SIDO SHINES IN ENGINEERING PRODUCTS AT DITF 2015
In its efforts to support SMEs in Tanzania, SIDO has made a remarkable memory when it emerged the first winner in engineering products during the 39th Dar Es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) held from 28th June to 8th July 2015. The pavilion was dominated with innovative and quality engineering products made by SIDO Technology Development Centers (TDCs) and SMEs owned industries supported by SIDO. The machines that drew the attention of National Government leaders and most visitors were eisenk craft machine made by SIDO - TDC Arusha; mobile rice mill/huller machine made by one of the SME supported by SIDO MS Malasi Engineering and fence wiring machines made by Tanzania fencing wire Company. Other machines include value addition chain machines for groundnuts, ginger, cassava, maize, leather, woodwork, food processing machines such as sugar cane extractor, coffee roaster and industrial fruits juice blender.
Other products displayed at the SIDO Pavilion were textile, handicraft, processed food products, soap and herbal products. Entrepreneurs from different regions some from funded programmes such as that of Tanzania Women Chamber of Commerce and Muunganisho Ujasiriamali Vijijini (MUVI) were among the participants who exhibited their products during the exhibition.
Training on the improvement of the products was provided especially for beekeepers. The participants were happy to discover new ways of improving and adding value to honey products. Advisory services were also offered at the pavilion where various people asked questions concerning improvement of their businesses and how to deal with various challenges that they encounter in the due course of running their businesses.