DAR ES SALAAM: Johansein Rutaihwa, a senior program officer for SADC secretariat on industrialization and Competitiveness said, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is associating with China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to implement industrialization strategy.

Johansein said the industrialization strategy would be specially implemented through the construction of infrastructure projects. The SADC industrialization strategy focused on agro-processing, mineral beneficiation and pharmaceuticals, he added.

The theme of the fourth SADC Industrialization Week and Exhibition is a conducive environment for inclusive and sustainable industrial development and to Increase Intra-trade and Job opportunity.

The fourth SADC Industrialization Week and Exhibitions are among activities that will be organized ahead of the 39th Summit of SADC.

President John Magufu will undertake chairmanship of SADC for a year to August 2020 during the summit.

Source: Xinhua News Agency