MACHINERIES AND EQUIPMENTS IMPRESS DIGNATORIES WHO VISITED SIDO PAVILLION AT THE 40TH DITF OF 2016
The 40th Dar Es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) took place this year in Mwalimu J. K. Nyerere Trade fair grounds from 28th June, 2016 to 08 July, 2016. The fair was officially opened on 2nd July 2016 by His excellence Hon. Paul Kagame, The President of the Republic of Rwanda who was escorted by his host His excellence Hon. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, The President of United Republic of Tanzania.
The theme of the fair was Linking Production to Markets, This theme has been selected in recognition of the DITF as a platform for trade and Investment opportunities for sustainable development growth. More than 28 countries and 2,200 local exhibitors participated SIDO included. SIDO have participated in this major event organized by Tanzania Trade Authority (Tan Trade) by displaying various technologies developed by its six Technology Development Centers (TDCs) and also organized more than 70 SMEs from Mainland Tanzania to participate. During this crucial event SIDO was able to display Technologies for Agro processing of Maize Value chain processing plant, animal feed mixers, fence designing machine, groundnuts value chain processing technology, ginger value chain processing technology, honey processing value chain technology, fish feed technology, timber milling, chalk and candle making together with attractive local made motor vehicle. Among the visitors to SIDO pavilion were Hon. Samia Suluhu, Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, former presidents Hon. Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Hon. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (second and fourth phase). Other VIP visitors included ministers, ambassadors and SIDO Board Chairman Mr. Wilfred L. Nyachia.
SIDO competed in the technology and machinery category and won the third prize. The event was officially closed on 8th July 2016 by Hon. Sospeter Muhongo (MP), Minister on Energy and Minerals.