ambassador Hamdi Abuali said that in health, one of the key areas of investments is the pharmaceutical industry, saying his country had huge experience in the sector.
He said that already three pharmaceutical companies from Palestine have showed interest to establish partnership with local firms and build plants to serve the medical sector.
According to him, few years ago, his government brought the Palestine International Cooperation Agency to assess possible areas of investments where it recognized that health and agribusiness are among the potential sectors.
“Palestine is good in technology and innovation, we have established modern systems to monitor soil moisture, livestock keeping and processing of its products and many others…President Mahamoud Abbas has assured Tanzania that his government will support Tanzania by sharing the vision to industrialize the economy,” he added.
He added that another new investor from Palestine has showed interest to invest in construction sector especially establishing plant to produce modern building materials.
According to him, efforts are ongoing to continue linking the Tanzanian private sector with their counterparts in Palestine to create a network that will facilitate investments and accelerate the economy growth.
“Among our plans is to invest in exchange programmes especially training doctors and other health specialists for them to come back and provide better services to Tanzanians. Palestine is well known in the medical abilities so we hope the new partnerships will bring useful results for both countries.”
The envoy further lauded President John Magufuli eagerness and efforts to bring Tanzania to the next level of development.
“I do recognize President Magufuli as a ‘bulldozer’ due various steps he has been taking to make Tanzania a better place to stay and invest; my government is committed to join efforts with the Tanzanian government to make a difference in supporting its industrialisation process,” he said.
According to him, if President Magufuli’s vision and efforts will be successful, Tanzanian is going to be one of the major hubs in the region.
Abuali also hailed President Magufuli for becoming the new chairman of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) commending him for laying out concrete plans to take forward the bloc’s development initiatives.
He also commended the move taken by SADC to declare Kiswahili as its fourth official language after English, French and Portuguese.
The envoy further pledged to continue cementing bilateral relations between the two countries for the benefit of their peoples.
“Tanzania and Palestine has a very long history going back to the late Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, We appreciate the historic relations, we promise to continue strengthening the already existing economic diplomacy by promoting trade and investments in various sectors for the country’s development.”
Meanwhile, ambassador Abuali sent his government’s condolences following the recent fuel-tank accident in Morogoro which has claimed over 90 lives of people.
“I and my government have been saddened with this accident, our condolences to all families of the deceased, friends and relatives. We are also praying for them to rest in peace but also the casualties to be quickly healed and continue with their daily activities,” he said.